In order to make this easier for everyone, I’m only giving explanations like I did in my first mock if the pick is different. You can check out my first mock draft HERE.
Editor’s Note: While we begin to gear up for NFL Draft season, the NFL Spin Zone staff will be bringing you a flurry of mock drafts. Sit contributor Ben Worthy tackles his second mock draft of the 2012 NFL Draft season and he has some bold picks that may surprise you. What do you think of Ben’s mock? Leave your feedback in the comments section.
1. Indianapolis Colts
. Andrew Luck
. Quarterback, Stanford
2. St. Louis Rams
. Matt Kalil
. Offensive Tackle, USC
3. Minnesota Vikings
. Morris Claiborne
. Cornerback, LSU
4. Cleveland Browns
. Trent Richardson, Running Back, Alabama
. Peyton Hillis most likely isn’t coming back, so Cleveland needs to get a replacement at running back. Richardson reminds me a lot of Hillis, with both being incredibly strong.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
. Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State
. Tampa Bay probably has their sights set on Richardson, but if the Browns take him, I believe they’ll take Blackmon.
6. Washington Redskins
. Robert Griffin, III
. Quarterback, Baylor
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
. Riley Reiff
. Offensive Tackle, Iowa
8. Carolina Panthers
. Devon Still, Defensive Tackle, Penn State
. I originally had Carolina drafting Dre Kirkpatrick, a corner from Alabama, but I think Dre will drastically fall after being caught with marijuana while with an Under Armor Representative.
9. Miami Dolphins
. Jonathan Martin, Offensive Tackle, Stanford
. Miami drafted a center in the first round last year, so if they get another first round guy for the offensive line, they should be set for a while.
10. Buffalo Bills
. Kendall Wright, Wide Receiver, Baylor
. Buffalo needs another wide receiver to move down the field quickly and score to keep up with the other great offenses in their division.
11. Kansas City Chiefs
. Quinton Coples
. Defensive End, North Carolina
12. Seattle Seahawks
. Ryan Tannehill
. Quarterback, Texas A&M
13. Arizona Cardinals
. Luke Kuechly, Linebacker, Boston College
. Arizona needs to work on their offense, but the only way I see them drafting an offensive player in the first round is if they trade back. The Cardinals shouldn’t waste a pick here.
14. Dallas Cowboys
. Mark Barron, Safety, Alabama
. I don’t see Dallas wasting a spot this high on Kirkpatrick, so another guy to defend the pass would be the best choice.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
. David DeCastro
. Offensive Guard, Stanford
16. New York Jets
. Melvin Ingram
. Defensive End, South Carolina
Picks 17-32 continue on Page 2.