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2012 NFL Draft: First Round, Second Half

First Round Draft Order

  1. Indianapolis Colts - QB Andrew Luck - Great fit
  2. Washington Redskins - QB Robert Griffin III - Great fit
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Traded to Cleveland - RB Trent Richardson - Great deal for both teams. Cleveland wins outdated draft value chart and had extra late round picks. Vikings can add more depth.
  4. Cleveland Browns - Traded to Minnesota - OT Matt Kalil - Vikings move down a slot and get the guy they want.
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Traded to Jacksonville - WR Justin Blackmon - Jaguars worried about STL taking the receiver and made a good move to get their guy.
  6. St. Louis Rams - Traded to Dallas - CB Morris Claiborne - He dropped further than expected and the Cowboys wanted him badly.
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Traded to Tampa Bay - S Mark Barron - The Bucs needed a lot of help in their secondary and Barron can step in and help out.
  8. Miami Dolphins - QB Ryan Tannehill - Should groom for a year or two behind whoever starts at quarterback.
  9. Carolina Panthers - ILB Luke Kuechly - One of the most solid players in the draft, he should help out plenty.
  10. Buffalo Bills - CB Stephon Gilmore - The Bills needed help as cornerback as they focused their free agency on bolstering the defense. Gilmore is a great addition.
  11. Kansas City Chiefs - NT Dontari Poe - Poe is a workout warrior and is a boom-bust prospect. Wait and see.
  12. Seattle Seahawks - Traded to Philadelphia - DT Fletcher Cox - When Cox fell out of the first round, a team had to trade up to grab him. He'll go very well on their defensive line.
  13. Arizona Cardinals - WR Michael Floyd - Floyd is one of the best players, never mind receivers, in the draft and should pair up with Larry Fitzgerald to make a dangerous pairing.
  14. Dallas Cowboys - Traded to St. Louis - DT Michael Brockers - The Rams like his size and he should fit will on the defense.
  15. Philadelphia Eagles - Traded to Seattle - OLB/DE Bruce Irvin - While he may seem like a reach, he produced on the field and he had a fantastic combine. I'll hold judgment.
  16. New York Jets - OLB/DE Quinton Coples - A little oversized to be an OLB and undersized to be a DE, Rex Ryan will find a spot for this athlete.
  17. Cincinnati Bengals - CB Dre Kirkpatrick - The Bengals need a ton of help in the secondary and Kirkpatrick is a great pick to fall to them.
  18. San Diego Chargers - OLB Melvin Ingram - Extremely versatile, the Chargers couldn't help but jump at his value.
  19. Chicago Bears - DE Shea McClellin - Great and well rounded player, should help out from the start. However, is he big enough to play DE?
  20. Tennessee Titans - WR Kendall Wright - Add another weapon to play with Kenny Britt and helps set quarterback Jake Locker up nicely.
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - Traded to New England - OLB/DE Chandler Jones - Jones is an interesting prospect. He has an injury history, but has optimal size at 6'5, 265 and . He is a solid pass rusher, but is more of a stout player, which fits the Patriots defensive mentality. He can reach the quarterback, but he is strong enough to play contain against the run. He's explosive with a 10 foot broad jump and has 4.8 speed- not elite, but enough to get the job done. He's a high effort player who should fit well across from Rob Ninkovich.
  22. Cleveland Browns - QB Brandon Weeden - Weeden gives the Browns their quarterback since they don't trust Colt McCoy. Good move and the franchise can move forward.
  23. Detroit Lions - OT Riley Reiff - Need help on the offensive lineman and Reiff is one of the best players on the board. Lions have solid guards, but need help at center and tackle. Great pick.
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers - OG David DeCastro - Great pick as the Steelers needed help at guard and got the best one in the draft.
  25. Denver Broncos - Traded to New England - LB Dont'a Hightower - Grabs one of the Alabama defenders. He's a beast at 6'2, 265 and can play all LB positions and possible 3-4 DE. He's a stout run defender and is a very good coverage linebacker. He doesn't possess elite speed, but he runas a 4.6 40, which is fantastic for whatever role is asked. He's a film junky and a team leader and he'll definitely help the Patriots defense take another step forward.
  26. Houston Texans - OLB/DE Whitney Mercilus - Texans didn't really need another pass rusher after grabbing Brooks Reed and Connor Barwin the past couple of seasons, but Mercilus is a talent that they'll find time to put on the field.
  27. New England Patriots - Traded to Cincinnati - OG Kevin Zeitler - Needed help on their offensive line and Zeitler is a great, feisty, player.
  28. Green Bay Packers - OLB Nick Perry - Perry fits extremely well across from Clay Matthews and the Packers have a revamped pass rush with a pair of USC Trojans.
  29. Baltimore Ravens - Traded to Minnesota - S Harrison Smith - Smith is a great athlete in shorts, but it doesn't always show on the field. That said, his instincts are top notch and if he can combine his off-field athletics with his on-field instincts, the sky is the limit.
  30. San Francisco 49ers - WR A.J. Jenkins - Jenkins might be slight overdrafted, but he has blazing speed and gives another weapon to develop the 49ers offense.
  31. New England Patriots - Traded to Denver - Traded to Tampa Bay - RB Doug Martin - An every down back, he should help the Bucs as they revolutionize their offensive attack.
  32. New York Giants - RB David Wilson - The most explosive back in the draft, if he can learn to control his amazing skills, he could be the best back in the draft.