Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/22/12

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1. Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Ind team needs: QB, CB, DT, OG

The Colts are to being bad at football what white 18-34 year old women are to watching “Grey’s Anatomy.” (See what I did there- a little local pop culture reference).

Yes, Luck was extremely nuts to give up all that money that comes with being the #1 pick. And yes, that’s unprecedented, a #1 overall staying in school. We’ll never know why, we just know he’s going to be the first pick next year. As of now.

Luck as a NFL prospect, possibly the #1 NFL Draft prospect,- his strong arm, excellent read-and-recognitions, quickness and mobility, poise and intelligence on the field or his excellent standing off of it.

In preparation for his match-up with Luck and his Stanford last year, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly discussed what impresses him most about the redshirt quarterback.

“He was hitting the wide field, go route, intermediate, and the thing that really got my attention is his ability to run. I think he had a 50 something yard run for a touchdown. So his ability, his escapability, I didn’t know what it was. I now know what it is. The guy is extremely athletic, as well, and he can run. So he brings a big dimension to the table and not just throwing the football,” Kelly said.

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Go here to see more pics of Luck’s Stanford gymnast girlfriend

2. Washington, Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Was team needs: QB, DE, CB, RT, OG

This is why we’re making all these changes to the mock this week, cuz the trade makes this pick etched in stone. You’ve already heard lots about 4.38, and listened to Stuart Scott perform journalistic ******** on him, so I don’t need to say much more.

Griffin, a junior from Copperas Cove, Texas has been sensational so far this season. Through 10 games, Griffin has amassed 4,122 yards of total offense and 38 touchdowns. He leads the nation in total offense (412.20 yards per game) and points responsible for (23.0 points per game) and ranks second overall in passing efficiency with a 191.65 rating.

Griffin has established himself this season as a true NFL QB prospect; and one with great mobility.

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Go here for more pics of RG3′s fiance

3. Minnesota Vikings, Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Min team needs: WR, OT, DT, FS

Another pick which is pretty open and shut. Kalil is one of those franchise building LTs, as he’s one of the best OL prospects to come along in quite some time. We all know QBs are the highest paid, the men who protect the blind side of those signal callers are the next highest paid.

Kalil is a 6-7, 295 junior tackle from Corona, CA. He may have to add some muscle weight to become a star at the next level, or maybe over to a different position. Kalil blocked a PAT against Notre Dame last season and shows a lot of agility and movement for a big guy.

With great size and strength, Kalil certainly looks like an NFL tackle. There’s nothing about his game that disproves the eye test. Kalil has a great combination of size and athleticism, displaying very good feet and balance. Will excel against speed rushers, although he does give up ground at times against a bull rush. Plays with the nasty streak that NFL scouts love, he’s a lock to go near the top of the draft.

For more on Kalil go here

NEW UPDATE: For bikini photos of the USC cheerleaders 2012 swim charity event go here

4. Cleveland Browns, Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Cle team needs: WR, CB, DE, RB, OLB

Peyton Hillis is gone to K.C., so you need to find his successor now. I’m guessing the Browns could still go QB here because Mike Holmgren supposedly loves Ryan Tannehill a lot.

Richardson should be a much better pro than his predecessor in Mark Ingram. Richardson can bench press a Buick, power clean a Ford and decline press an Oldsmobile. He’s got DB speed with DL strength.

Richardson also talked about the influence Ingram has had on his career.

“He’ll always have a big role in my life. I try to follow in his footsteps, he’s one of the best running backs I’ve ever seen come through the collegiate level and play the game. He helped me out a lot with my vision, he had great vision. He could stop on a dime and cut real fast, that’s one thing I tried to pick up from him,” Richardson said.

Many runners have influenced Richardson, including Reggie Bush and the Vikings Adrian Peterson.

Richardson is frequently compared to Emmitt Smith, but his physique and running style are more similar to Earl Campbell. He’s also drawn comparisons to Michael Turner the Burner and O.J. Simpson (on the field, not off of it, of course).

To learn more about Richardson go here

5. Tampa Bay, Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

T.B. team needs: FS, RB, OLB, CB

Welcome to the era of franchise level cornerbacks. This used to be a position where you’d only see the Deion Sanders types go in the top 5. Now as the league rules require you to pass in order to win, the need for top level talent to defense, break up and intercept those passes becomes ever more pressing. Claiborne, along with Patrick Peterson and the Honey Badger Tyrann Matthieu are making LSU the nation’s first and foremost CBU.

Claiborne started 12 games in 2010 and recorded 37 tackles and a team leading five interceptions. He was named a second team All-SEC selection.

This year he had a dominating season and won the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in college football.He also got a whopping 4, A FOUR! on the Wonderlic test (which you can take here), making me wonder why I have him up so high.

Go here for much more on Claiborne

6. St. Louis Rams, Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Stl. team needs: WR, DT, OT, DB, FS

In the scouts’ eyes, Blackmon is still the #1 guy, even though some other receivers have “caught up to him” through Pro Days and the combine. Blackmon’s size and agility make him able to stretch out and corral any balls thrown anywhere near his vicinity.

Coming out of Plainview High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma, he was ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, and the#91 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2008. Yet today, three years later, he’s the only true franchise WR in this class.

For more on Blackmon go here

For more pics of Blackmon’s OSU cheerleader girlfriend go here

7. Jacksonville, Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Jax teams needs: WR, OT, FS, CB

I’m not sold on Blaine Gabbert as the future in Jax, but there’s nothing the Jags can do here without trading way up. They should look into protecting him better now. Start with the 6-6, 304 protector of the Andrew Luck blind side. Martin is all world and a franchise building prospect.

Mentally sound, he rarely is out of place or fooled by stunts. Very fundamentally sound, rarely loses the leverage battle. Strength and conditioning are the biggest concerns entering the draft, although he should benefit from working with a pro staff.

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

Is this a stretch? Of course, but so was every QB taken after Cam Newton in the 2011 draft (well Andy Dalton certainly did alright for himself). Signal callers are more over-drafted than every other position, and Tannehill is no exception. There are questions about him due to the fact that he came to A&M as a receiver, and only played a couple seasons as a quarterback. Still, there’s no other QB prospects left on the board so when Landry Jones and Matt Barkley decided to return to school, his stock jumped way up. It’s not the only place he’s out-kicking  his coverage in life.

And look at his fiance, model Lauren Ufer; go here for pics

9. Carolina, Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Car team needs: OG, WR, LB, DT

It’s been fun watching last year’s #1 overall pick Cam Newton throw for a ton of yards, but the Panthers will end up right back here as long as they keep giving up just as many yards as they throw for.

Kirkpatrick is a big, physical defensive back with speed and agility. He won the Bobby Johns Defensive Back Award and captured the Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award in the spring.

Hightower sung his praises:

“He’s one of those guys who stepped up a lot in trying to be one of those vocal leaders on the team, trying to get everyone amped up and ready to go.”

To learn more about Kirkpatrick GO HERE

Carolina has signed one DB this offseason, but Haruki Nakamura is not an impact guy.

10. Buffalo, Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Buf team needs: OT, DL, WR

With three alcohol related legal offenses during his time in South Bend, you know character concerns will be front and center. Of course, no story about Michael Floyd is complete without mentioning that the true key to his realization of that enormous potential is staying healthy. Floyd led all FBS wideouts in the nation with a 29.09 yards per catch average and he was tied for the national lead in receiving TDs when he suffered a broken collarbone against Michigan State in ’09.

But last year he only missed one game, and had his true breakout year. When you look at his stats and size, you see what makes him a blue-chip prospect. He’s passed up Golden Tate, Jeff Samardzjia and Tim Brown to claim all the major receiving records in ND history.

The big winner of the combine, because 40 time had been a concern surrounding his draft stock, and he ran a sub 4.5. Now he should land anywhere from pick #10-#20. Of course, he did have three alcohol offenses and he did get kicked off the team (only to be reinstated later), so Robert Griffin III he is certainly not. It’s a simple balance equation: the guy who has monster measurables and broke every ND receiving record imaginable versus the character concerns.

Go here for much more on Floyd

11. Kansas City, Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

KC team needs: OT, NT, ILB, FS

This year’s Jason-Pierre Paul, a combine warrior, measurables monster. Poe is so ridiculously big, and men that big aren’t supposed to move like he can. We’ll see if his career pans out to his numbers.

Finding a true nose tackle is extremely difficult, but Poe certainly fits the bill. Poe has great size and strength, and surprisingly plays bigger than his frame would suggest. Memphis coaches called him the hardest worker on the team, and he did extremely well in his Combine interviews, showing teams his passion for the game.

12. Seattle, Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

Sea team needs: DE, CB, WR

One of the most versatile defensive lineman in the draft, Ingram could play in both the 3-4 as an OLB or speed DE, as well as play the traditional 4-3 defensive end. Ingram has pro-ready hand technique and frequently gets his man off balance.

13. Arizona, Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Arizona team needs: OT, TE, OLB, CB

They could use first pick on some more help blocking up front. Did you see how the Pittsburgh DL made the Cards’ OL their prison ***** in midseason? Then again Coples is too good a prospect to pass up, and no one could fault Arizona for augmenting their pass rush. Certainly not the weak corners, who would no doubt like the help.

Has ideal height and size, and ran well at the combine. His pass rush skills might be the best among the position, and was extremely productive in his Tar Heels career. Coples actually dominated more as a DT in 2010, and could still play there on passing downs. His struggles against the run drop him down to second on this list. If he can improve in recognition and angles to the backfield, could be the best DE to come out of this draft.

14. Dallas, Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

Dal team needs: OG, CB, DE, WR

Gilmore enjoyed an extremely productive career with the Gamecocks. He is a cerebral player who shows a good understanding of the game. Plays the ball well in the air, using his height to get good position. Gilmore does give up a number of underneath passes and might be best suited in a zone coverage scheme. Most mocks have Dallas taking a CB in the first round, it’s just a question of which one.


15. Philadelphia Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

Phi team needs: LB, OG, OT, DT

Very tough to figure where ILBs will go. They tend to get under-drafted. Kuechly is the real deal though, a very bright spot on a very bad team.

The linebacker won the Lombardi (an award I had a ballot for, yey!) and Butkus awards, and was an absolute force on the field for the Eagles this season. However, he wasn’t expected to be a big “measurables” guy. Boy were they wrong. Kuechly ran a 4.59, had the second best vertical, a nice bench press showing and interviewed well. He will be a top 15-20 pick.

He had an amazing 532 tackles in three years of college thanks in large part to his elite instincts. Does not get fooled by play action. Translates well to the NFL. Does not have elite speed, but is certainly better than average.

16. NY Jets,   David DeCastro, G, Stanford

NYJ team needs: OG, OLB, DE, WR

Solidified his position as a 1st round pick at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was simply dominant last season or the Cardinal. DeCastro is a great run blocker and shows surprising footwork when working in space. Will be an above-average pass blocker at the next level. He has a blue-collar mentality and is passionate about the game. Should be a starter from day one.

17. Cincinnati Bengals, Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa Hawkeyes

Cin team needs: RB, OL, CB

The Hawkeyes really know how to produce O Linemen: the big cornfed boys of the Upper Midwest.

Reiff (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) was named first team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media in 2011 after earning second-team honors in 2010.  He was also named first-team All-America in 2011 by Pro Football Weekly and also earned All-America recognition from Phil Steele’s College Football, SI.com, and Yahoo! Sports.

Possibly the most complete lineman in the draft, Reiff is just as comfortable playing the run as sitting back in pass protection. Certainly has the makeup to be a longtime starter on the left side, but could be elite as a right tackle. Bench press was a little low at the Combine, although he made up for it at his pro day.  Reiff will be extremely reliable and benefits from playing in Iowa’s zone-blocking scheme.

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For more on Iowa Hawkeyes Cheerleader Rebecca Hodge, the new Miss Iowa

18. San Diego, Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

S.D. team needs: OT, NT, SS, ILB

The Chargers front seven is aging, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they kept picking at various positions there for the next couple of drafts.

You can never have enough pass-rushers in the NFL. Upshaw could have the most “upside” on that Bama defense; which really says something given how many pro prospects are on the team. Courtney Upshaw is considered one of the best pass-rushing outside linebackers of his class and a potential first-round pick in this draft.

Has ideal height and size, and ran well at the combine. His pass rush skills might be the best among the position, and was extremely productive in his Tar Heels career. Coples actually dominated more as a DT in 2010, and could still play there on passing downs. His struggles against the run drop him down to second on this list. If he can improve in recognition and angles to the backfield, could be the best DE to come out of this draft.

Upshaw is most known for his recovery of a Garrett Gilbert fumble on an Eryk

Anders sack with just 3:08 remaining in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, that sealed the title for the Crimson Tide.

Go here for much more on Upshaw

19. Chicago Bears, Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

Chi teams needs: OT, WR, FS, DL

Weighing in at a solid 6-4, 215, ran a 4.39 40 time, put in a 11-1 broad jump and 39.5-inch vertical. He’s a bit inexperienced, catching just 28 passes, but averaging an eye-popping 29.8 yards per catch. The numbers are skewed because Georgia Tech runs a 1930s service academy football offense.

20. Tennessee, Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

Ten team needs: DT, SS, OLB, OG

The Titans could use another big body to disrupt things up front in their defense. But they may be tempted to draft an end instead since they have so few of them on the roster.

Sealed the 2nd spot on this list with an excellent Combine performance. Has elite quickness and speed for the position. Shows a good motor but still must improve his use of leverage. Cox has good upside and will only improve under pro coaches.

21. Cincinnati Bengals, Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State Spartans

Cin team needs: RB, OG, CB

Too good a value to pass up here at this position.

Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy’s NFL Draft stock is about as high as anyone on the Spartans, or even anyone in the Big Ten. He also has a tattoo that entails everything that makes college football such an awesome game. Go here to see it. Take a closer look and notice the tattoo’s homage to the rivalry with Michigan. What an affront it is to the Wolverines, love it!

Worthy is not an overly imposing DT, and can get washed out while rushing the passer. He will fit in extremely well in a two-gap system where he can use his quickness to get to the running back

To learn more about Worthy go here

22. Cleveland Browns, Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Cle team needs: OL, RB, LB, DT, SS

Cleveland signed two DEs in free agency, neither Frostee Rucker or Juqua Parker is a game-changer.

With a name like Mercilus, pronounced merciless, you have to be a college football and later NFL player. And a player at the very aggressive attacking position of defensive end too- that helps. Illinois Fighting Illini junior DE Whitney Mercilus is just that; a man with a name built for his role like former Illini OL Eric Block, or current Buffalo Bills DB Reggie Corner.

“I do get a lot of comments, I just walk in public, and people hear my name, and they’re like really? Mercilus that’s your last name? Yeah, it’s a cool last name and you have to play with a name like mine,” Mercilus said.

If there’s one thing the coaches could change with Whitney, it’s getting him to be less timid.

“Yeah, it’s very opposite of my name. Same thing my teammates and former teammates have told me- You’ve got to play more aggressive, stop thinking, go faster, yo look at your last name. It makes no sense for you to be playing like this,” Mercilus said at media day.

Mercilus is a finalist for the lombardi award, and has come out of obscurity to lead the nation in sacks, win the Hendricks award as the nation’s best defensive end and break the record for forced fumbles in a season. On top of that, he had a tremendous all around combine. He may not even last this long.

A physically imposing player who is quick at the snap. Plays well within his gap against the run and shows a natural ability to get to the quarterback. Played in both the 4-3 and 3-4 fronts at Illinois, but will likely not translate to an OLB in the pros

For more on Mercilus, go here

23. Detroit Lions, Peter Konz, OG/C, Wisconsin Badgers

Det team needs: CB, LB, OT, OG

Fills a need and leads to an upgrade at the position.

Konz is a redshirt junior from Neenah, Wisconsin who might declare early. Center prospects are hard to figure since they don’t often get drafted very high, but Konz could play guard in the NFL.

Has played just about everywhere on the line for the Badgers, although projects best as a center at the next level. Did not have the best Combine workout, but was better at his pro day and dominates regularly in game situations. He’s at his best when pulling, a rare feat for a center. Konz suffered through a myriad of injuries at Wisconsin, but showed a willingness to play through pain.

Go here for much more on Konz

24. Pittsburgh Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

Pitt team needs: OT, OG, DT, ILB

Doesn’t it seem like the Steelers draft a linebacker every April? He’s kind of like a real life Alvin Mack from “The Program.” So dominant and so fast and so strong, you should have seen him push LSU’s QB back with such ease. And the Tigers signal caller is a big man himself.

Hightower is bigger and taller than the average prospect, but still has good speed. He’s a hard worker and was a vocal leader for the 2011 FBS champions. Good awareness and has the size to take on blockers and disengage. Scout say he jumps off the tape. Has battled knee issues, including ACL and MCL surgery in 2009

For more on Hightower go here

25. Denver, Nick Perry, OLB/DE, USC

Den team needs: DT, CB, OG, RB

Because of Tebow mania last year, people overlook how good their defense is. People have forgotten just how much of an impact their #1 pick from last year, Von Miller has made. He’s the team’s true star. How about getting him some help, so he could become more dominating- say a versatile pass-rusher?

The big defensive end ran a 4.64 officially, but clocked a 4.5 flat off the record. At 271 pounds, that’s impressive. He put up the best vertical jump of all defensive linemen as well. He’s looking like a late first-rounder

26. Houston, Kendall Wright, WR/KR, Baylor

Hou team needs: WR, OG, NT, FS, DE

The Texans are the AFC NASCAR division champ (that’s a joke, not an insult, we take NASCAR seriously here, look how much coverage we give it) and draft in a very different position than they’re used to during their franchise’ short history.RG3′s running mate who helped him get the Heisman is the most decorated WR in Baylor Bears history. Had a bad forty time, but look how fast he plays. Floyd runs a faster 40, but doesn’t move as fast on field.

27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans), Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame

NE team needs: SS, OL depth, DE, CB

The Pats pass defense is so abominable (6 of the first 8 passers they faced in 2011 hung 300+ yards on them) they need to get pass coverage help anywhere they can get it. Freaking JULIAN EDELMAN was covering Anquan Boldin in the AFC Title game. All the personnel cuts in the back four have left them razor thin in depth.

It’s rare for safeties to go very high, but Smith could go as high as any safety in this draft. Mark Barron is probably the only one who might go ahead of him. One of the biggest and tallest DBs at the combine, Smith measured well, and ran a 4.56. Had a nice bench press too. His former backfield mate Robert Blanton, now listed as R.J. Blanton, did not do as well. But it begs the question: what was up with the Irish pass defense this season being so bad, given how they had two DBs in the combine? I know covering for Gary Gray’s blown assignments is difficult, as Gray was one of the worst defensive backs in all of college football, but still.

For more on Smith go here

28. Green Bay Packers, Michael Brockers, DE/DT, LSU

GB team needs: DE, OLB, SS, OG

The Pack do give up a lot of passing yards, and could use some help in the pass rush. Brockers established himself as a man who can get that done; and be a force in stopping the run.

Arguably the best run-stuffer among this year’s class, he clogged up the middle on a regular basis for the Tigers. Still has room to improve as a pass rusher. The LSU coaching staff raved about his work ethic and passion for the game.

29. Baltimore, Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

Bal team needs: OT, CB, SS, ILB

Barron is widely considered a strong NFL prospect. NFLDraftScout.com, a website that rates current college players based on their NFL potential, rates Barron as the second best safety in his class. The website also projects him going in the late first round of the 2012 NFL draft.

He did the weigh-in and the arm measurements- that’s it. HOW EXCITING! Why even go to the combine at that point? Barron’s agent must believe he’s the defensive version of Trent Richardson, no need to risk anything by running the drills. Of course, after the Crimson Tide pro day, I may be buying his stock again!

For more on Barron go here

30. San Francisco, Janoris Jenkins, DB, North Alabama

S.F. team needs: CB, WR, DE, OLB

The Florida Gators cast-off comes with a ton of baggage. His off-the-field history will keep him out of the first round probably, but he did have a great combine. Jenkins posted a 4.44 forty and the fastest ten yard split of any DB. Jenkins would go much higher if not for his multiple arrests. Niners can use help/depth at corner. Recently, his agent fired him as a client, sending a red flag to NFL teams. On the field, he is the draft’s best cover corner. The question is who takes the chance on him

31. New England Patriots, Devon Still, DT, Penn State

You’d be hard pressed to find an All-American college football season as obscure and overlooked as Devon Still in 2011. Sure, the pedophilia scandal at Penn State is much bigger and more important than football.

Also, leading to Still’s relative obscurity is the fact that offense sells tickets, and gets the glory. Defense is overlooked. And as well know, the PSU offense was awfully bad, with the quarterbacking and passing game phantasmagoric.

However, Still, a 6-5, 310-pound senior was very productive for the Nittany Lions, and has the physical tools to be a potential Pro Bowler. The problem is, Still can also look like a reserve because of his inconsistent motor. There were a number of off the field issues. In 2008, had a teammate pull a knife on him and police found marijuana in his apartment in 2009 (was not charged).

Go here for much more on Still

32. NY Giants, Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina

NYG team needs: TE, DT, OT, LB

A good value pick for the Giants, as GM Jerry Reese is as much a value GM as it comes. Oh wait, it’s also a needs-based pick as the Giants have enured a lot of injury issues in the defensive front; highlighting the need to build depth there.

Brown does not have ideal height, but he’s got good size and brings elite speed to the position. He set an UNC track and field record, running the 60-meter dash in 6.27 seconds. Needs to improve on his read-and-react skills. A better athlete than football player at this point, but there is plenty of room to grow.

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This mock is listed in the following databases: FF Toolbox, DC Pro Sports Report, Walter Football, and Hail Redskins.

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