Hogs Haven 2012 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

February 8, 2012

Game Recaps

My fellow Hogs Haven colleagues and I have put our collective heads together to form a Post-Super Bowl Mock Draft. This one will surprise you a little more than your normal Mock, with RGIII going to the Colts at 1st overall. Ken had a relatively good explanation, and I may agree that it’s possible, I just don’t think it’s probable. You’ll find my picks at 2nd, 9th, 16th, 26th, and 30th.

1. Indianapolis Colts (Ken): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
If you are going to turn the page on the Peyton Manning era, what better way to do it than to bring in a dynamic, play-making quarterback that adds a dimension to his game that Andrew Luck can’t match? Griffin is an accurate passer with plenty of arm strength, and his mobility will be as exciting as it will be necessary as that offense rebuilds. Griffin is the sexiest player in this whole draft at a position of undeniable need for a team desperately searching for the next face of the franchise.

2. St. Louis Rams (Ronnie): Matt Kalil, OT, USC
The Rams haven’t given up on Sam Bradford just yet, even though apparently Andrew Luck is still on the board. Bradford needs some better protection around him to give him a little more time, and the addition of Kalil will definitely be a start.

3. Minnesota Vikings (UK): Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa.
With Luck on the board, the Vikings flirt with the idea, but ultimately they decide to stick with their 12th overall pick from last year, Christian Ponder. Kalil would have been the pick had he fallen, so it’s a shame he went at two. The Vikings have a lot of needs, they could use with a wide receiver to pair up with Percy Harvin and give Ponder a nice set of targets, but I’ve always felt that unless the receiver is Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, or A.J. Green talent, you don’t draft him in the top 10 (unless you trade up ala Falcons last year). Justin Blackmon is good, but not that level, so the Vikings decide to protect Ponder’s blindside for the next decade with the next tackle off the board, Reiff.

4. Cleveland Browns (Steve): Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
In record time for a first round pick the Cleveland Browns turn in the card to the Commissioner seven seconds after he announces the Reiff selection. The Browns are absolutely ecstatic with this pick as they considered trading up for a lesser QB prospect in RGIII, but now get their true top choice without having to give anything up. Cleveland now has plenty of options with their remaining selections as they now have their QB and LT locked up.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Tiller): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

New head coach Greg Schiano is going to want to improve a defense that ranked 30th in the NFL in yards allowed, and 32nd in points allowed. The aging Ronde Barber may be on his way out, and what better player to replace him with than the drafts best cover corner, Morris Claiborne.

You can find the Redskins pick and the rest of the Mock at Hogs Haven.

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