CowgirlCas’ 2012 NFL Mock Draft: First Round Breakdown

Prev2 of 3Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

11. Kansas City Chiefs

Nov 19, 2011; Little Rock, AR, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (94) during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at War Memorial Stadium. Arkansas defeated Mississippi State 44-17. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Fletcher Cox  – DL, Mississippi State
My Analysis: The Chiefs have had defensive woes for quite some time. Last year they drafted Justin Houston to fill a much needed  OLB position. The front 3 needs some depth and cox has all the right tools to be a solid DE in a 3-4 scheme.


12. Seattle Seahawks
Michael Floyd – WR, Notre Dame
My Analysis: The Seahawks have struggled on offense and another weapon at WR seems like a logical choice.


13. Arizona Cardinals
Jonathan Martin – OT, Stanford
My Analysis: Some are projecting the Cardinals to draft Decastro here, which is a distinct possibility. Either way they have had their share of OL woes and need to address it.


14. Dallas Cowboys
David DeCastro – OG, Stanford
My Analysis: In spite of the FA signings of Bernadeu and Livings, the Cowboys still need a long term solution next to Tyron Smith. If DeCastro is here I find it impossible to pass him up. If in fact he isn’t here I suggest a trade down for the best available defensive player.


15. Philadelphia Eagles
Luke Kuechly – LB, Boston College
My Analysis: The Eagles have struggled at the LB position recently. They signed 1 in FA, but if Kuechly is here he would more than likely be the best available player.


16. New York Jets
Mark Barron – SS, Alabama
My Analysis: The Jets have struggled for depth at the S position. Especially with injury issues.


17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland)

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick (21) reacts after making a tackle against the LSU Tigers during the second half of the 2012 BCS National Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Dre Kirkpatrick – CB, Alabama
My Analysis: The  Bengals secondary has a lot to be desired so this makes sense. Another option here would be another WR to compliment A.J Green, but I really don’t see them taking a 1st round WR 2 years in a row.


18. San Diego Chargers
Courtney Upshaw – DE, Alabama
My Analysis: The SD Chargers have had a top offense pretty much every year. Many thought Norv Turner was on the hot seat, but they fired the defensive coordinator. I look for the Chargers to address the DL.


19. Chicago Bears
Whitney Mercilus – DE, Illinois
My Analysis: The Bears have always been a defensive minded team. With age creeping up on their top players I look for them to bring in a young pass rusher.


20. Tennessee Titans
Dont’a Hightower – LB, Alabama

My Analysis: The Titans front 7 have had their struggles and one of the key upgrades would be a solid LB.

Prev2 of 3Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Topics: 2012 Mock Draft, Andrew Luck, Draft, Dre Kirkpatrick, Melvin Ingram, Morris Claiborne, NFL, Quinton Coples

Want more from The Landry Hat?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

Comments are closed.

6 hours ago

Revisiting the 2010 NFL Draft: Cowboys Dez Bryant or Bust

10 hours ago

Cowboys Draft History: Ten Worst Moves by Jerry Jones

1 day ago

The Cowboys Must Draft Jimmie Ward