NFL Mock Draft 2012: Ryan Tannehill To The Houston Texans -- Trade Edition

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Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; A general view as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number thirty overall pick to the New York Jets during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Draft week. NFL fans have been anticipating this ever since the Super Bowl and the thought that it is almost here gives me chills as I wonder what might happen on draft day. Of course, that’s what mock drafts try to do and this week I’m bring you two – one today and then a final prediction tomorrow.

One of the best exercises I’ve carried out in this draft journey has been the Trade Mocks. Today’s will be the third and the last for this year’s draft. A reminder of how this works – this mock is all about looking at the possibilities of what trades may or may not happen during the draft. Some of what I have to offer here will seem outlandish and perhaps even absurd but this is the one mock platform where that is acceptable as this particular mock  will be more about exploring what could happen than the traditional attempts to actually predict what will happen.

As with a regular mock, each pick will be listed in order. Where a trade is happened, you will see where the pick has come from. To find out what happened with each trade, the final page of this mock provides a summary of the trades, the components of each trade and a quick explanation.

Now we understand each other, time to get started. Get ready for a wild ride – with 15 trades along the way!

1. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck
Quarterback, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III
Quarterback, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings
Matt Kalil
Offensive Tackle, USC

4. St. Louis Rams (from Cleveland)
Trent Richardson
Running Back, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Morris Claiborne
Cornerback, LSU

6. Cleveland Browns (from St. Louis)
Justin Blackmon
Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State

7. Houston Texans (from Jacksonville)
Ryan Tannehill
Quarterback, Texas A&M

8. Miami Dolphins
Riley Reiff
Offensve Tackle, Iowa

9. Carolina Panthers
Melvin Ingram
Defensive End, South Carolina

10. Philadelphia Eagles (from Buffalo) 
Fletcher Cox
Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State

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