I Digress- My NFL Mock Draft

I was trying really hard to not get involved in the NFL Draft.  It almost worked.  In the end, it didn’t quite happen.  Finally, I surrendered and did a mock draft using ESPN.com’s NFL Draft Machine.  I used Peter King’s mock draft in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated and about.com’s NFL Draft Needs page (after pick ten) as guides.  It probably has no basis in fact (my mock drafts never do), but here goes nothing.

  1. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck Stanford
  2. Washington (from St. Louis) QB Robert Griffin III Baylor
  3.  Cleveland (from Minnesota) RB Trent Richardson Alabama
  4. Tampa Bay T Matt Kalil USC
  5. Minnesota (from Cleveland) CB Morris Claiborne LSU
  6. St. Louis (from Washington) WR Justin Blackmon Oklahoma St.
  7. Jacksonville DT Fletcher Cox Mississippi St.
  8. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M
  9. Carolina DT Michael Brockers LSU
  10. Buffalo T Riley Reiff Iowa
  11. Kansas City LB Luke Kuechly Boston College
  12. Seattle S Mark Barron Alabama
  13. Arizona G David DeCastro Stanford
  14. Dallas DE Melvin Ingram South Carolina
  15. Philadelphia CB Stephon Gilmore South Carolina
  16. New York Jets DE Quinton Coples North Carolina
  17. Cincinnati (from Oakland) DE Courtney Upshaw Alabama
  18. San Diego DE Chandler Jones Syracuse
  19. Chicago DT Dontari Poe Memphis
  20. Tennessee LB Shea McClellin Boise St.
  21. Cincinnati WR Michael Floyd Notre Dame
  22. Cleveland (from Atlanta) T Jonathan Martin Stanford
  23. Detroit CB Dre Kirkpatrick Alabama
  24. Pittsburgh LB Dont’a Hightower Alabama
  25. Denver DE Whitney Mercilus Illinois
  26. Houston DT Jerel Worthy Michigan St.
  27. New England (from New Orleans) G Kevin Zeitler Wisconsin
  28. Green Bay RB Doug Martin Boise St.
  29. Baltimore C Peter Konz Wisconsin
  30. San Francisco DT Devon Still Penn St.
  31. New England DE Nick Perry USC
  32. New York Giants T Cordy Glenn Georgia

I probably have Floyd, Poe, Jones, and Gilmore too low, with McClellin, Martin, Zeitler, and Cox too high.  In the draft I submitted to ESPN, I had Claiborne and Kalil switched, but I did it this way when I realized that would not happen on any planet.  Enjoy, and come back soon!

Note. (5/17) This post was initially published approximately half an hour after the draft started.  However, I was unaware of any picks at the time either that this post or my ESPN Mock Draft were submitted.


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