2012 NFL Mock Draft: Multiple Scenarios for Each Team

11. Kansas City Chiefs – David DeCastro, OG, Stanford – The Chiefs upgraded their offensive line big time by signing Eric Winston away from the Houston Texans. They can further solidify it by drafting the best guard to come into the league in a long time.
Scenario B: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College – Kuechly seems like a Scott Pioli/Romeo Crennel type player, he might not be a great fit in the Chiefs defense but if they want the best football player, it’s Kuechly.
Scenario C: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis – Poe could occupy the nose tackle position initially and move on over to the end in certain situations. If Fletcher Cox is here they could take him as well.
Scenario D: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa – If the Chiefs believe Reiff can play LT they can move Albert to offensive guard and solidify the offensive line that way.

12. Seattle Seahawks – Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College – The Seahawks need to add some pass rushers but if Kuechly makes it this far they would be wise to take him after losing David Hawthorne in free agency.
Scenario B: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina – Coples would give the Seahawks the pass rusher that they are looking for. Coples has unlimited potential and would be a good fit as the weak side DE in the Seahawks 4-3.
Scenario C: Melvin Ingram, OLB/DE, South Carolina – If the Seahawks aren’t comfortable with Coples and Kuechly is off the board look for the Seahawks to go with the pass rusher from South Carolina.

13. Arizona Cardinals – Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa – The Cardinals brought back Levi Brown, but let’s not sugarcoat things, he is awful. There is a gaping hole at LT and Reiff is the only OT worth taking here.
Scenario B: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame – If Floyd makes it this far then he would be the pick. The Cardinals have been looking for another big play WR opposite Larry Fitzgerald ever since Anquan Boldin left.
Scenario C: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina – The Cardinals have a big hole at OLB and Ingram would be able to fill the position in a hybrid type role.

14. Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, S, Alabama – The Cowboys spent a lot of money to sign Brandon Carr in free agency but still have a big hole at safety. Barron is the best safety in the draft and won’t last much longer.
Scenario B: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis – There are rumors that the Cowboys love Dontari Poe. There is a good chance the Poe makes it to the Cowboys pick so they could have their choice between the two players.
Scenario C: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU – The Cowboys could take the big LSU defensive lineman and plug him into the 3-4 DE position, which I feel like Brockers fits best into.

15. Philadelphia Eagles – Michael Brockers, DT, LSU – The Eagles play the wide-9 which leaves huge running lanes in the middle of the defense. Getting a big, long defensive tackle will shore up the run defense, which was awful last year.
Scenario B: Mark Barron, S, Alabama – If Barron gets this far Philadelphia will seriously consider him. Barron could be the missing piece in what could end up being a very solid secondary.
Scenario C: Quentin Coples, DE, North Carolina – The Eagles love to take defensive ends and with Coples on the board they could look to take the pass rusher, but with much bigger needs of the defense I think they pass.
Scenario D: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphins – If Brockers is off the board the next logical defender would be Poe. Poe is a physical freak but needs some refinement.

16. New York Jets – Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina – If the board fell like this the Jets would have their choice between a number of players who could help them. I believe Ingram is the best fit in the Jets defense and it’s been said that Rex Ryan loves Ingram and his pass rush potential.
Scenario B: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama – If Ingram is off the board the Jets could take Upshaw who isn’t as explosive off the edge but could fill the same position.
Scenario C: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina – If the Jets really want to try and hit a home run they could opt for Coples over Ingram. Coples has a higher bust potential than Ingram but it could pay off in the end.
Scenario D: Mark Barron, S, Alabama – If Barron makes it to the Jets you have to think they would give him a long hard look. Mike Tannebaum questioned Barron’s ability to fit the Jets man to man cover system, which might eliminate Barron from being the pick or it could be a smoke screen.

17. Cincinnati Bengals – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina – The loss of Jonathan Joseph was bigger than anyone anticipated, Gilmore could step in and fill the void that he left.
Scenario B: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina – The Bengals love to take high upside, big name players from big schools and Coples fits the bill. He would be tough to pass up at this point.
Scenario C: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama – Like with Coples, Upshaw is the big school star who could play strongside DE or strongside OLB for the Bengals.

18. San Diego Chargers – Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama – This is the wild card in the draft. I could see the Chargers going a number of different directions. Upshaw would give them a very good linebacker to occasionally rush the passer.
Scenario B: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina – Coples would give the Chargers the pure pass rusher they are looking for but might not be such a good fit in their defensive front.
Scenario C: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State – The Chargers have been mentioned as one of the landing spots for McClellin, it might be a little high, but he fits their system as a 3-4 OLB who can rush.
Scenario D: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC – Perry is yet another pass rusher that could tempt the Chargers. If Upshaw and Coples are gone I think Perry comes into play.
Scenario E: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame – I heard this one yesterday for the first time. Rumor is that they love Smith and envision him playing along side Eric Weddle. It makes me think that if Barron is there they would consider him as well.

19. Chicago Bears – Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina – The Bears would stop Coples’ slide and pair him up with UNC alumni Julius Peppers, forming a solid set of pass rushers.
Scenario B: Nick Perry, DE, USC – If Coples is gone, which is a distinct possibility, they could take the USC pass rusher to fill the same position.
Scenario C: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama – If there is a team that is willing to role the dice on the great coverage corner in the first round, it could be the Bears. If Gilmore is here they would have to take a very long look.
Scenario D: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor – The Bears found their number one WR when they traded for Brandon Marshall, but they still need a slot WR and a vertical threat. Wright’s stock has fallen a little bit but would fit perfectly into the slot next to Marshall and give Jay Cutler another viable receiver to throw to.
Scenario E: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois – The Bears could opt for the local Mercilus who lead the nation in sacks as a junior.

20. Tennessee Titans – Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis – If Poe makes it this far the Titans will take the chance on the local product despite bigger needs elsewhere.
Scenario B: Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin – The Titans entered the off-season with a big need at center. They were unable to fill it because they were busy chasing Peyton Manning. Konz is the best in the draft and makes sense here.
Scenario C: Nick Perry, DE, USC – The Titans could use another DE and pass rusher and Perry is the best one left.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia – The Bengals have two glaring needs. One at CB and one at offensive guard. By selecting Glenn they are able to fill both holes in the first round.
Scenario B: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State – The Bengals signed BJGE but need one more back to complete the backfield.
Scenario C: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor – Getting the explosive Wright to play alongside AJ Green would be downright scary for opposing defenses.

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10 Responses to “2012 NFL Mock Draft: Multiple Scenarios for Each Team”

  1. Jim R says:

    Could Quinten Couples fall like Dequan Bowers did last year?

    • Jimc says:

      What the heck are on Couples biceps? looks like he took a branding iron to both biceps. That alone tells me he is a troubled person.

  2. AFL says:

    The more tape I see of McClellin the more impressed I am, and he’s a good fit for the Patriots. Depending on medical information of course, but remember a lot of teams passed on Gronk because he was supposed to have a bad back. I really like Mercilus as well & think he’s head & shoulders better than Perry or Curry; he’s got speed, power, positional awareness & some good NFL type moves off the ball. Jones is a strong physical specimen but slow & gets caught out of position a lot, so too high to pick him here as he would be a development project. Harrison Smith is another very impressive, smart player who reads and anticipates-something that has been sorely lacking since the departure of Rodney Harrison. I don’t agree with it but I fear you are right that one of these picks may well be traded down though.

    • qwerty says:

      gronk had bad back but they took him in second round

      first rounders need to check out medically

      • Ken W says:

        so do you think Barron will drop into the 2nd?

        • qwerty says:

          probably not but there are quite a few CBs that would do just as well to plug deficiencies in the secondary. next year, there should be more S available. so i lump db’s as one group.

  3. BILL says:

    How can there not be a scenario for taking Harrison Smith and there is one for Trumaine Johnson.

    If BB really wants a 3-4 front, #1 option needs to be a DE like Still, Reyes, and maybe Jones, but not Perry.

    there is so many options and apparently so much talent that it will be very interesting

  4. Jim R says:

    McClellin would be great however the rumors about the Concussions worry me. I’m thrilled Barron or Smith aren’t projected. If they come out of the first round with one of (LB,CB,DLINE) i would be happy. They will trade 1 of the picks if not both

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