NFL Mock Draft 2012: Nick Perry Makes Big Splash In Top 15

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Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive lineman Nick Perry does the shuttle run during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL Draft is just over two weeks away. As the smoke starts to settle, teams are beginning to show their hand and giving small glimpses of what area of need they will focus on early in the draft. As there is every year, a few surprises will hit us hard and early. A position that could shake up the draft this year is defensive end — one of the premier positions in the league.

What defensive ends make a bigger splash than anticipated and which prospects are seeing their stock start to slide out of the first-round? Check out my latest mock draft below and let your opinions be heard in the comments section.

1. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck
Quarterback, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III
Quarterback, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings
Matt Kalil
Offensive Tackle, USC

4. Cleveland Browns
Trent Richardson
Running Back, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Morris Claiborne
Cornerback, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams
Justin Blackmon
Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State

7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Quinton Coples
Defensive End, North Carolina

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

9. Carolina Panthers
Stephon Gilmore
Cornerback, South Carolina

10. Buffalo Bills
Riley Reiff
Offensive Tackle, Iowa

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