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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 6

Last update: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m. Changes in all 7 rounds.
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The order of this 2012 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2012 NFL Draft Order.

  1. St. Louis Rams: Danny Coale, WR/P, Virginia Tech
    Let's kick off Round 6 with a punter. How exciting. The Rams need one after losing Donnie Jones to the Texans in free agency. Danny Coale can play receiver too.


  2. Philadelphia Eagles: Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State
    The Ronnie Brown experiment was an epic failure, so the Eagles may want to add a running back to the mix.

  3. Washington Redskins: Nate Potter, G/OT, Boise State
    Kory Lichtensteiger played well in 2011, but tore his ACL and MCL. There's no guarantee he'll be anywhere close to 100 percent this year.

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Taylor Thompson, TE, SMU
    Kellen Winslow won't be around much longer, so the Buccaneers should find competition for Luke Stocker.

  5. Minnesota Vikings: Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee
    Adrian Peterson's 2012 status is in doubt, so the Vikings may spend a Day 3 pick on a running back.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: B.J. Coleman, QB, UT-Chattanooga
    Here's some insurance just in case Blaine Gabbert is a total bust. Jacksonville can't go into the 2012 campaign with Gabbert and Chad Henne as its only viable options at quarterback.

  7. Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Davis, DE/OLB, Bethune-Cookman
    The Cardinals need to think about finding some competition at rush linebacker across from Sam Acho.

  8. Buffalo Bills: Matt McCants, OT, UAB
    The Bills have been talking about spending multiple picks on tackles.



  9. New Orleans Saints: Rishaw Johnson, G, California-PA
    The Saints don't really have any depth in the interior of their offensive line. A late-round pick could change that.

  10. Carolina Panthers: Mike Harris, CB, Florida State
    There are many reasons why the Panthers ranked dead last versus aerial attacks in terms of YPA (8.4). One of which is the cornerback position; they don't have anything across from Chris Gamble.

  11. Seattle Seahawks: Tony Bergstrom, OT/G, Utah
    Seattle's offensive line was ravaged by injuries this season, so the team will be looking for a utility lineman who can play multiple positions. Tony Bergstrom could do that, and he might be able to take over as a starting guard eventually.

    Pick change; previously Demario Davis, OLB

  12. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin
    Romeo Crennel likes using three-safety formations at times, so the Chiefs may want to spend a mid- or late-round pick on the position, especially considering that both Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis are coming off injuries.

  13. San Diego Chargers: Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly-SLO
    The Chargers currently have only four corners on the roster, so they could use two selections on that position.

    Pick change; previously Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT

  14. Chicago Bears: Deangelo Peterson, TE, LSU
    Another weapon for Jay Cutler. Mike Martz is gone, so the Bears will probably start using talented tight ends - that is, of course, unless they hire another crazed lunatic as their offensive coordinator.

  15. Arizona Cardinals: Joe Looney, G, Wake Forest
    It wouldn't be surprising if the Cardinals spend two selections on offensive linemen this April, given the state of their dreadful front.

  16. Dallas Cowboys: Ronald Leary, G, Memphis
    The Cowboys had major issues on the interior of their offensive line last year. They signed two guards this offseason, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau, but the latter is just a backup.

  17. New York Jets: Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
    The Jets traded for Tim Tebow, so they're going to emphasize "Ground and Pound" more than ever.

    Pick change; previously Dan Herron, RB

  18. Denver Broncos: Junior Hemingway, WR, Michigan
    You know you really need help at receiver when two of your top four receivers are Andre Caldwell and Matt Willis.

  19. Oakland Raiders: Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
    The Raiders need a power complement for Darren McFadden in the wake of Michael Bush's signing with Chicago.

    Pick change; previously Alex Hoffman-Ellis, OLB

  20. Tennessee Titans: Christian Thompson, S, South Carolina State
    The Titans are pretty thin at safety, so they could use a selection on the position late in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Ernest Owusu, DE



  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
    The Bengals are really thin at receiver, so they could easily spend multiple picks on the position.

  22. Atlanta Falcons: Kourtnei Brown, DE, Clemson
    John Abraham will be 34 soon, while Ray Edwards was disappointing in his first year as a Falcon. Help at defensive end is needed.

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Lucas Nix, G, Pittsburgh
    Chris Kemoeatu was benched twice this past season. He was a cap casualty because he was due $3.5 million in 2012. The guard position is a big need for the Steelers.

  24. Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Bernstine, S, Iowa
    The Eagles definitely need to add some competition to the safety position.

  25. Houston Texans: Bradie Ewing, FB, Wisconsin
    Our first fullback is off the board! Bradie Ewing can compete with James Casey to be the lead-blocker in the wake of Lawrence Vickers' release.

  26. Miami Dolphins: Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State
    Marc Colombo stinks. He can't block anyone. Of the nine sacks the Dolphins surrendered against the Eagles, Colombo was responsible for three of them.

  27. Green Bay Packers: Chris Anzevino, C, Kent State
    Jeff Saturday was a great addition to the roster, but there's no telling how long he'll last.



  28. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Hardin, S, Oregon State
    The Ravens need someone to eventually take over for Bernard Pollard, who can be a liability in coverage.

  29. San Francisco 49ers: Miles Burris, DE/OLB, San Diego State
    You can never have enough pass-rushers. The 49ers like Miles Burris as a late-round prospect.

  30. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Lindsey, DE, Pittsburgh
    Andy Reid wants to bring in another pass-rusher. Brandon Lindsey is a good scheme fit.

  31. New York Giants: Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State
    The Giants lost Mario Manningham this offseason, so they may look into drafting a receiver in the middle rounds if the value is right.

  32. New York Jets: David Molk, C, Michigan
    The Jets looked lost when Nick Mangold was out this past season, so they should acquire a quality backup.

  33. New York Jets: Tahir Whitehead, DE/OLB, Temple
    The Jets could stand to add a second pass-rusher in the 2012 NFL Draft.

  34. Cleveland Browns: Ryan Miller, G, Colorado
    Here's some competition for Jason Pinkston, who struggled at left guard last year.

  35. Cleveland Browns: Audie Cole, ILB, N.C. State
    The Browns may use a late pick on some insurance behind D'Qwell Jackson.

  36. Indianapolis Colts: Robert Blanton, CB, Notre Dame
    The Colts couldn't stop anyone last year. It was embarrassing. They were stricken with awful corner play, which is something that really needs to be addressed.

  37. Carolina Panthers: James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma
    The Panthers love using multi-tight end sets. They haven't re-signed Jeremy Shockey this offseason, so why not obtain another Hurricane tight end as a replacement?



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bruce wayne 09-20-2011 07:32 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.49 (total posts: 6)
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i really wanna draft kirk cousins for the redskins but i think they will draft an offensive lineman in the first round to protect him. i think it will be riley reiff
hello? 09-20-2011 01:40 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 5)
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i've brought this up to you several times but your crush on Robert Lester's seven or eight ints last year is unreal. You listened to me once this year and swapped your safety picks in the 1st round from Lester to Barron like you should have. Now they are both in the 3rd?!(and you have the nerve to have them picked back to back with Barron coming in second again) Unless the average NFL GM IQ drops 50 points I can't see this happening. Barron did what Lester did in his soph. year and is in his third year helping LEAD annually one of the best defenses in the nation. Who do you think Lester takes his orders from on the field after Saban? That's right Mark Barron. Who was on the national championship team? That's right Mark Barron, not Robert Lester(although he will probably get his this year). THAT IS ALL. CONTINUE.
Apex_Assassin 09-20-2011 11:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx.154 (total posts: 2)
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Considering Carolina doesn't have a 3rd rd pick, they would be better off to take Kirkpatrick in rd 1 & Broyles in rd 2 if the draft played out like this. I wouldnt be suprised to see them reach for DT Forston in the 2nd though. They did it last year & are still severely lacking depth at the position. They have allowed 28 & 30 in the first 2 games. Rivera is a defensive coach & knows his defense must improve. It is a passing league & I want the best CB, especially considering his size, speed & pedigree. Capt Munnerlyn is a nickel & Gamble is not a #1. Taking Kirkpatrick kills 2 birds with one stone.
hgm 09-20-2011 10:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx.209 (total posts: 1)
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no way niners will take another young QB in early rounds if O-line can
J. 09-20-2011 03:31 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.86 (total posts: 1)
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Who said no one knew who Russel Wilson was until now?

The dude was a former All-ACC First Team QB.

This is nothing new.
lions4real 09-20-2011 01:20 am xxx.xxx.xxx.217 (total posts: 1)
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I don't mind the draft you have but I'm actually thinking center round one. Brewster is my pick simply because Doms going to be 33 and in his finally year. IMO Brewster is an instant upgrade and has started since he was a freshman. Another reason is he's 6'4 over 300lbs and jones reminds me too much of what we have already an undersized weak lineman. In rd 2 if we could land a claiborn from LSU that would exeptionl. Obviously detroit would have to move up day 2 to get him. In rd 3 bpa or olineman.
Nick 09-20-2011 12:02 am xxx.xxx.xxx.108 (total posts: 2)
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Browns fan...and I like their picks. But I don't think they'll be picking second overall. Thier schedule is so easy that won't happen. No Steelers or Ravens until week 13.
Connor P 09-19-2011 07:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.156 (total posts: 70)
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I like the Browns picks, however here are the picks I think the Bengals will make:
1. Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
2. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
3. Robert Lester, S, Alabama
4. LB or OL
Justin 09-19-2011 06:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx47.4 (total posts: 2)
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What happened to Greg Reid?
iCARNACKi 09-19-2011 12:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.142 (total posts: 1)
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Mark Barron and Nate Potter dropping to the 3rd round? Really?!

I can see the need for the Browns to get a penetrator at DT but I think it would be a massive mistake to target one in the first two rounds when there are far more pressing needs... LB, DE and potentially QB.

Rubin & Taylor are both good players and Taylor has even shown glimpses of being able to wreak havoc in the backfield. Could they do with a pass rushing DT? Yes. Is it a priority? No way.

Chase Minnifield is my favorite CB in the draft, if he drops to the 2nd round, I'd be very surprised.

Ryan Lindley?
jack sprat 09-19-2011 07:57 am xxx.xxx.xxx.130 (total posts: 1)
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I like Ben Jones to Detroit. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they have him back-up both OG and C for a year. Dom's a team guy, a leader, and a guy who's lasted this long mostly on smarts and hard work. He's likely to understand and appreciate the opportunity to build a bridge to the team's future successes.
Jordan k 09-19-2011 07:50 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.75 (total posts: 5)
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Hey zach brown I want him and Brandon Thompson on the giants we need a te Wr ol mlb
Nick 09-19-2011 04:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx.215 (total posts: 1)
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David, this is nothing racist. Think about what you just said. Why didn't people know about cam newton and collin caepernik until the end of the season. um a juco kid and the nevada qb. RG3 is good, but he is not first or second round talent yet. he will stay for his senior year. and as for Wilson, i love watching him play. and he may become a first or second round pick. but no one know where he came from, all of a sudden he's on wisconsin and having great stats. this is early season, and those qb's stated in this mock are seasoned vets at their schools. they also were thought highly of last year with great size. no suprises, they were good enough for the draft but stayed.early mocks aren't perfect, and if the word was law then we'd see many more bust go through than already. I mean you don't hear me screaming that there isn't a singal white runningback or reciever i can recall from the list. it is what it is. both make great qb's but positions do have a flow to them for a majority. Again no reason to throw out a racism card just to do it.
David 09-19-2011 12:33 am xxx.xxx.xxx.105 (total posts: 4)
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Funny how all these mock drafts in September contain only QBs of certain color in the first 2 rounds but when actual season is over, there are Cam Newtons, Collin Caeperniks also reach towards the top and some big names fall off. These mock drafts are based on hope and wishful thinking than actual reality. Landry Jones will never be a first round pick! How come there is no mention of Robert Griffin 3, Russell Wilson !
Nateyb24 09-18-2011 09:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx28.7 (total posts: 3)
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Yes please! Suck for Luck Seahawks that should be our mission this year. Next Arron Rodgers imo without the NFL stats to back it up.





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