View Full Version : PlanetSteelers 2012 Board Mock Draft Official Selection Thread
04-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Please only post picks here (I'll also announce trades here if any come across my PM desk). Any trash talk or other commentary should be confined to the sister thread (also stickied for your convenience for the next week-and-a-half until the actual draft takes place).
Here is the schedule, starting next week (note: all times are Eastern Standard Time, since that is where Pittsburgh is located):
Monday, April 16, 2012
9:00-9:59 a.m. EST Indianapolis *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Stanford QB Andrew Luck
10:00-10:59 a.m. EST Washington (from St. Louis) *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Baylor QB Robert Griffin III
11:00-11:59 a.m. EST Minnesota *RUTHLESSBURGHER* USC LT Matt Kalil
12:00-12:59 p.m. EST Cleveland *SQUIDKID* Alabama RB Trent Richardson
1:00-1:59 p.m. EST Tampa Bay *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* LSU CB Morris Claiborne
2:00-2:59 p.m. EST St. Louis (from Washington) *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Oklahoma St. WR Justin Blackmon
3:00-3:59 p.m. EST Jacksonville *D_ROCK* South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram
4:00-4:59 p.m. EST Miami *D_ROCK* Stanford OG David DeCastro
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
9:00-9:59 a.m. EST Carolina *D_ROCK* Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd
10:00-10:59 a.m. EST Buffalo *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Iowa OT Riley Reiff
11:00-11:59 a.m. EST Kansas City *NOTTINGHAMFOREST_UK* Memphis DT Dontari Poe
12:00-12:59 p.m. EST Seattle *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill
1:00-1:59 p.m. EST Arizona *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Boston College LB Luke Kuechly
2:00-2:59 p.m. EST Dallas *SQUIDKID* North Carolina DE Quinton Coples
3:00-3:59 p.m. EST Philadelphia *STEELERSROCK151* Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox
4:00-4:59 p.m. EST New York Jets *SQUIDKID* Alabama SS Mark Barron
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
9:00-9:59 a.m. EST Cincinnati (from Oakland) *STEELERSROCK151* Georgia OG Cordy Glenn
10:00-10:59 a.m. EST Pittsburgh (from San Diego) *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Stanford OT Jonathan Martin
11:00-11:59 a.m. EST Chicago *CHADMAN* Stanford TE Coby Fleener
12:00-12:59 p.m. EST Tennessee *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Wisconsin C Peter Konz
1:00-1:59 p.m. EST Green Bay (from Cincinnati) *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw
2:00-2:59 p.m. EST Cleveland (from Atlanta) *SQUIDKID* Baylor WR Kendall Wright
3:00-3:59 p.m. EST Detroit *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick
4:00-4:59 p.m. EST San Diego (from Pittsburgh) *POUNCEY53FAN* Boise St. OLB Shea McClellin
Thursday, April 19, 2012
9:00-9:59 a.m. EST Denver *PFELIX73* Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower
10:00-10:59 a.m. EST Houston *PFELIX73* South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery
11:00-11:59 a.m. EST New England (from New Orleans) *SQUIDKID* South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore
12:00-12:59 p.m. EST Cincinnati (from Green Bay) *STEELERSROCK151* Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill
1:00-1:59 p.m. EST Baltimore *NOTTINGHAMFOREST_UK* Clemson DE Andre Branch
2:00-2:59 p.m. EST San Francisco *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Ohio State OT Mike Adams
3:00-3:59 p.m. EST New England *SQUIDKID* Illinois OLB Whitney Mercilus
4:00-4:59 p.m. EST New York Giants *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* Mississippi OT Bobby Massie
Friday, April 20, 2012
9:00-9:29 a.m. EST St. Louis *RUTHLESSBURGHER* LSU DT Michael Brockers
9:30-9:59 a.m. EST Indianapolis *RUTHLESSBURGHER* North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins
10:00-10:29 a.m. EST Minnesota *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Notre Dame SS Harrison Smith
10:30-10:59 a.m. EST Tampa Bay *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* North Carolina LB Zach Brown
11:00-11:29 a.m. EST Cleveland *SQUIDKID* Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden
11:30-10:59 a.m. EST Jacksonville *D_ROCK* Wisconsin OG Kevin Zeitler
12:00-12:29 p.m. EST St. Louis (from Washington) *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Nebraska OLB Lavonte David
12:30-12:59 p.m. EST Carolina *D_ROCK* Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy
1:00-1:29 p.m. EST Buffalo *RUTHLESSBURGHER* LSU WR Rueben Randle
1:30-1:59 p.m. EST Miami *D_ROCK* Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins
2:00-2:29 p.m. EST Seattle *RUTHLESSBURGHER* USC DE Nick Perry
2:30-2:59 p.m. EST Kansas City *NOTTINGHAMFOREST_UK* Midwestern State OG Amini Silatolu
3:00-3:29 p.m. EST Dallas *SQUIDKID* Nebraska CB Alfonzo Dennard
3:30-3:59 p.m. EST Philadelphia *STEELERSROCK151* Central Florida CB Josh Robinson
4:00-4:29 p.m. EST New York Jets *SQUIDKID* Utah State LB Bobby Wagner
4:30-4:59 p.m. EST New England (from Oakland) *SQUIDKID* Penn State DT Devon Still
Monday, April 23, 2012
9:00-9:29 a.m. EST Miami (from San Diego) *D_ROCK* Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu
9:30-9:59 a.m. EST Chicago *CHADMAN* Connecticut DT Kendall Reyes
10:00-10:29 a.m. EST Philadelphia (from Arizona) *STEELERSROCK151* California LB Mychal Kendricks
10:30-10:59 a.m. EST Tennessee *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Syracuse DE Chandler Jones
11:00-11:29 a.m. EST Cincinnati *STEELERSROCK151* Boise State RB Doug Martin
11:30-10:59 a.m. EST Detroit *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Marshall DE Vinny Curry
12:00-12:29 p.m. EST Atlanta *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Clemson TE Dwayne Allen
12:30-12:59 p.m. EST Pittsburgh *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Miami (Ohio) OG Brandon Brooks
1:00-1:29 p.m. EST Denver *PFELIX73* Virginia Tech RB David Wilson
1:30-1:59 p.m. EST Houston *PFELIX73* Washington NT Alameda Ta'Amu
2:00-2:29 p.m. EST Green Bay *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Miami RB Lamar Miller
2:30-2:59 p.m. EST Baltimore *NOTTINGHAMFOREST_UK* Wake Forest WR Chris Givens
3:00-3:29 p.m. EST San Francisco *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Nebraska DE Jared Crick
3:30-3:59 p.m. EST New England *SQUIDKID* Iowa State OG Kelechi Osemele
4:00-4:29 p.m. EST New York Giants *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
9:00-9:29 a.m. EST Indianapolis *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Clemson DT Brandon Thompson
9:30-9:59 a.m. EST St. Louis *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Florida State OT Zebrie Sanders
10:00-10:29 a.m. EST Minnesota *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Appalachian State WR Brian Quick
10:30-10:59 a.m. EST Cleveland *SQUIDKID* Arizona WR Juron Criner
11:00-11:29 a.m. EST Tampa Bay *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* LSU SS Brandon Taylor
11:30-10:59 a.m. EST Washington *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Illinois OT Jeff Allen
12:00-12:29 p.m. EST Jacksonville *D_ROCK* Iowa WR Marvin McNutt
12:30-12:59 p.m. EST Buffalo *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Georgia CB Brandon Boykin
1:00-1:29 p.m. EST San Diego (from Miami) *POUNCEY53FAN* California OT Mitchell Schwartz
1:30-1:59 p.m. EST San Diego (from Miami through Carolina and Chicago) *POUNCEY53FAN* Oregon RB LaMichael James
2:00-2:29 p.m. EST Kansas City *NOTTINGHAMFOREST_UK* Arizona State QB Brock Osweiler
2:30-2:59 p.m. EST Seattle *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Washington RB Chris Polk
3:00-3:29 p.m. EST Houston (from Philadelphia) *PFELIX73* Troy OT James Brown
3:30-3:59 p.m. EST New York Jets *SQUIDKID* Oklahoma State FS Markelle Martin
4:00-4:29 p.m. EST San Diego *POUNCEY53FAN* Vanderbilt CB Casey Heyward
4:30-4:59 p.m. EST Chicago *CHADMAN* Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
9:00-9:29 a.m. EST Arizona *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Oklahoma OLB Ronnell Lewis
9:30-9:59 a.m. EST Dallas *SQUIDKID* Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict
10:00-10:29 a.m. EST Tennessee *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Montana CB Trumaine Johnson
10:30-10:59 a.m. EST Cincinnati *STEELERSROCK151* Virginia CB Chase Minnifield
11:00-11:29 a.m. EST Atlanta *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Georgia C Ben Jones
11:30-10:59 a.m. EST Detroit *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Baylor C Philip Blake
12:00-12:29 p.m. EST San Diego (from Pittsburgh) *POUNCEY53FAN* Cincinnati DE Derek Wolfe
12:30-12:59 p.m. EST Denver *PFELIX73* Michigan DT Mike Martin
1:00-1:29 p.m. EST Philadelphia (from Houston) *STEELERSROCK151* Boise State FS George Iloka
1:30-1:59 p.m. EST New Orleans *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Louisiana-LaFayette CB Dwight Bentley
2:00-2:29 p.m. EST Cincinnati (from Green Bay) *STEELERSROCK151* Boise State DE Billy Winn
2:30-2:59 p.m. EST Baltimore *NOTTINGHAMFOREST_UK* Louisiana-LaFayette TE Ladarius Green
3:00-3:29 p.m. EST San Francisco *RUTHLESSBURGHER* Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins
3:30-3:59 p.m. EST New England *SQUIDKID* South Carolina SS Antonio Allen
4:00-4:29 p.m. EST New York Giants *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* Utah State RB Robert Turbin
4:30-4:59 p.m. EST Oakland (Compensatory Selection) *DISCIPLINE_OF_STEEL* Utah OT Tony Bergstrom
START OF ACTUAL DRAFT:
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Pittsburgh gets 1.18 (worth 900 pts.; Steelers select Stanford OT Jonathan Martin) from San Diego in exchange for picks 1.24 (worth 740 pts.; Chargers select Boise State OLB Shea McClellin) and 3.86 (worth 160 pts.; Chargers select Cincinnati DE Derek Wolfe). Total value: 900 pts. vs. 900 pts.
Green Bay gets 1.21 (worth 800 pts.; Packers select Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw) from Cincinnati in exchange for picks 1.28 (worth 660 pts.; Bengals select Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill) and 3.90 (worth 140 pts.; Bengals select Boise State DE Billy Winn). Total value: 800 pts. vs. 800 pts.
Miami gets 2.49 (worth 410 pts.; Dolphins select Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu) and 4.110 (worth 74 pts.) from San Diego in exchange for picks 3.72 (worth 230 pts.; Chargers select California OT Mitchell Schwartz), 3.73 (worth 225 pts.; Chargers select Oregon RB LaMichael James), and 5.145 (worth 33.5 pts.). Total value: 484 pts. vs. 488.5 pts.
04-16-2012, 10:13 AM
They let God's Gift to Quarterbacking go to Denver to replace God's Gift to Wildcat Quarterbacking. There is no way they do anything except for taking the consensus best QB prospect to come out of the draft since God's Gift to Quarterbacking himself (of course, it has yet to be determined if Andrew Luck will be as capable as Peyton was in "Cut That Meat!" commercials).
You can't ask for much more...He's got the arm to make all the necessary throws, he has the experience running a pro-offense in college, has a Stanford-level brain on his shoulders, and has the athleticism that actually equals many of the measurables that Cam Newton put up at the combine last year.
My only concern is that he looks like the kid from "Freaks and Geeks" back in the day (that guy's also on the TV show "Bones" since then, and was also the guy who wasn't allowed to get a word in edgewise in the movie "Waiting").
Anyway, with the first overall pick in the 2012 PlanetSteeler Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select QB Andrew Luck.
04-16-2012, 10:22 AM
The Redskins didn't trade away 3 first round picks and a second round pick for just anyone. They are setting their sites on Thurston Howell III.
Whoops...I meant Robert Griffin III.
Of course, based on the lack of weapons and o-line talent in D.C., RG3 will have to fashion an offense out of coconuts and woven palm leaves like Gilligan's Island.
04-16-2012, 10:37 AM
The Vikings need a franchise left tackle badly. Their last franchise left tackle got busted in the "Love Boat" scandal, and is now in Baltimore, where that type of behavior is accepted (if not encouraged). The best left tackle in the draft is the brother of Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil. And unlike the brother of another Pro Bowl center (*cough*Mike Pouncey*cough*cough*), Matt Kalil's draft stock is not artificially inflated because of his brother. Matt is a legit franchise left tackle, and you don't pass up legit franchise left tackles when they come along.
The Minnesota Vikings select USC LT Matt Kalil.
04-16-2012, 10:47 AM
Squidkid sent me a PM with his top 4 choices for the Browns, since he would not be at his computer when Cleveland's selection was due. And of course, since Holmgren wasn't willing to do what it takes to go get a franchise QB to compete with Ben, Flacco, and Dalton, they've decided that if you can't pass, you might as well run.
The Cleveland Browns select Alabama RB Trent Richardson.
04-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Discipline of Steel PM'ed me his preferred picks for Tampa as well. The best available player on his list happens to be a cornerback, which is nice since Ronde Barber is older than dirt, Aqib Talib may end up in prison, and Eric Wright isn't worth the #1 CB money that Tampa gave him this offseason (he's a #2 CB at best).
The Tampa Bay Bucs select LSU CB Morris Claiborne.
04-16-2012, 01:26 PM
The Rams biggest need is finding weapons for Sam Bradford (especially after Brandon Lloyd jumped ship to following Josh McDaniels to New England in a sad Leonard Pope-Todd Haley like shadow relationship). If Washington hadn't given St. Louis an extra 2nd round pick this year, plus a 1st round pick next year, and another 1st round pick the year after that in order to move up from #6 to #2, the Rams likely would have taken Justin Blackmon at #2 anyway. Now they have that ridiculous bounty of picks (whoops...shouldn't say "bounty" when talking about the team who currently employs Gregg Williams), and Blackmon still falls into their laps at #6 anyway. Neener neener ha ha.
The Rams select Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon.
04-16-2012, 06:28 PM
They've tried it before. They've failed before. And now the Jaguars still need to find a stud DE to put pressure on quarterbacks.
They're going to hope this is the guy that finally changes that trend.
6'1" 264 lb DE from South Carolina
04-16-2012, 06:56 PM
Tannehill, Tannehill, Tannehill. Blah Blah Blah.
You don't make a jump like that in draft stock and deserve it. There are no QBs worth drafting at this point for the Dolphins.
You know who is worth it? A fantastic player who has proven it time and time again.
The Miami Dolphins select:
6'5" 316 lb OG from Stanford
And now Ruthless can't have him.
04-17-2012, 08:08 AM
The Panthers are going to take
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
more to come later today...
04-17-2012, 10:21 AM
With Tannehill surprising slipping past Miami, might the Bills take Tannehill and develop him as the heir apparent to Ryan Fitzpatrick? Well, it was only 6 months ago that they just gave Fitz a seven-year, $62.195 million contract, containing $24 million guaranteed, including a $10 million signing bonus, so no. Besides, Ralph Wilson and Chan Gailey are old...they might not have the patience to live long enough to see Tannehill develop from a college WR (he caught 112 passes for 1596 yards and 10 TD at Texas A&M before being switched to QB) into a bona fide NFL starter at QB.
Could they go for a BPA pick, putting a tackling machine like Luke Kuechly behind a potentially dominant DL consisting of Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, Kyle Williams, and Mark Anderson/Chris Kelsay/Shawne Merriman? That would sure be tempting, but they need to fill a need at tackle first. They improved their interior OL in recent drafts, but have watched OT's like Jason Peters, Demetress Bell, and of course, the awesome Jonathan Scott leave for greener pastures in Pennsylvania instead. They need a big ol' tackle like Iowa's Riley Reiff.
04-17-2012, 11:28 AM
Amazingly, D Rock stole my O-Line stud DeCastro .... however it's too high for a guard to be drafted anyways *such lies* so I'm going for another position of need in the Memphis Nose Tackle484 DONTARI POE ....thus leaving Luke Kuechly still readily an option for Steeler Nation!
04-17-2012, 12:17 PM
I know the Seahawks just signed Matt Flynn, but reports are that Pete Carroll is absolutely SMITTEN with Ryan Tannehill.
It's not as if they signed Flynn to a massive, big money long-term deal either. It was a three-year, $19.5 million contract with $10 million guaranteed, including a $6 million signing bonus. His yearly base salaries will be $2 million in 2012, $5.25 million in 2013, and $6.25 million in 2014. That's manageable for a year or two while they bring Tannehill along slowly, since he only has about a year-and-a-half of experience as a starting QB in college.
*Random Steeler-related Tannehill note...why was Tannehill playing WR instead of QB in 08-09 for Texas A&M? Because current Steeler QB Jerrod Johnson was their starting QB instead.*
04-17-2012, 12:33 PM
The Cardinals were interested in David DeCastro, Michael Floyd, and Riley Reiff here, and would now like to say that the 3 teams picking 8th, 9th, and 10th are big fat doodieheads!!! They considered going for a top notch pass-rushing OLB to play opposite Sam Acho (do you believe that Clark Freaking Haggans actually started all 16 games for Arizona last season?), but don't see great value here, since the best pass rusher on the board is Quinton Coples, and he is strictly a 4-3 DE, not a 3-4 OLB. Instead, they'll make a BPA pick. Normally, ILB's don't go so early in the draft since the league is morphing into a pass-centric game that devalues run stuffers...but Arizona plays in the NFC West, where they have to deal with large doses of Frank Gore, Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch, and SJax.
Besides, Ken Whisenhunt just noticed that NottinghamForest_UK just posted that "Luke Kuechly still readily an option for Steeler Nation" so rather than waiting to take Kuechly away from the Steelers at a later date, they will steal Kuechly away from the Steelers now. Tackling Machine to the desert.
04-17-2012, 03:10 PM
While running a little behind, due to a last minute facelift procedure, Jerry Jones wipes the sweat of his new brow and screams out "How bout that new cowboy QUINTON COPLES"
04-17-2012, 03:45 PM
With the 16th pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles shore up the middle of their defensive line with the consensus #1 DT, an incredible mix of size, strength, and speed. Weclome to Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox.
04-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Steelersrock151 PM'ed me his list of possibilities for the Iggles, and whaddaya know...Philly got its first choice (and, no, it wasn't those ribs that Andy Reid was looking for)!
The Philadelphia Eagles select Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox
04-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Squidkid PM'ed me with his pick for the Jets...Alabama safety Mark Barron
Dude can sure get hangtime as if he were a Jet.
04-18-2012, 09:38 AM
489With the 17th pick in the draft, The Bungles are faced with a choice between shoring up their corners, their receivers, or their o-line. Looking at the remaining players on the board, and knowing there are three first-round corners still on the board, two or three first round receivers still on the board, and 1 first round guard, along with two second round guards who will not make it to the 53rd pick, Cinicinatti selects Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia.
04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
Your Pittsburgh Steelers have moved up from #24 to #18!
The Chargers will receive Pittsburgh's 3rd round pick.
The numbers work out perfectly according to the trade value chart:
1.18 = 900 pts.
1.24 = 740 pts.
3.86 = 160 pts.
1.24 + 3.86 = 900 pts.
04-18-2012, 10:21 AM
Your Pittsburgh Steelers have moved up from #24 to #18!
The Chargers will receive Pittsburgh's 3rd round pick.
The numbers work out perfectly according to the trade value chart:
1.18 = 900 pts.
1.24 = 740 pts.
3.86 = 160 pts.
1.24 + 3.86 = 900 pts.
The Chargers are here just to confirm this trade.
04-18-2012, 10:30 AM
We all know that your Steelers Mock GM has been coveting Stanford OG David DeCastro, but Miami took him in the top 10. DeCastro was as close to a sure thing as they come, with comparisons to Steve Hutchinson and Alan Faneca. But, after all, he is a guard, and guard typically are not valued as highly as, say, left tackles, for instance. In addition to DeCastro, that Stanford o-line also featured a 3 year starter at LT who protected Andrew Luck's blindside while also sealing off the edge for a top-notch Cardinal rushing game. Unlike the Steeler run game, which is predominantly right handed (the LG pulls to the right and the RB runs toward the right side behind the LG and RT more often than not), the Stanford run game was predominantly left handed instead (the RG [DeCastro] pulled to the left and the RB runs toward the left side behind the RG [DeCastro] and the LT [Jonathan Martin]).
This season, we are relying on Marcus Gilbert (who was surprisingly good at RT last season as a rookie) to be able to make the switch to LT in year two. However, I have my doubts...Gilbert seems more like a big-bodied mauler type that you'd prefer at RT than a LT which requires more athleticism, balance, and agility, which are Jonathan Martin's strong suits. Martin is durable, has a great work ethic, is a quality teammate, with good technique, and solid fundamentals. He is a natural knee bender with nimble feet who displays an understanding of positioning and angles, and has shown the ability to lock on to a defender and sustain his block.
This move gives us a legit left tackle, and allows us to keep Gilbert at RT, where he fits best. It also allows us to move Willie Colon inside at guard, where many of us felt would be the more natural position for him anyway (Colon can be a powerful blocker, but has always struggled with the outside speed rush, and an Achilles injury is certainly not going to help him in that regard...playing him inside in a phone booth instead of outside on an island will play to his strengths and minimize his weaknesses).
The Pittsburgh Steelers would like to welcome Stanford OT Jonathan Martin into the Steeler family!
04-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Chadman PM'ed me a list of potential choices for Chicago...and whattaya know...he wanted Jonathan Martin and Cordy Glenn. Now I'm really glad that I reached out to San Diego yesterday (before you sent me your picks, Chad...I promise).
So, with the top OL candidates off the board, the Bears make up for the fact that they gave away Greg Olsen for peanuts because Mike Martz hates tight ends. Now that Martz is gone, suddenly the Bears need a TE again (unless you want to rely on Matt Spaeth, of course :lol:).
The Chicago Bears select Stanford TE Coby Fleener.
Interesting note...uppity Stanford now has four top 20 pick in this mock (1, 8, 18, 19) while a dominant football powerhouse like Alabama only has 2 so far (4, 16 with Upshaw, Kirkpatrick, and Hightower still available).
04-18-2012, 12:20 PM
The Titans could consider adding a CB to replace the departed Cortland Finnegan, but Dre Kirkpatrick and Janorris Jenkins have both had off-the-field issues, and they have had bad experiences taking a CB with red flags before *cough*Pacman*cough*cough*. They like Stephon Gilmore but don't love him here, so they'll stick with Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner as their starters for now and look to add corner depth later in this draft.
Besides, the Titans have Hall of Fame o-lineman Mike Munchak as head coach and Hall of Fame o-lineman Bruce Matthews as OL coach, so they'll want to draft big and draft ugly. Their tackles (Roos and Stewart) are solid, but they could use some reinforcements inside. They did add an aging Steve Hutchinson in free agency, but could really use an upgrade at center, because Eugene Amano sucks. And since there is really only one good center in this draft then a bunch of mediocre prospects after that, you might as well pull the trigger on the top center here.
The Tennessee Titans select Wisconsin center Peter Konz.
04-18-2012, 01:12 PM
Green Bay is moving up to pick #21.
Cincinnati will receive the Packers' 1st and 3rd round picks.
Just like the Steeler/Charger trade, the numbers work out perfectly.
1.21 = 800 pts.
1.28 = 660 pts.
3.90 = 140 pts.
1.28 + 3.90 = 800 pts.
The Cheeseheads are now on the clock.
04-18-2012, 01:20 PM
The Green Bay Packers biggest need is a legit pass rusher opposite Clay Matthews. Once Courtney Upshaw fell out of the top 20, it became reasonable for Pack to go get him. Now who ya gonna double-team? Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler, and Christian Ponder just peed themselves.
The Green Bay Packers select Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw.
04-18-2012, 03:06 PM
wr Kendall Wright for the browns at #22
04-18-2012, 03:18 PM
After franchising Cliff Avril and re-signing Stephen Tulloch and Jeff Backus, the Lions biggest need is for a starting corner opposite Chris Houston (now that Eric Wright has signed with Tampa Bay). And since Mo Claiborne is the only CB to come off the board so far, they have their pick between Janoris Jenkins, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Stephon Gilmore. Since Chris Houston is only 5'11" 178 lbs., the Lions decide to complement him with a bigger corner, who measures in at 6'2" 186 lbs.
The Detroit Lions select Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick.
04-18-2012, 05:21 PM
With the 24th pick of PlanetSteelers 2012 Board Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State.
The Chargers had significant problems with rushing the passer this past season. Part of that problem was a past 1st round draft pick in Larry English not panning out like the organization had hoped. This time, they hope their luck is far better. McClellin is fast rising up draft boards due to his versatility as well as his non-stop motor. This guy never gives up on a play. He's physical, a good run stopper, excellent at getting after the QB and can hold his own against running backs and tight ends in pass coverage. He was used in multiple positions on Boise State's defense. He lined up at defensive end, outside linebacker and even got some looks at inside linebacker. We look at this in San Diego and believe we are getting a Brooks Reed (he plays for the Houston Texans and had 6 sacks as a rookie) type player at worst and if things really work out well, think he could become a premier pass rusher in the NFL. McClellin will instantly give the Chargers pass rush a bolt of much needed life (no pun intended). I'll be perfectly honest, this is one guy I'd take a long look at if the Steelers stay with the 24th pick next week and he's still on the board.
04-19-2012, 11:04 AM
seeing that the time has expired for the 25th and 26th picks, the patriots race to the poduium to select STEPHON GILMORE cb
04-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Denver Broncos will select Dant'e Hightower from Alabama.... Could not allow the BPA here to continue to slide...
04-19-2012, 11:14 AM
The Houston Texans pick...We are pleased to announce that we have chosen USC's Alshon Jeffery... That's correct USC- the real USC- Univ. of South Carolina.
With Andre Johnson getting older, we believe adding another threat for Matt Schaub will help us reach our goal of going to the Super Bowl...
04-19-2012, 11:22 AM
Denver Broncos will select Mark Barron Safety from Alabama.... Could not allow the BPA here to continue the slide...
barron is already gone
04-19-2012, 11:32 AM
I know- sorry- just saw that- I changed it.....
04-19-2012, 12:08 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals traded down from the #21 spot because at that point they had five people on their draft board that they valued equally. By trading down 7 spots two of those players still remain. Left with the choice of strengthening their pass offense or their pass defense with two equally rated players, it comes down to a matter of intangibles.
Pairing Stephen Hill with AJ Green could give the Bengals one of the most dangerous receiving duos in the league.
Janoris Jenkins would give them a top-10 talent at corner.
The deciding factor, however, was the pairing of Janoris Jenkins with Jerome Simpson.
With the 28th pick in the draft, The Cincinnati Bengals select Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech506
04-19-2012, 01:00 PM
With the Titans shock reach for Peter Konz, the Rat Birds thought it essential to change tact and PUNT (Well Kick) for Blair Walsh in the first. It was deemed neccesary due to the hilarity of Billy Cundiff's inability to kick from 32 yards. However, upon stumbling to the stage and a slight concussion to the head the Rat Birds announced their first round selection as the new "Suggs" DE ANDRE BRANCH 507
04-19-2012, 01:32 PM
The Niners are VERY tempted by the fact that Whitney Mercilus is still on the board. He would make a heck of a bookend opposite last year's rookie sensation Aldon Smith, but the team just re-signed Ahmad Brooks to a six-year, $37 million contract ($8.25 million guaranteed).
They could go wideout, but they just signed Mario Manningham and Randy Moss. I realize that Moss is only there for the short-term, and Manningham may be a better #3 WR than a #2 WR, but the crop of WR's available does not excite me. If a freak of nature like Stephen Hill were still available, that might be worth the risk, but Rueben Randle just doesn't get my juices flowing.
The Niners have a solid left side of the OL with Joe Staley and Mike Iupati, but need some serious help on the right side. Guards Adam Snyder and Chilo Rachal signed in Arizona and Chicago respectively this offseason, and former first round pick Anthony Davis seems to be overwhelmed at tackle. Often times when highly drafted OT's flame out, teams move them inside to guard and they have success (see Leonard Davis and Robert Gallery as prime examples). The Niners could try to salvage Davis by moving him to RG, and then drafting someone to play RT with the 30th pick in round 1.
The San Francisco 49ers select Ohio State OT Mike Adams.
04-19-2012, 03:20 PM
the patriots wont make the same mistake that the 9ers did, they will select WHITNEY MERCILUS
Discipline of Steel
04-19-2012, 10:56 PM
The Giants had the worst rushing offense in the league last year and that simply isnt acceptable. Available players came down to the 2nd RB or 5th OT. Since a good RB can come from anywhere and good OT are hard to find, the NYG select a true road grader from Ole Miss
OT Bobby Massie
04-19-2012, 11:24 PM
The Rams provided Sam Bradford with legit weapon in round 1 when they selected WR Justin Blackmon. They could certainly decide to give Bradford some protection up front with their next pick, but with the run of o-linemen to come off the board, the value is simply not there at this point. For the first pick in round 2, it is time to address the defense, which is head coach Jeff Fisher's specialty. They should have a solid future with Chris Long and Robert Quinn as pass rushing DE's, but they could fortify the middle of that defensive line with talent. They signed Kendall Langford from the Dolphins and Trevor Laws from the Eagles, but they could still use a young stud in that rotation (Laws is a solid energy guy, but I don't see him as every-down starter material). Luckily, a guy who may be the best DT in this entire draft (he's right on par with Fletcher Cox and Dontari Poe in terms of potential), somehow slipped out of the first round. The Rams wanted this guy so much that they tried to trade back into the late first round to get him, but were turned down, only to have their target fall into their laps anyway. Can you believe the Rams' luck so far? They get 2 firsts and a second to move back 4 spots in the first round, and then get the WR they wanted all along anyway, and now they get another player at a position of need with a mid-first round grade at the top of the second round without needing to trade up (and they get to get to pick yet again 6 picks from now because of that aforementioned extra 2nd rounder they got from Washington.
The St. Louis Rams select LSU DT Michael Brockers
04-19-2012, 11:36 PM
Indy got their franchise QB of the future in Andrew Luck, but now they have to work on rebuilding the rest of the roster that has been stripped virtually bare. Their roster is so thin all over that they can afford to take the best available player essentially anywhere and it would be a significant upgrade. There is a cornerback still available who would be considered to be an early first round talent if not for some off-the-field indiscretions. Well, Indy's new head coach is Chuck Pagano, who was the defensive coordinator in Baltimore last season. What did Pagano's team do in the draft last year? They drafted a talented cornerback who whould have been considered to be an early first round pick if not for some off-the-field indiscretions (Jimmy Smith). And, frankly, look at the corners currently on the Colts roster: Jerraud Powers, Kevin Thomas, Brandon King, Chris Rucker, Terrence Johnson, and Mike Holmes. Which of those guys is going to cover Andre Johnson twice a year? None of them.
The Indianapolis Colts select North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins.
04-19-2012, 11:46 PM
The Vikings filled their biggest need in the first round by selecting LT Ryan Kalil. They need a legit wideout opposite Percy Harvin, and if someone like Alshon Jeffery were still available, I probably would have pulled the trigger here, but he's not. They could take a Rueben Randle instead, but WR is a relatively deep position in this draft, and they should be able to wait another round or two and still get a solid prospect. They also could use a legit DT to place next to Kevin Williams to fill the hole left without Pat Williams. There are still a few intriguing DT's on the board who would look good in Viking purple, but once again, the DT crop is relatively deep this year, so they should still be able to unearth a solid DT to plug the middle in the next round or two. Once place where they could sorely use an upgrade where there will not be solid depth in upcoming rounds is at safety. They safeties currently on their roster are guys named Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond, Eric Frampton, and Andrew Sendejo. And in this draft, there is a big dropoff after the first two safeties, so they decide to make a move now.
The Vikings select Notre Dame SS Harrison Smith.
Discipline of Steel
04-20-2012, 07:45 AM
Buccaneer LB play was abominable last year, so they look to rebuild the corp and address a defense that fell apart down the stretch with a second premium pick in a row.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select
OLB Zach Brown
04-20-2012, 11:44 AM
The Jaguars are on the clock and would like to select
Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
Gotta keep supporting that running game and hopefully get Blaine Gabbert some time to throw the ball.
04-20-2012, 12:16 PM
It's getting tougher to squeeze in all the picks on time now that have only half-hour windows in rounds 2 & 3 instead of a full hour in round 1. I mentioned in the rules that if you miss your time slot and have not sent me possible picks via PM, then up to two teams can leapfrog you, and then I will be forced to make a pick for you. The Jaguars have already leapfrogged Cleveland, and now the Rams will do so as well (before I ultimately make the Browns pick for them).
The Rams upgraded at wideout and defensive tackle so far by adding Justin Blackmon and Michael Brockers. They could address the o-line or the secondary now, but they could really use really use some help at OLB (they replaced Chris Chamberlain with Jo-Lonn Dunbar on the roster, but that's not the answer).
The St. Louis Rams select Nebraska OLB Lavonte David.
04-20-2012, 12:26 PM
The Cleveland Browns did an nice job upgrading their offensive weapons in round 1 by adding RB Trent Richardson and WR Kendall Wright. The only problem is that they aren't going to challenge for a division title with Colt McCoy at QB when the other QB's in the division are Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, and Andy Dalton. There is still a quarterback left on the board who is significantly better than McCoy, and is probably in the Dalton-Flacco range, talent-wise. The only problem is that he is already in his late 20's...if this guy was 22, he'd likely be drafted in the early 1st round ahead of Tannehill. Last year, Cincy improved greatly by adding a first round WR and then a QB in the early second. This year, Cleveland hopes to improve greatly by adding a first round RB and WR and then a QB in the early second.
The Cleveland Browns select Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden.
04-20-2012, 12:36 PM
Carolina will take DT Jerel Worthy from Michigan State
04-20-2012, 01:46 PM
The Bills could really use a wideout opposite of Stevie Johnson (Donald Jones, David Nelson, Naaman Roosevelt, oh my!). They might have considered WR with their first pick, but Blackmon and Floyd were already off the board, so they filled their other major need at OT with Riley Reiff instead.
The Buffalo Bills select LSU WR Rueben Randle.
04-20-2012, 02:01 PM
The Dolphins, finally, will get a new quarterback. Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach til the break of dawn
Welcome to Miami, Kirk Cousins!
6'3 214 lb QB from Michigan Statehttp://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college/files/2011/03/Kirk-Cousins-Northern-Colo-2010.jpg
04-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Seattle could use some help on defense. It looked like they would target a linebacker early, since David Hawthorne, Leroy Hill, and Matt McCoy were all free agents. Although they lost Hawthorne to the Saints, they replaced him with Barrett Ruud and were able to re-sign Hill and McCoy as well. They could use an upgrade on the d-line, to get more of a push up front on D. There are still a couple of excellent DL prospects available like USC DE Nick Perry and PSU DT Devon Still...which should we choose? Well, they already added DT Jason Jones in free agency and haven't brought in any new DE's...add in the fact that Seattle head coach Pete Carroll recruited Perry to USC once upon a time and the choice is clear.
The Seattle Seahawks select USC DE Nick Perry.
04-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Hmmm tempted as the Head office are, they decide against drafting QB, Brock Osweiler, giving king of no Cassel another chance. Instead, choosing to add weight to their Zone blocking scheme, with the power and aggresiveness of OL, AMINI SILATOLU .... whom they feel could play either at LT or guard.
04-20-2012, 03:19 PM
dallas selects............alfonzo dennard cb
04-20-2012, 03:28 PM
Since they're shopping around Asante Samuel and his $10 mil contract, and Rogers Cromartie basically, well, sucks, the Philadelphia Eagles strengthen their secondary with the selection of the fastest man in the draft, Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida. His experience playing man will come in handy in the Eagles press-man defense.
04-20-2012, 03:43 PM
the jets select lb bobby wagner
04-20-2012, 05:25 PM
wow, the patriots cant believe this guy is still on the board. instead of just sitting still, they race to turn in their selection. before sitting back down to hear their selection announced, the patriots war room make their way to the patriots moonshine still and poor themselves a celebratory drink....................DEVON STILL
04-22-2012, 12:55 PM
Miami gets the Chargers' 2nd and 4th round picks in exchange for both of the Dolphins' 3rd round picks and their 5th round pick.
2.49 = 410 pts.
4.110 = 74 pts.
Total going from SD to MIA: 484 pts.
3.72 = 230 pts.
3.73 = 225 pts.
5.145 = 33.5 pts.
Total going from MIA to SD: 488.5 pts.
Trade approved! The Dolphins are now on the clock!
04-22-2012, 06:03 PM
miami is going to take wr mohamed sanu. my ip is blocked again so posting from my phone this is as good as it gets
04-23-2012, 09:19 AM
Chadman sent me a list of possible picks for the Bears via PM, and he was lucky enough to land his top choice.
The Chicago Bears select Connecticut DT Kendall Reyes.
04-23-2012, 10:13 AM
In a desperate attempt to improve their linebacking corps, which last year was a disaster equaling almost any Cleveland Browns draft, The Philadelphia Eagles select Michael Kendricks, OLB/ILB, California. Kendrick's experience as both an outside linebacker and inside linebacker will add to the latest acquisition, DeMeco Ryans, to allow them to find the best fit for both players.
04-23-2012, 10:26 AM
The Tennessee Titans could use some depth at corner now that Cortland Finnegan followed Coach Fisher to St. Louis, but it doesn't appear that the best value at this point in the draft lies at the CB position. The Titans need to improve their pass rush as well. After missing all but 4 games of his rookie season to injury, former high draft pick Derrick Morgan came back last season but only had 2.5 sacks in 15 games played (10 starts). A defensive tackle (Karl Klug) led the team in sacks last year with 7, which is an indication that reinforcements are needed at DE. The Titans did bring in Kamerion Wimbley in free agency, but could use more than just that. They will make a B.P.A. pick on a guy that many feel is rising up draft boards (I've even seen him mocked in the mid-first round recently).
The Tennessee Titans select Syracuse DE Chandler Jones.
04-23-2012, 11:04 AM
With the 53rd pick of the draft, the Cincinnati Bengals continue to guarentee the success of Andy Dalton by supplying him with as many weapons as possible. First a guard to protect him, then the biggest outside threat in the draft to compliment A.J. Green. Now they choose the #2 running back in the draft, Doug Martin, RB, Boise State, who combined with the recently signed Law Firm, Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis, will give the Bengals a two headed running attack that will strike fear into the hearts of opposing defenses.
04-23-2012, 12:30 PM
The Lions really wanted to draft an OT here, because although they resigned Jeff Backus to start for his 12th straight season for them at LT (he actually started all 16 games for them in his first 11 years in the league, all with Detroit, which is remarkable for position that entails such a physical pounding on one's body), they could use some insurance behind him at his age (and also potentially someone who could be better than Gosder Cherilus has been for them at RT).
However, the Lions see better value elsewhere. They are stocked at DT with Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams, Nick Fairley, Sammie Lee Hill, and Andre Fluellen. However, at DE, they have the aging Kyle Vanden Bosch starting opposite Cliff Avril, who was franchised this offseason. They brought in a couple of high DE picks from other teams (Lawrence Jackson and Everette Brown), but those guys flamed out with their original teams for a reason...they only provide depth at this point. They could use a legit pass-rushing DE as an heir apparent to Vanden Bosch (and a possible replacement for Avril in the future if they are not able to work out a long term deal following this season under the franchise tag). The Lions go B.P.A. here with a disruptive pass rusher.
The Detroit Lions select Marshall DE Vinny Curry.
04-23-2012, 12:44 PM
The Atlanta Falcons could really use an upgrade at LT to replace the ineffective Sam Baker. However, when your first pick in the draft is not until the latter half of the 2nd round (because of trading away a boatload of picks last year to get Julio Jones), you aren’t going to find a plug-and-play LT who can start from day one (the tackles still on the board at this point are more developmental types, and the Falcons want more of an immediate impact from their top selection). Looking elsewhere for value, they note that only one TE has come off the board so far, and they have no one of note behind the 36 year old Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons will use this pick to take the future heir apparent to Gonzalez and in the mean time, they would have a decent 1-2 punch at TE (and New England has already laid out the blueprint for how to effectively use multiple TE’s as weapons).
The Atlanta Falcons select Clemson TE Dwayne Allen.
04-23-2012, 01:03 PM
It's 1:01 PM and the Broncos rush to the podium to select RB from Va Tech- David Wilson.... McGahee isn't getting any younger...We now have our rb of the future and who can catch balls out of the backfield ala Marshall Faulk... welcome..
04-23-2012, 01:12 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers look at their board and see multiple quality players available at positions of need for them.
They need an heir apparent to Casey Hampton…Alameda Ta’Amu and Brandon Thompson are both still on the board.
Rashard Mendenhall blew out a knee at the end of last year and will be a free agent after this season, leaving only Isaac Redman and a bunch of guys with little-to-no experience backing him up…David Wilson and Lamar Miller are both still on the board.
Although we drafted LT Jonathan Martin in round one (thereby moving Willie Colon inside to fill one of the guard spots since Gilbert will remain at RT), we still could upgrade the other guard spot as well (Doug Legursky and Ramon Foster are valuable backup types, but they are both merely adequate as starters)…Kelechi Osemele and Brandon Brooks are both still on the board.
Regarding the RB’s, I think the front office holds Mendenhall in much higher regard than many on this board. They will likely draft a RB in this draft, but not this early. They likely expect Rashard back and contributing this season (even if he has to spend the first 6 weeks on PUP), and in the mean time, Redman and some combination of a mid-round pick, Barron Batch, Jon Dwyer, John Clay, Chad Spann fighting it out for backup roster spots should be enough to get us through this year. If the team didn’t expect to be able to extend Mendenhall on a reasonable deal beyond this year, they might go RB this early, but I think Rocket Rashard is still in their future plans.
Among the DT’s, Thompson is more of a penetrator while Ta’Amu is more of the classic space eater that we are used to. Since their space eater Hampton is likely nearing the end, while their penetrating type McLendon (taking over for the retired Hoke) is just beginning, the team would probably prefer Ta’Amu if choosing between the two. But do they absolutely need to use a high pick on a NT here? If the team was not confident in Hampton’s recovery, him and his large salary would likely have been dumped in the recent salary purge. With Hampton, McLendon, and Ziggy Hood as a fallback option at NT, should the team spend its 2nd round pick on a two-down player who would not play much at all as a rookie? If all that they are looking for at this point is a rotational backup NT type right now, they might until later in the draft for a Hebron Fangupo, Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, or Akiem Hicks type with a later pick.
That leaves me with another OL pick (which I know will not go over well with some on the board, but so be it). Since we drafted an OT in round 1, I think I would prefer the pure guard in Brooks as opposed to another OT/OG hybrid type in Osemele (even if Osemele might be expected to start sooner in his NFL career than Brooks). Brooks is rising up draft boards because of his high upside. He tips the scales at nearly 350 lbs. but does not appear to have an ounce of fat on his body, carrying that weight as well as one could imagine (especially considering the spare tire guts that we have seen on many of our o-linemen recently). He’s able to move remarkably well for someone of his considerable weight, and he is a nasty mauler with a mean streak in the running game. He may not be able to start from day one (we may have to continue to use Ramon Foster in the starting lineup for a little while, while Brooks adjusts from Miami of Ohio to the NFL game), but eventually, a starting OL of Martin-Brooks-Pouncey-Colon-Gilbert turns what has been our most visible weakness for the last several seasons into a potential strength.
The Pittsburgh Steelers select Miami (OH) guard Brandon Brooks.
04-23-2012, 01:41 PM
With the next pick in this years draft, the Houston Texans select NG Alameda Ta'Amu from the Univ. of Washington. We needed a big body in our new defense and we got our man. We were even looking at selecting him in the 1st round, so we believe we are getting excellent value here....
04-23-2012, 01:49 PM
The Packers got their pass rusher opposite of Clay Matthews when they traded up for Courtney Upshaw in round 1. They have a need at safety because of Nick Collins' neck injury, but as mentioned earlier, the depth at safety in this draft kinda sucks. At RB, Ryan Grant is a free agent. James Starks is scheduled to be a starter, but he has had problems staying healthy going back to college. Behind him is Brandon Saine and Alex Green (as well as FB John Kuhn in a pinch). They could use someone dynamic at RB to put this already explosive offense over the top. There is a breakaway runner still on the board who also has soft hands and good ball skills as a pass catcher as well.
The Green Bay Packers select Miami RB Lamar Miller.
04-23-2012, 02:14 PM
I was tempted to add another running back (James) to the corps, I mean who'd rely on Flako to throw the ball, not I! However, Rice alone can carry the load on the ground. Therefore, with the Second Round pick the Rat Birds decide to add another deep threat to their ranks. An intelligent, hard working, polished route runner in the name of WR, CHRIS GIVENS. This giving them two outside speed weapons and another big play threat.
04-23-2012, 03:12 PM
The 49ers, after using their first round pick on Ohio State OT Mike Adams (before realizing he was busted for smoking pot at the Combine...D'Oh!), is looking to fill in depth on their defensive front. Justin Smith was an animal last year (best season for a 3-4 DE since Aaron Smith was in his prime), but he is entering his 12th season in the league and will be turning 33 during the first month of the season. There is no real solid depth behind Justin Smith and Ray McDonald at DE in the Niners' 3-4 defense, so they are looking to add who can rotate in with Smith and McDonald and keep them fresh (and may eventually replace Smith in the starting lineup in a few years).
The San Francisco 49ers select Nebraska DE Jared Crick.
04-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Squidkid PM'ed me his pick for New England.
The New England Cheetahs select Iowa State guard Kelechi Osemele.
Discipline of Steel
04-23-2012, 07:42 PM
Cornerback isnt the biggest need on the Giants roster but its a position in flux and they get incredible value here by selecting
Virginia Tech has been a factory for defensive backs in the NFL. Hosley is fast with excellent instincts and hands. If he can develop his body more, he could be a top notch NFL corner. Stick him in the weight room for a year and watch him blossom.
04-23-2012, 08:17 PM
The Colts need help virtually everywhere, so they can literally pick the best player available, and he will likely fill a need for them as well. They've already addressed QB and CB in rounds 1 and 2, now it is time to addresses the trenches. While Indy has always had a solid edge rush with Freeney and Mathis, they've never been able to generate a consistent push up the middle from the DT spot. It seems like they have been trying to fill this spot for years (bringing in guys like Corey Simon and Booger McFarland, etc.) to no avail. To kick off the 3rd round, the Colts will go after a guy they can't believe didn't get selected in the first two rounds of this draft.
The Indianapolis Colts select Clemson DT Brandon Thompson.
04-23-2012, 08:29 PM
The Rams have had a great draft so far, trading down with the Redskins for a TON of picks, still getting the weapon they so desperately needed for Sam Bradford in WR Justin Blackmon at #6 (when that's likely who they would have taken at #2 anyway), having a beast like DT Michael Brockers fall into their laps at the top of the second round, and then grabbing LB Lavonte David, whose talent matches their scheme nearly perfectly. The main thing that they have not addressed is o-line. Former #2 overall pick Jason Smith looks like a bust, but they may try to salvage him by moving him inside to guard (which worked in the past for guys like Leonard Davis and Robert Gallery). Meanwhile, Roger Saffold looks like he would be more comfortable at right tackle as opposed to being in charge of protecting Bradford's blind side. The Rams are looking for someone who could replace Smith at RT right away, and possibly swap sides with Saffold in the future.
The St. Louis Rams select Florida State OT Zebrie Sanders.
04-23-2012, 08:40 PM
The Vikings filled major needs in the first two rounds with a franchise LT in Matt Kalil, and a major upgrade at safety in Harrison Smith (when Mistral Raymond and Jamarca Sanford...who?...are your projected starters at safety, that's the definition of a major need). Now, however, they need weapons on offense, because they are one Percy Harvin migraine headache away from having diddly poo at receiver (unless Michael Jenkins and Devin Aromashodu excite you...didn't think so). To pair with the quick and nifty 5'11" 184 lbs. Harvin, they'll go for a big bodied 6'4" 220 lbs. target for Christian Ponder.
The Minnesota Vikings select Appalachian State WR Brian Quick.
04-23-2012, 09:17 PM
Squidkid PM'ed his 3rd round pick for Cleveland...they've already added a trio of players from offensive skill positions in RB Trent Richardson, WR Kendall Wright, and QB Brandon Weeden. Time to build up the defense now? Nope. Fortify that o-line. Wrong again. Considering how poor Cleveland's offensive weapons have been of late, they are adding yet another offensive weapon to their arsenal as they totally re-make their offensive identity in one draft, adding a big bodied target (6'3" 224 lbs.) to go with the shiftier Wright (5'10" 196 lbs.).
The Cleveland Browns select Arizona WR Juron Criner.
Discipline of Steel
04-23-2012, 10:46 PM
As much as Cleveland has remade their offense, Tampon Bay is revamping their defense which got shredded 10 games in a row to end the season last year. Having already pocketed Morris Claiborne and Zach Brown at CB and LB, they might as well take a crushing hitter at another defensive position of need...safety. Also from LSU...................
04-23-2012, 11:45 PM
The Redskins traded away a crapload of draft picks for the right to draft Robert Griffin III. Now they have to protect him. They have an early 1st round pick entrenched at LT in Trent Williams, and it seemed like the RT spot would be well-manned by veteran Jammal Brown. However, Brown has been dealing with lingering hip issues, so Washington needs an insurance policy at RT. One tackle prospect in particular seems to be rising up the board of late and now seems to be firmly entrenched in the late-second, early-third round area (which would make this pick just about right for him).
The Washington Redskins select Illinois OT Jeff Allen.
04-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Jacksonville knows they need to support their new QBs. They almost did it early in round 2 by pulling the trigger on Juron Criner. Instead, they got them some protection up front with Zeitler and things worked out great as their other target at WR is now available in the 3rd.
A big guy to go with their small fast guy and their medium sized fast guy -
6'3" 216 lb WR from Iowa
04-24-2012, 10:09 AM
The Bills addressed weaknesses at OL and WR with Riley Reiff and Rueben Randle, respectively (that's a lot of R's). They addressed their pass rush needs in free agency, bringing in Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. Their next biggest need is at corner, where their two starters, Terrence McGee and Drayton Florence will both be turning 32 years old during this season. They drafted Aaron Williams a year ago, but could use another young corner (since it does not appear as though Leodis McKelvin will be a regular starter in this league).
The Buffalo Bills select Brandon Boykin (that's a lot of B's), CB from Georgia.
04-24-2012, 10:31 AM
After acquiring two straight picks from the Miami Dolphins, the Chargers decide to go out to the West Coast for their picks. With the 72nd and 73rd overall picks, we will select Mitchell Schwartz, OT/OG, California and LaMichael James, RB, Oregon.
The right side of the offensive line is a major problem in San Diego. Schwartz should be able to provide an instant upgrade at either the right guard or right tackle spot. Then as for James, the Chargers missed that presence Darren Sproles provided for them. Not so much as a prime running back, but a speed back who was an outstanding pass catcher out of the backfield. This is exactly what LaMichael James will bring back to Philip Rivers and the offense.
04-24-2012, 11:22 AM
The Chiefs need an upgrade or at least some competition for Cassel. Therefore, our third round selection is QB, BROCK OSWEILER. We feel he has the potential to be a future pro-bowler, with his physical skill sets and massive arm. Welcome aboard ....
04-24-2012, 12:16 PM
The Seahawks nabbed QB Ryan Tannehill in round 1 and pass rushing DE Nick Perry in round 2. They have Beast Mode Lynch at RB, but not much behind him (Leon Washington is a fine kick returner and punt returner and a guy who could catch passes out of the backfield or even as a slot receiver at times, but if Marshawn gets hurt, I would have a hard time seeing Leon taking over regular RB duties...he is more of a specialist type). Aside from Washington, the next man up if Lynch goes down would be Kregg Lumpkin. We can do better than that. They could go with the 5'11" 215 lbs. Chris Polk as a potential replacement for Lynch if got hurt (Lynch is listed with the exact same 5'11" 215 lbs. measureables), or they could go with more of a complement to Lynch in 5'10" 197 lbs. Isaiah Pead. Well, Pead is best suited as a 3rd down change of pace type back, and that is what Leon Washington does, so the Seahawks will go with the local boy instead.
The Seattle Seahawks select Washington RB Chris Polk.
04-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Texans need to add some depth up front along the OL so the Texans pick OT/G James Brown from Troy Univ.
04-24-2012, 03:11 PM
jets select fs Markelle Martin to team up with newly acquired ss Mark Barron and league shutdown corner Revis
04-24-2012, 03:36 PM
With their third pick of the third round, the Chargers decide that help in the secondary is needed and we see a pretty solid value still on the board. That value is Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt.
04-25-2012, 10:05 AM
Okay, Chadman did not make his pick for the Bears overnight, so I will now leapfrog him with my pick for Arizona and squidkid's pick for Dallas (which he PM'ed to me). Then I will make Chicago's pick for Chadman, then my own pick for Tennessee, and we'll get this last half of the third round officially rolling.
After taking a tackling machine at ILB in round 1 in Luke Kuechly, and not having a pick in round 2 because of the ill-fated Kolb trade, the Cardinals still have numerous needs. They need OL help, they need a true #2 WR to complement Fitzgerald, and they could use an improved pass rush. They can take the B.P.A. at one of those positions, so they'll look for the biggest value pick that would fill one of those big needs. All of the OL and WR with 1st and 2nd round grades came off the board long ago, but there is still a pass-rushing OLB on the board who has a mid-2nd round grade and would be an excellent complement opposite of Sam Acho.
The Arizona Cardinals select Oklahoma OLB Ronnell Lewis.
04-25-2012, 10:10 AM
Squidkid PM'ed me what may be the most polarizing pick of our mock draft so far. This guy seemed destined to be a highly-sought-after first round pick not too long ago. But as the unnecessary penalties rose, the on field performance last season dropped, the combine and pro day workouts were awful, and the interviews were worse, this guy's stock started dropping faster than any other prospect in recent memory. In our mock, he's not a first round pick, but he's not a guy who tumbles in to the late rounds either.
The Dallas Cowboys select Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict.
04-25-2012, 10:13 AM
The Bears took TE Coby Fleener in round 1 and DT Kendall Reyes in round 2, filling two needs. They filled their WR need by trading for Brandon Marshall, so their biggest need left is on the OL. Gabe Carimi in entrenched at RT, but at LT, J'Marcus Webb gave up 12 sacks and 14 penalties last season (even Steeler fans who are used to our awful OL play have to look at those numbers and say, whoa!). Even worse, there is no one behind Webb to replace him, so reinforcements are needed. Luckily, there is an OT prospect on the board who was considered to be a mid-round selection not too long ago, but whose stock has risen to a legit 3rd round value at this point.
The Chicago Bears select Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson.
04-25-2012, 10:14 AM
The Titans addressed their needs on the interior OL with Peter Konz in round 1, and improved their pass rush with Chandler Jones in round 2. Now they can use more help in their secondary. Cortland Finnegan followed Jeff Fisher to St. Louis, so they could use depth at corner to go with projected starters Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner. There is a 6'2" 204 lbs. cornerback still on the board, and they could use a corner with size since they are in a division that has them playing again Andre Johnson twice per year. And if he doesn't pan out at corner at the next level, he also has some positional flexibility to safety as well, and the Titans could use some depth there too.
The Tennessee Titans select Montana CB Trumaine Johnson.
04-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Damn you Titans. I actually pm'ed Chadman last night to try and trade up for his spot to select Johnson. With him no longer on the board, the Cincinnati Bengals choose to strengthen their oft injured/suspended secondary by selecting Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia.
04-25-2012, 11:14 AM
The Atlanta Falcons, without a 1st round pick, selected Clemson TE Dwayne Allen as the heir apparent to the 36 year old Tony Gonzalez. They resigned starting center Todd McClure this offseason, but he is 35 years old himself, so he could use an heir apparent as well. The #2 ranked center is a local kid from Georgia.
The Atlanta Falcons select Georgia C Ben Jones.
04-25-2012, 11:21 AM
The Lions took CB Dre Kirkpatrick in round 1 and DE Vinny Curry in round 2. Now they need to focus on their offense, in partcular, the offensive line. They saw the Falcons one pick ago take a local center to be the future replacement for an aging veteran. Well, Detroit's center is currently 33 years old (will turn 34 near the end of the regular season), and there is also a local center prospect available to them in Michigan's David Molk. However, Molk has been dealing with some injury issues, which allowed him to be passed over in the center ranks by the rising Philip Blake from Baylor.
The Detroit Lions select Baylor C Philip Blake.
04-25-2012, 01:28 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles, finding no interior linemen of value at this position, continue the massive overhaul of thier defense by selecting George Iloka, SS, Boise State.
My apologies to those I jumped over, but I only have 1 minute until my draft time is over.
04-25-2012, 01:35 PM
The San Diego Chargers want to continue upgrading on defense. We see a guy that reminds us very much of a guy who has been an unheralded yet strong contributor in Pittsburgh for many years in Brett Keisel. He may be listed as a defensive tackle, but he is a perfect fit as a 5-technique in San Diego's 3-4 defense. The San Diego Chargers select Derek Wolfe, DE/DT, Cincinnati.
04-25-2012, 01:39 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles, finding no interior linemen of value at this position, continue the massive overhaul of thier defense by selecting George Iloka, SS, Boise State.
My apologies to those I jumped over, but I only have 1 minute until my draft time is over.
It's fine. The Chargers slept in an hour later than they should have lol :p
Still got who I actually wanted for the Chargers with that pick though, so I'm not complaining.
04-25-2012, 01:43 PM
The Saints traded their first round pick to get Mark Ingram last year, and lost their second round pick in BountyGate, so this will be their first pick in this draft. They lost CB's Tracy Porter and Leigh Torrence to the Broncos and Redskins, respectively. They could use more depth at corner behind starters Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson. Looks like another local boy is on the board.
The New Orleans Saints select Louisiana-LaFayette CB Dwight Bentley.
04-25-2012, 01:50 PM
I'll pick for pfelix here so we can keep moving.
The Denver Broncos select Michigan DT Mike Martin.
04-25-2012, 01:54 PM
In an attempt to replace Jonathon Fanene and gain some depth on the defensive line, the Cincinnati Bengals select Billy winn, DL, Boise State.
04-25-2012, 02:01 PM
I would like to give them the worst possible player in the draft, well just because .... However, I see fit to give them a new TE, LaDarius Green
04-25-2012, 02:05 PM
Wow, Ruthless. Thanks.. Got on here late today.... That is who I was gonna pick...Thanks...
04-25-2012, 02:10 PM
The Niners addressed the OL and DL in the first two round with Mike Adams and Jared Crick. They signed Mario Manningham to start opposite of Michael Crabtree. Behind them, they have an aging and indifferent Randy Moss and kick/punt returner Ted Ginn. They need legitimate WR depth. There is a WR still on the board whose stock has risen recently up into the 2nd round area, making him a great value selection late in the third round.
The San Francisco 49ers select Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins.
04-25-2012, 03:27 PM
patriots select safety antonio allen south carolina
Discipline of Steel
04-25-2012, 06:32 PM
The G-Men lost Brandon 'Caravan' Jacobs to the 49ers this off-season and the RB cupboard is nearly bare. Can Bradshaw tote the rock for the entire 2012 season. Likely not so they pick up a new tough guy from Utah State to help pick up the slack...
Discipline of Steel
04-29-2012, 02:13 PM
With the last pick in the 3rd round of the Planet Steelers mock draft...our very own Mr. Irrelevant...the Oakland Raiders finally join the party by selecting an OT from Utah
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