2012 NFL Mock Draft: Multiple Scenarios for Each Team

22. Cleveland Browns (via Atl) – Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor – After taking Richardson at number four, the Browns continue to add explosive playmakers to the offense with the vertical threat that is Kendall Wright.
Scenario B: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State – If Mike Holmgren and staff feel that the Oklahoma State QB is a better option right now than Colt McCoy they could take him, although I would consider it a big reach.
Scenario C: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech – The Browns could opt to take Hill if Wright is off the board or if they prefer him over Kendall Wright.

23. Detroit Lions – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford – If the board fell this way it would probably be a disappointment to the Lions who would hope to get one of the top DBs. Martin is the best OT available and they need to keep Matthew Stafford upright.
Scenario B: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama – Jenkins could land here if they are comfortable with all the off the field concerns, it would be a great landing spot as Detroit needs some cover corners.
Scenario C: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame – The Lions really need a safety and there is a drop off after Smith. Obviously if Barron gets this far he would be the pick.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama – Everybody has the Steelers taking the rugged middle linebacker and for good cause. They let James Farrior go and Hightower plays like the quintessential Pittsburgh LB.
Scenario B: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford – If Martin is on the board the Steelers have to consider him because their line has been such a mess the last few seasons.
Scenario C: Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State – The Steelers could take the Boise St. linebacker and play him in the middle of the defense, where they think he fits best.
Scenario D: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State – Rashard Mendenhall is recovering from a torn ACL and he won’t be ready for the start of the season.

25. Denver Broncos – Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State – The Broncos really need a run stuffer to play between Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil, Worthy is a penetrator who can play the run and wreak havoc.
Scenario B: Devon Still, DT, Penn State – If the Broncos don’t like Worthy they could go with Still who was dominant this past season, but has had a number of serious injuries.
Scenario C: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt – I get the sense that the Broncos still would really like to add another CB. They have been linked to Hayward and are said to really like him.
Scenario D: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech – If they want to get Peyton Manning another big, fast, vertical threat to team up with Demaryius Thomas, Hill would be the guy.

26. Houston Texans – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech – Everyone expects the Texans to take a WR here and Stephen Hill would be tremendous alongside Andre Johnson.
Scenario B: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU – If the Texans want a more complete WR, who has similar type skills Randle could be the pick over Hill. There is also the possibility Hill is long gone by this time.
Scenario C: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford – The team let Eric Winston go and have yet to replace him. Martin would play RT for the Texans.

27. New England Patriots – Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC – If Nick Perry falls to #27 the Patriots have to pull the trigger on him. It’s been a long time since they have had a young pass rusher with the upside that Perry does.
Scenario B: Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse – If Perry is off the board and Jones is there, I believe that Jones would be the pick. Jones is a long, powerful DE who plays very well against the run.
Scenario C: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State – McClellin is a Patriots type player who has been compared to Mike Vrabel because the way he plays football.
Scenario D: Whitney Mercilus/Vinny Curry – Two more pass rushers who haven’t been talked about as much with the Patriots but could fit the bill if they are looking to address the pass rush.

28. Green Bay Packers – Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois – Mercilus can play DE and OLB and give the Packers someone to rush the pass opposite Clay Matthews.
Scenario B: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame – Nick Collins’ career is still in question and the Packers safety play last year was downright awful.
Scenario C: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State – McClellin is a player who is similar to Clay Matthews, he would form a good pass rush tandem from the OLB position.

29. Baltimore Ravens – Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse – Jones’ brother Arthur is a DT on the Ravens and Jones plays the physical type of game the Ravens love.
Scenario B: Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin – The Ravens lost Ben Grubbs to the Saints in free agency. Konz can play OG for one season and then slide over to center after Matt Birk retires next year.
Scenario C: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State – The Ravens lost Jarret Johnson to the Chargers in free agency and need to get more explosive on the edges. Paul Kruger is there, but he doesn’t have nearly the ceiling and pass rush potential that Shea McClellin has.

30. San Francisco 49ers – Peter Konz, OC/OG, Wisconsin – Under this scenario Konz would play guard for the 49ers who don’t have too many holes on either side of the ball.
Scenario B: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State – If Konz is off the board then the next offensive guard that would make sense for the 49ers is Silatolu who is a Mike Iupati clone.
Scenario C: Stephen Hill/Rueben Randle – If the 49ers decide to go with a wide receiver it will most likely be one of these two guys.

31. New England Patriots – Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State – As I mentioned earlier McClellin is a Patriots type player. He would project to OLB and give the Patriots an edge rusher with a relentless motor.
Scenario B: Trumaine Johnson, CB/S, Montana – Johnson is quickly flying up draft boards and would make sense for the Patriots since he has the ability to play both corner and safety.
Scenario C: Kendall Reyes/Devon Still or Best DT – If one of the elite DT slips this far I think the Patriots take them.
Scenario D: Trade Down – The Patriots have had 2 first round picks 5 previous times and have only ended up picking twice in the first round once, so this scenario might be the most likely.

32. New York Giants – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford – Under this scenario the Giants would be able to get Eli Manning yet another big athletic to throw the football to.
Scenario B: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State – The Giants lost Brandon Jacobs to the 49ers and Ahmad Bradshaw is always going to be battling foot issues. Getting an all around running back like Martin would be a smart move.
Scenario C: Best OT Available – If Jonathan Martin is available I think he would be the pick, they will also be looking at a number of other linemen.

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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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