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NFL Draft 2012 - Philadelphia Eagle's Draft Class Tops NFC

Eagles Top NFC Draft Class

Photo – DT Fletcher Cox - Mississippi St

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Philadelphia Eagles - Grade A
The Eagles had another large draft class with 9 overall choices after trades and compensatory picks. They used their #15 pick in the first round to move up to the #12 overall spot to select defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, a quick explosive defender. They moved up for 4th and 6th round choices in this draft class. Cox was our highest rated defensive lineman in this class and is a highly developed prospect who is ready to compete for immediate NFL starting time. He can be an impact performer here especially as a pass rusher with the versatility to lineup at a few spots in their flexible front four. With their two #2 picks, they chose LB Mychal Kendricks and DE Vinny Curry. Kendricks is an athletic defender with experience both inside and outside. He can be a three down defender at any position in the Eagles 4-3 set with the mobility to cover and the burst to rush the passer. Curry is a tough athlete with fine pass rusher skills, but only average run support. He can be an every down defender in time with improvement to anchor and was great value here. On the 3rd round, they selected QB Nick Foles, a big raw passer with a strong arm, but limited mobility. He has nice upside potential with further development and is a young talented QB prospect the Eagles hope to refine over his early career to press for starting time or command a high ransom in the trade market. He was a reach here in the top 100 selections.

With their 4th round pick, they chose CB Brandon Boykin, a quick cover man who fell off a broken leg at the Senior Bowl. Boykin is a good defender who will compete for the nickel corner role when healthy. He figures to become a core cover man in all their package defenses and addresses a pressing need after the trade of veteran corner Asante Samuel. On the 5th round, they added OT Dennis Kelly, a tall rangy blocker who started three seasons on the outside in the Big Ten. He figures to push for a roster spot at a thin position on this squad after key injuries. On the 6th round, they added WR Marvin McNutt and OG Brandon Washington. McNutt is a big tough receiver with sure hands and good route running. He must prove he can separate at the NFL level, but has the makeup to become a fine possession receiver. Washington is a wide body lineman with experience both inside and outside. He was an underachiever who struggled with conditioning and technique that hurt his final grade. He is a boom bust prospect who can be a definite steal if he improves his work habits and overall technique. With their final selection, they added RB Bryce Brown, a highly rated prospect entering college who played in a few programs and never found his spot in either program. He can be a find here with the talent to surprise as a backup and possibly a 1 A type runner and kickoff returner.

Philadelphia Draft Selections
1 -12 Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.
2 -14 Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
2 - 27 Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
3 - 25 Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
4 -28 Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
5 -18 Dennis Kelly, OT, Purdue
6 -24 Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
6 - 30 Brandon Washington, OG, Miami
7 - 22 Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas St.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College and NFL Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL 2012 Draft - Cincinnati Bengal's Draft Class Tops AFC

NFL 2012 Draft - Bengals Draft Class Tops AFC

Photo – WR Mohamed Sanu - Rutgers

Cincinnati Bengals - Grade A
The Bengals addressed major need areas especially in the early rounds. They selected players with high grades at key need areas. From top to bottom, they landed the best overall draft class with as many as eight selections carrying eventual NFL starting grades. This class will supplement last year’s rookie class that supplied starting QB Andy Dalton and wideout AJ Green who were instrumental in the Bengals return to the playoffs.

On the 1st round, they chose CB Dre Kirkpatrick of Alabama, a very well developed defender who they hope becomes an immediate starter. He has been a big time defender in national title games and has the athleticism to start day one. With their second #1 pick, they traded back and chose OG Kevin Zeitler. He is a highly developed guard who can compete for an immediate starting spot. He is well rounded with strong drive blocking skills and has proven to be an anchor in pass protection on the inside. On the 2nd round, they were selected DT Devin Still, a tough interior defender who addresses a major need area. He displays nice athleticism and overall development to challenge for early starting time. He should be a fixture on the inside and see immediate time as a pass rusher. On the 3rd round, they chose WR Mohamed Sanu and DT Brandon Thompson. Sanu is a big receiver with fine hands and good run after the catch ability. He will help in three wideout sets early and has starting potential. Thompson is fine value here and is an explosive interior tackle who slipped in the process on some inconsistencies. He has starting potential and could form a fine inside tandem with Still. On the 4th round, they added TE Orson Charles, a mobile versatile athlete who projects to both the tight end and H back roles. He was excellent value here with the development to possibly start as an H back with a big camp.

On the 5th round, they added CB Shaun Prater, WR Marvin Jones and safety George Iloka. Prater is a savvy zone corner with strong tackling skills to help immediately and compete for starting time. Jones is an athletic receiver who will help their three and four wideout sets. Iloka is a big mobile defender who runs well to the ball and finishes with strong tackling. He can become a staple on coverage units to play in the nickel and dime packages. He has the talent to excel there and eventually start. In the 6th round, they added RB Dan Herron, a tough inside runner with sure hands as an outlet receiver. He is a productive back at a high level with some natural running skills to make this squad. He could surprise here with a big preseason.

Cincinnati 2012 NFL Draft Choices
1 - 17 Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
1 - 27 Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
2 - 21 Devon Still, DT, Penn St.
3 - 20 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
3 - 30 Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
4 - 21 Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
5 - 21 Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
5 - 31 Marvin Jones, WR, California
5 - 32 George Iloka, FS, Boise St.
6 - 21 Dan Herron, RB, Ohio St.

First Round Selections - NFL Draft 2012

First Round Selections - NFL Draft 2012l

The NFL Draft 2012 set a new record for the initial round with 14 choices traded along with 19 total trades exchanged by the close of the top round. It was the most since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 as clubs manenuved quickly with coveteed players on the board. The first round produced 17 defensive propsects afterthe first five choices were all from the offensive side of the ball. Day two begins tonight at 7 pm with Rounds 2 and 3 on the agenda. We will have a special new ranking for subscribers available for Day Three that concludes with Rounds 4 thru 7.

Photo – QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor

First Round Selections - NFL Draft 2012
Pick / Team / Player / Position / School

1 Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford

2 Washington Redskins (Rams)
Robert Griffin - QB - Baylor

3 Cleveland Browns (Vikings)
Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama

4 Minnesota Vikings (Browns)
Matt Kalil - T - Southern Cal

5 Jacksonville Jaguars (Buccaneers)
Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma State

6 Dallas Cowboys (Rams)
Morris Claiborne - CB - LSU

7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Jaguars)
Mark Barron - S - Alabama

8 Miami Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill - QB -Texas A&M

9 Carolina Panthers
Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College

10 Buffalo Bills
Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina

11 Kansas City Chiefs
Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis

12 Philadelphia Eagles (Seahawks)
Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi St

13 Arizona Cardinals
Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame

14 St. Louis Rams (Cowboys)
Michael Brockers - DT - LSU

15 Seattle Seahawks (Eagles)
Bruce Irvin - LB - West Virginia

16 New York Jets
Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina

17 Cincinnati Bengals
Dre Kirkpatrick - CB - Alabama

18 San Diego Chargers
Melvin Ingram - LB - South Carolina

19 Chicago Bears
Shea McClellin - LB - Boise St

20 Tennessee Titans
Kendall Wright - WR - Baylor

21 New England Patriots (Bengals)
Chandler Jones - DE - Syracuse

22 Cleveland Browns
Brandon Weeden - QB - Oklahoma St

23 Detroit Lions
Riley Reiff - T - Iowa

24 Pittsburgh Steelers
David DeCastro - G - Stanford

25 New England Patriots (Broncos)
Dont'a Hightower - LB - Alabama

26 Houston Texans
Whitney Mercilus - DE - Illinois

27 Cincinnati Bengals (Patriots)
Kevin Zeitler - G - Wisconsin

28 Green Bay Packers
Nick Perry - DE/LB - Southern Cal

29 Minnesota Vikings (Ravens)
Harrison Smith - S - Notre Dame

30 San Francisco 49ers
A.J. Jenkins - WR - Illinois

31 Tampa Bay Bucs (Broncos)
Doug Martin - RB - Boise St

32 New York Giants
David Wilson - RB - Virginia Tech

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Final NFL Mock Draft 2012 - First Round
April 26-28, 2012

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Photo – RB Trent Richardson - Alabama

Final NFL Mock Draft 2012 - First Round
* underclassmen

1 Indianapolis Colts - * Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford
Alternate Pick: None

2 Washington (St. Louis) - * Robert Griffin III - QB - Baylor
Alternate Pick: None

3 Cleveland (Minn) - * Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama
Alternate Pick: Ryan Tannehill - QB - Texas A&M

4 Minnesota (Cleve) - * Matt Kalil - OT - Southern Cal
Alternate Pick: * Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma St

5 Tampa Bay - * Morris Claiborne - CB - LSU
Alternate Pick: - * Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama

6 St. Louis (Washington) - * Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma St
Alternate Pick: * Riley Reiff - OT - Iowa

7 Jacksonville - Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame
Alternate Pick: Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina

8 Miami - Ryan Tannehill - QB - Texas A&M
Alternate Pick: Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame

9 Carolina - * Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi St
Alternate Pick: Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina

10 Buffalo * Riley Reiff - OT - Iowa
Alternate Pick: Mark Barron - S - Alabama

11 Kansas City - * David DeCastro - OG - Stanford
Alternate Pick: * Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College

12 Seattle - Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina
Alternate Pick: * Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College

13 Arizona - * Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College
Alternate Pick: * Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi St

14 Dallas - * Michael Brockers - DT - LSU
Alternate Pick: Mark Barron - S - Alabama

15 Philadelphia - Mark Barron - S - Alabama
Alternate Pick: * Michael Brockers - DT - LSU

16 New York Jets - Andre Branch - LB - Clemson
Alternate Pick: Mark Barron - S - Alabama

17 Cincinnati (Oakland) - * Nick Perry - DE - Southern Cal
Alternate Pick: * Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina

18 San Diego - * Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis
Alternate Pick: Andre Branch - LB - Clemson

19 Chicago - * Dre Kirkpatrick - CB - Alabama
Alternate Pick: * Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina

20 Tennessee - * Jerel Worthy - DT - Michigan St
Alternate Pick: * Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis

21 Cincinnati - * Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina
Alternate Pick: * Stephen Hill - WR - Georgia Tech

22 Cleveland (Atlanta) - * Stephen Hill - WR - Georgia Tech
Alternate Pick: Brandon Weeden - QB - Oklahoma St.

23 Detroit - Janoris Jenkins - CB - North Alabama
Alternate Pick: * Bobby Massie - OT - Mississippi

24 Pittsburgh - * Dont'a Hightower - LB - Alabama
Alternate Pick: Courtney Upshaw - LB - Alabama

25 Denver - Devon Still - DT - Penn St
Alternate Pick: * Jerel Worthy - DT - Michigan St

26 Houston - Kendall Wright - WR - Baylor
Alternate Pick: * Bobby Massie - OT - Mississippi

27 New England (New Orleans) - Melvin Ingram - LB - South Carolina
Alternate Pick: Shea McClellin - LB - Boise St

28 Green Bay - Shea McClellin - LB - Boise St
Alternate Pick: Courtney Upshaw - LB - Alabama

29 Baltimore - Coby Fleener - TE - Stanford
Alternate Pick: * Bobby Massie - OT - Mississippi

30 San Fran - Courtney Upshaw - LB - Alabama
Alternate Pick: Shea McClellin - LB - Boise St

31 New England - Harrison Smith - S - Notre Dame
Alternate Pick: Doug Martin - RB - Boise St

32 N.Y. Giants - * Bobby Massie - OT - Mississippi
Alternate Pick: Coby Fleener - TE - Stanford

Final Top 50 Pro Prospects - NFL 2012 Draft

Final Top 50 Pro Prospects - NFL 2012 Draft

Photo – QB Andrew Luck - Stanford

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April 26th * underclassmen

1 * Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford
2 * Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama
3 * Morris Claiborne - CB - LSU
4 * Matt Kalil - OT - USC
5 * Robert Griffin III - QB - Baylor
6 * Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma St
7 * Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi St
8 * Michael Brockers - DT - LSU
9 * David DeCastro - OG - Stanford
10 * Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College
11 * Riley Reiff - OT - Iowa
12 * Nick Perry - DE - USC
13 * Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis
14 * Dre Kirkpatrick - CB - Alabama
15 Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame
16 Ryan Tannehill - QB - Texas A&M
17 Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina
18 Mark Barron - S - Alabama
19 * Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina
20 Andre Branch - DE/LB - Clemson
21 * Dont'a Hightower - LB - Alabama
22 * Jerel Worthy - DT - Michigan St
23 Shea McClellin - LB - Boise St
24 * Bobby Massie - OT - Mississippi
25 Courtney Upshaw - LB - Alabama
26 Melvin Ingram - LB - South Carolina
27 Devon Still - DT - Penn St
28 Doug Martin - RB - Boise St
29 Coby Fleener - TE - Stanford
30 * Stephen Hill - WR - Georgia Tech
31 Harrison Smith - S - Notre Dame
32 * Chandler Jones - DE - Syracuse
33 * Jonathan Martin - OT - Stanford
34 * Lamar Miller - RB - Miami
35 Cordy Glenn - OL - Georgia
36 * Whitney Mercilus - DE - Illinois
37 * Peter Konz - OL - Wisconsin
38 Kendall Wright - WR - Baylor
39 Brandon Boykin - CB - Georgia
40 * Rueben Randle - WR - LSU
41 Bruce Irvin - LB - West Virginia
42 Brandon Thompson - DT - Clemson
43 * Alshon Jeffery - WR - South Carolina
44 Janoris Jenkins - CB - North Alabama
45 Mychal Kendricks - LB - California
46 Kendall Reyes - DT - UConn
47 Brandon Weeden - QB - Oklahoma St
48 * Josh Robinson - CB - Central Florida
49 Zach Brown - LB - North Carolina
50 Jared Crick - DL - Nebraska

NFL 2012 Mock Draft Updated - First Round

NFL 2012 Mock Draft - First Round
Round One - Everyone Gets Two Right - Maybe

NFL Draft 2012 Schedule
New York, New York
April 26: NFL Draft: Round 1 (8 p.m. ET)
April 27: NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3 (7 p.m. ET)
April 28: NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7 (Noon ET)

Photo – DE Quinton Coples - North Carolina

Team / Player / Position / School
First Round

1 Indianapolis Colts - * Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford
2 Washington (St. Louis) - * Robert Griffin - QB - Baylor
3 Minnesota - * Matt Kalil - OT - Southern Cal
4 Cleveland - Ryan Tannehill - QB - Texas A&M
5 Tampa Bay - * Morris Claiborne - CB - LSU
6 St. Louis (Washington) - * Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma St
7 Jacksonville - Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina
8 Miami - * Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi St
9 Carolina - * Michael Brockers - DT - LSU
10 Buffalo - * Riley Reiff - OT - Iowa
11 Kansas City - * David DeCastro - OG - Stanford
12 Seattle - * Luke Kuechly - LB - Boston College
13 Arizona – * Bobby Massie - OT - Mississippi
14 Dallas - Mark Barron - S - Alabama
15 Philadelphia - Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame
16 New York Jets - * Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama
17 Cincinnati (Oakland) - * Dre Kirkpatrick - CB - Alabama
18 San Diego - Andre Branch - LB - Clemson
19 Chicago - * Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis
20 Tennessee - * Nick Perry - DE - Southern Cal
21 Cincinnati - * Jerel Worthy - DT - Michigan St
22 Cleveland (Atlanta) - Kendall Wright - WR - Baylor
23 Detroit - * Jonathan Martin - OT - Stanford
24 Pittsburgh - * Dont'a Hightower - LB - Alabama
25 Denver - * Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina
26 Houston - Janoris Jenkins - CB - North Alabama
27 New England (New Orleans) - Courtney Upshaw - LB - Alabama
28 Green Bay - Melvin Ingram - LB - South Carolina
29 Baltimore - Harrison Smith - S - Notre Dame
30 San Fran - Devon Still - DT - Penn St
31 New England - * Stephen Hill - WR - Georgia Tech
32 N.Y. Giants – Doug Martin - RB - Boise St

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Photo – CB Morris Claiborne - LSU

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1. Morris Claiborne #17 - 5’11” 185 lbs. - LSU - Sp. 4.50 Rating 94
Hindu Theory: Champ Bailey

Talented junior athlete declared for the NFL Draft after an outstanding 2011 season to complete an excellent career for the Tigers. Morris is an elite cornerback and the next premier defender from the Tigers’ elite program. He is one of the best prospects in this entire class and combines very good size and reach along with the top athleticism for the cornerback spot with rare matchup skills. He has the speed to run with burners and the size and strength to battle the big receivers, though his timed speed is at 4.50 or slightly lower. He is a big time playmaker with the ability to blanket receivers and make plays on the ball. He has made an impact starting on the corner since his sophomore season opposite Patrick Peterson. He completed a terrific career with a huge final performance that ranks him as the premier cover man over the past decade and a unique playmaker with shutdown corner skills. He earned 1st team SEC honors the past two seasons, grading out high weekly vs NFL caliber receivers. He displays very quick footwork and reactions with keen instincts and fine recovery speed that warrants a top five 1st round selection in April. He has the AA and development to compete for a rookie starting corner role after showing both a high level of development and a well-rounded skill set for the pro game. He has shown very good ball and coverage skills where he anticipates quickly and has the athleticism to beat receivers in routes to make plays. He has a muscular frame and will support the run and make stops, though he lacks pop as a tackler. He displays sudden speed and quickness to close on the ball and make plays. He has well developed natural coverage ability with the smooth hip flexibility, very quick footwork and the closing speed to plant and drive on the ball. He shows excellent awareness in coverage with the instincts and ability to read and react to routes with the AA to make plays on the ball. Over his career, he earned the shutdown label in a program that provided Patrick Peterson last spring to the draft and has sophomore Tyrann Mathieu ready to follow. He has experience in both man and zone coverage with top instincts and very good understanding of his responsibilities. He is a long agile cover man with the top field speed to recover in the deep game and quickness to break on the ball in the shorter patterns. In run support, he is a reliable tackler who will come up at the LOS and make tackles. He shows the ability to stay on his feet, get off blockers and finish plays. His good height and great arm length (33 ¼”) allows him to matchup well with big receivers in coverage and make plays on the ball. Despite his lean frame, he is rarely out muscled and has strong hands to maintain position with a high level of development for the bump and run technique. He is highly instinctive cover man who reads the QB and routes very well with the ability to quickly break on the ball and make the key breakup or turnover. He is very fast to read and diagnose in man situations that has allowed him to make big plays despite teams throwing away from him over his late career. As a junior, he started all 14 games and posted 51 tackles, 6 picks and 6 PBU, earning 1st team SEC honors. As a sophomore, he started 12 games and posted 37 tackles, 5 picks and 6 PBU, earning 2nd team SEC honors. Over his career, he started 26 of 33 games with 11 interceptions and 12 PBU. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at over 5’11” and 188 lbs. He ran 4.50 and 4.58 times and did not lift. He did a 34.5” VL and a 9’10” BJ with a 7.01 three cone and 4.12 short shuffle times that completed outstanding agility and positional drills. He also ran quick position drills, displaying fine footwork and smooth hip flexibility. He is similar to Champ Bailey in size, athleticism, playmaking abilities and overall level of development at similar stages of their careers. He graded out high facing SEC blue chip receivers annually. He has very quick feet and flexible hips, very good body control and quick COD skills at a high LOD. Blue chip corner with the very developed skill set for the position that could enable him to win a rookie starting job and eventually the Pro Bowl. Top 5 talent and highly developed cover man with early starting potential with shutdown ability to be among the best in the league. Clubs like the Bucs, Vikings and Rams interested.
Draft Projection: 1st Round - Top 5 Selection

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