BroJ’s First Round Mock

Updated: April 26, 2012

The more I stay glued to the television watching four different channels’ 24/7 draft coverage, the more this mock draft drives me insane. Nothing that happens in the next seven hours should influence me. But it will. So I’m just posting it. Explanations will be posted where I feel like they are needed.




1. Indianapolis – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor


3. Minnesota – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Cleveland – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

  • I think there could be a trade in this area, possibly between Minnesota and Tampa. However, I think these three players will be picks 3-5 in some order.

6. St. Louis – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St.

7. Jacksonville – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.

8. Miami – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina – Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

  • In general, I believe that the top nine picks will be the ‘Top 6′ most people are talking about, Ryan Tannehill, Fletcher Cox, and a mystery player. That mystery player will depend on who is making that pick. In Carolina’s case, I think they are taking either Cox (if he is on the board) or Poe.

10. Buffalo – Mark Barron, S, Alabama

  • I was nearly laughed off of the podcast two weeks ago for suggesting that we could take Barron (okay, it wasn’t that bad, but it was considered an unlikely scenario). Either way, I thought that he was a real talent, and I know how much Nix and Gailey value their southeast athletes. Now this looks to be the likely pick, though I could get laughed off again come draft time.

11. Kansas City – David DeCastro, G, Stanford

12. Seattle – Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

13. Arizona – Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

14. Dallas – Melvin Ingram, DE/LB, South Carolina

15. Philadelphia – Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

16. New York Jets – Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

  • I think there could be some angry execs in the draft rooms of either Dallas, Philadelphia, or the Jets. All three teams are in need of very similar players and positions, and wouldn’t be surprised if one of these teams made a trade up to leap the others.

17. Cincinnati – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. San Diego – Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

19. Chicago – Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse

20. Tennessee – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

21. Cincinnati – Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia

22. Cleveland – Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

  • I think Floyd may fall in this draft due to the ridiculous mid-first round defensive depth. Somebody has to be the victim.

23. Detroit – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

24. Pittsburgh – Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

  • This just seems too likely to not happen

25. Denver – Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.

26. Houston – Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

27. New England – Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE, Alabama

28. Green Bay – Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC

29. Baltimore – Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

30. San Francisco – Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

31. New England – Shea Mclellin, LB, Boise St.

  • Expect New England to trade back out of one of their two picks. I know this isn’t a grand proclamation, but this year it is almost guaranteed. They don’t hold a pick in rounds five, six, or seven.

32. New York Giants – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford


Sleeper Players I Think May Get Taken in the First Round (but didn’t have the balls to pick):

Bruce Irvin, OLB/DE, West Virginia

Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss

Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

Josh Robinson, CB, UCF

Derek Wolfe, DE, Cincinnati


Players Past Round Two That I Like For the Bills:

Janorris Jenkins, CB, N. Alabama (I’m sort of praying here)

Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma St.

Sean Spence, LB, Miami

Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma

Casey Heyward, CB, Vanderbilt

Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri

Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn


Five First Round Bust Predictions

Ryan Tannehill

Dontari Poe

Stephon Gilmore

Courtney Upshaw

Nick Perry


Five Players Whose Career Results Will Depend on the Right Fit

Morris Claiborne

Cordy Glenn

Quinton Coples

Dre Kirkpatrick

Doug Martin