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twiz
04-25-2012, 10:04 PM
...and maybe last. Still can change it!

This is based on the value boards of a few sites, but the picks themselves are a combo of what I think the team will do and what I think are needs, plus value of course. Some players/picks on here really bothered me, either because I'm not nearly as high on the player as some, or because I was letting a player I really liked slide. Bah. But after doing research, this is what I came up with:

1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins (f/ STL) - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT, Southern Cal

4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams (f/ WAS) - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina Panthers - Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills - Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

11. Kansas City Chiefs - David DeCastro, G, Stanford

12. Seattle Seahawks - Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

13. Arizona Cardinals - Riley Reiff, OL, Iowa

14. Dallas Cowboys - Mark Barron, S, Alabama

15. Philadelphia Eagles - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

16. New York Jets - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

17. Cincinnati Bengals (f/ OAK) - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

18. San Diego Chargers - Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois

19. Chicago Bears - Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

20. Tennessee Titans - Quentin Coples, DL, North Carolina

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Michael Brockers, DL, LSU

22. Cleveland Browns (f/ ATL) - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

23. Detroit Lions - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

25. Denver Broncos - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

26. Houston Texans - Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

27. New England Patriots (f/ NO) - Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State

28. Green Bay Packers - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

29. Baltimore Ravens - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin

30. San Francisco 49ers - Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State

31. New England Patriots - Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

32. New York Giants - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

BallerT1215
04-25-2012, 10:05 PM
Solid Bills pick....


Noticed you got both Randle and Hill slipping into the 1st rnd with Mr.Wright falling out of 1st...

Minijosh
04-25-2012, 10:05 PM
Silatolu fills a need but I would rather they took Fleener in that spot

twiz
04-25-2012, 10:06 PM
Notables I felt out of the first:

Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
Nick Perry, DE, USC
Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

twiz
04-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Solid Bills pick....


Noticed you got both Randle and Hill slipping into the 1st rnd with Mr.Wright falling out of 1st...

It's an upside thing. I think with Cleveland and Houston, they want starting caliber WR's with upside (Cleveland in particular needs a #1 target, while Houston needs to get pressure off of Andre Johnson), and both Hill and Randle deliver that with their physical ability. Wright, to me, profiles mostly as a slot receiver, plus some of the offseason concerns really bother me, particularly his body and his comments on the Bears offense. I really question his mentality.

Silatolu fills a need but I would rather they took Fleener in that spot

I definitely struggled with that one, but I ultimately felt that the Niners would want to beef up their OL before adding someone like Fleener when they have Davis. Fleener's a great fit, but Silatolu's going to be on the field every offensive snap.