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2012 Draft
Round One Rumors
As of 4/25/12

Pick Team Buzz Mock fr Rumor
1 Indianapolis Have informed Luck he's their guy Luck QB
2 Washington fr StL 99.9%  they'ill take RG3. Griffin III QB
3 Minnesota "Day Before" buzz suggests  Kalil, Blackmon or Clairborne but are receptive to trade-offer. Spielmann says he wants his first 2 picks to be "impact players" (Ed Note - If he's not lying, that would presumably rule out Kalil). Spielmann said to be leaning toward Claiborne. They've interviewed Kirkpatrick & Poe - which suggests possible trade-down interest. Claiborne CB
4 Cleveland 1 Plain Dealer speculating that Richardson will be the guy. It will be Richardson or Blackmon if they keep the pick. GM Heckert loves Blackmon, but Holmgren is still doing due-diligence to see if Tannehill deserves a franchise grade. Schefter & other media sources say Richardson. Recently had Claiborne in for a visit. Heckert says they don't intend to trade down though there will be offers. Richardson RB
5 Tampa Bay Might trade up to secure Richardson. Kuechly now said to be on their radar. (sounds like a Schiano kind of guy). Clairborne or Richardson. Blount's fumble-prone-ness may enter into decision. If Kalil fell here, they'd consider taking him. Keuchly ILB
6 Rams fr Washington Worked out Blackmon, Floyd and K Wright over final weekend. Targeting OL but not til round 2. Richardson being considered (Trade posturing)? Blackmon WR
7 Jacksonville KFFL - Looking to trade down. Gilmore rumors won't go away. Hill's name has surfaced (but this high)? Not sold on Blackmon or Coples. Could take Floyd, Upshaw or trade down. They say they've had no contact with Floyd. Floyd's off-the-field  issues could spook Jags (who place a high priority on character). The noises they're making seem to invite a trade. Gilmore CB
8 Miami Jags Director of Player Personnel says Miami will take Tannehill., but Philbin denies specific discussions about taking him at #8. QB's relationship to Mike Sherman said to be significant factor. Said to be interested in moving up. Gilmore and Cox also said to be possibilities (although it sounds more like a trade ploy). Tannehill QB
9 Carolina Met with Coples Tues. before draft. Wouldn't mind getting him a few notches later if they could trade down. Latest speculation by local media is that they've narrowed it down to 5 (Kuechly, Coples, Ingram, Cox and K Wright). Ingram said to be out of consideration (poor fit). Have expressed a willingness to trade down. Coples DE
10 Buffalo Buzz that they'll take a defensive player a smokescreen/will go offense. Rumored to be trying to trade up to #3 or #4 for Kallil. Company song is "noothing is ruled out." (Except TE). Sounds like an invitation to deal). Nix says Reiff not a lock. They like Barron (or are they chumming the trade waters)? Not hot on Tannehill. Keuchly & Kirkpatrick possibilities. Believe Glenn could play LT. Floyd said not to be considered. Kalil OT
11 Kansas City If Tannehill were to drop to here, they'd probably bite but they won't trade up for him. Pioli's MO is not to draft QB's high. Add Cox and Hightower to players (Keuchly, Brockers, DeCastro, Barron or Poe) they're said to consider. Pioli not adverse to trading up, trading down or standing pat. Cox DL
12 Seattle Pass rusher a possibility. So is a trade-down. Carroll said to be very impressed with Tannehill and they'd take him if he fell to #12 (but it coiuld all be trade-posturing since the already have Matt Flynn at QB). Like Cards, they build "need" into BPA ratings and that's how they'll draft. Ingram OLB/DE
13 Cardinals "Day before" buzz is still Reiff, Floyd or a pass rusher. Floyd visited. (Fitz said to be lobbying hard for him). McShay: It figures to be Reiff then Floyd then Ingram then Poe or Brockers. The Viking #3 Kalil rumors have raised some buzz here, but it's highly unlikely we'd have the fire-power to trade up to get him at #3. (He'd have to fall to #13 or to where we could afford to trade up to get him). It could force Reiff down to #13 though. Pittsburgh media has the Cards being one team interested in Poe. Reiff OT
14 Dallas Have met with DeCastro. Looking long and hard at Barron. With Spencer on roster, forget OLB. Could be jockeying to trade down. Barron S
15 Philadelphia Could take CB if Cox not available. Rumors have cooled down that they considered giving away a bundle to move up to #4. Tannehill  might have been their target - or maybe not. Washburn said to love Fletcher Cox. Philly might be willing to move up fewer notches (at a lesser trade-cost) if Tannehill was still in play. Kirkpatrick CB
16 Jets Might be willing to move up as high as #7 in order to bag an unnamed elite player (rumored to be Ingram or Richardson). Best available WR or pass rusher (Hope Floyd, Coples or Ingram drops. Jeffrey also considered). Names most mentioned: Coples, Poe,  Barron, Upshaw and Floyd. Jets said to have been showing increased interest in Mercilus. Kiper is hyping Brockers for this pick. Floyd WR
17 Cincinnati 1 fr Oakl M Lewis says they could draft defensive players with both top picks because they're focused on offense the past couple of years. WR a possibility here or #21. Gilmore rated ahead of Kirkpatrick. DeCastro or Glenn could go here or #21 DeCastro OG
18 San Diego All over lot - DeCastro, Glenn, Perry, C Jones, Brockers, Mercilus? C Jones DE
19 Chicago Say they're targeting 7 players. Cox or Hill on radar. Showing considerable trade-thigh. Chi Trib says Bears have done exhaustive research on McClellan. Talk about drafting "impact players" with first 2 picks. Media speculation now centering on big D-Linemen who drop here (Cox, Poe, Brockers). Targeting a safety either in free agency or the draft. Hill WR
20 Tennessee Speculation centering around a pass rusher - Coples or Ingram (if they dropped down) or Branch, Mercilus, Perry, C Jones or Curry. Could be targeting Kirkpatrick or a DL . Brockers, Still or Worthy also possibilities. Cox (expected to go in the top 15) is a DT who is more agile than many DE's - which suggests he'd also be an outstanding "big" DE. Upshaw DE
21 Cincinnati 2 WR a possibility here or #17. Gilmore rated ahead of Kirkpatrick. DeCastro or Glenn could go here or #17 K Wright WR
22 Cleveland 2 fr Atlanta Randle in their cross hairs (either here or in round 2). Rumored to be looking to move up. (Why? if they're already at #4 - unless they'd trade down from there and then move up from here. Could target Weeden here or next round. Weeden QB
23 Detroit Likely to grab the best remaining CB. Or they could wait til next round. There's boom or bust negatives concerning all 3 corners. An OL (Adams, Martin, DeCastro or Glenn)? could be in their sights. Glenn OL
24 Pittsburgh DL. Poe's name has come up (Casey Hampton's knee an issue). But most gurus project Hightower here. Poe DT
25 Denver Would like to trade out of the first round. CB (Probably Kirkpatrick). Also offensive skill player. Osweiler in round 2? CW points to DT (Brockers most mentioned. Kiper has them reaching for Derek Wolfe). Could trade down if Cox or Brockers not there. Brockers DT
26 Houston Need more YAC capacity at WR. Pauline: Fleener on radar. Will go BPA unless they trade down. Might do so and tap Weeden. Perry DE/LB
27 New England 1 fr NO Worked out K Wright. OLB a possibility - McClellan, C Jones or Irvin likely to be there. They love C Jones and could try to move up to get him. Or they might try to trade up to land Barron. H Smith S
28 Green Bay Said to have their eyes on LB (Shea McClellan)? Local beat writer says DT. Could be targeting a safety. McClellan LB
29 Baltimore Fan and local media are lobbying heavily for Hightower.WR (Hill or Randle) a possibility. Could be considering Konz or Jenkins. Hightower ILB
30 San Francisco Talked to CB Janoris Jenkins. An OG like Silatolu possible. (He visited). Bringing in a lot of WR's, but will not trade up to get one. Zeitler OG
31 New England   Martin RB
32 Giants BPA drafter. (If ithe BPA turns out to be a DL-lineman, they'll take him). Thin at RB behind Bradshaw. Fleener could be gone. Fleener TE
54 Atlanta Demitrov likes to trade up or down. Osamele OL
59 New Orleans   Reyes DT
97 Oakland Say they'll go BPA route. Criner WR

 

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