Last update: Saturday, April 28, 2012.
This is a 2012 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 4 and 5 for Saturday's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 3 of the 2012 NFL Draft.
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Indianapolis Colts: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
The Colts grab a nose tackle to man the middle of their 3-4 defense.
Pick change; previously Cyrus Gray, RB
Denver Broncos: Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas
The Broncos add a speedy slot receiver for Peyton Manning to work with.
Minnesota Vikings: Senio Kelemete, OT/G, Washington
The Vikings need tons of help on their offensive line. Kelemete has received a lot of interest from Minnesota.
Minnesota Vikings: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
The Vikings need a wide receiver to complement Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson.
Pick change; previously Lucas Nix, G/T (CLE)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Taylor Thompson, TE, SMU
The Buccaneers want to add a backup tight end. They've brought Thompson in for a pre-draft visit and are interested.
Washington Redskins: Philip Thomas, S, Syracuse
After signing Tanard Jackson, the Redskins add their second troubled Syracuse product. Washington has had Thomas in for a visit.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State
Gene Smith drafted a punter in the third round. He may just led his final draft as Jaguars general manager. The Jags passed on a lot of good corners in doing so.
Pick change; previously Vick Ballard, RB
Carolina Panthers: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
The Panthers land an understudy to Steve Smith.
Buffalo Bills: Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee
The Bills select a backup defensive end to go behind their veteran free agents.
Miami Dolphins: Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
The Dolphins could use more help at wide receiver, and Streeter is a nice value in the fifth round.
Kansas City Chiefs: James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
The Chiefs could use depth at inside linebacker.
Pick change; previously Dwight Jones, WR
Buffalo Bills: Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
The Bills get a defensive tackle to fortify their depth.
Oakland Raiders: Frank Alexander, DE/OLB, Oklahoma
The Raiders need more youth on their defensive line on both the edge and the interior. Alexander and Chapman are good values for Oakland in the fifth round.
San Diego Chargers: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
The Chargers could use a running back to replace Darren Sproles. I'm guessing there are some character concerns pushing Miller down.
Pick change; previously Nate Potter, OT
St. Louis Rams: Brandon Washington, G, Miami
The Bears grab some offensive line depth.
Pick change; previously Matt Reynolds, OT/G (CHI)
Arizona Cardinals: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
The Cardinals could use a better pass protector like Potter.
Pick change; previously Kheeston Randall, DE/DT
Dallas Cowboys: Ronald Leary, G, Memphis
Sources have indicated that the Cowboys have a serious interest in Leary. He's went to Dallas for a pre-draft visit.
Philadelphia Eagles: Janzen Jackson, S, McNeese State
The Eagles get some safety help and have shown interest in Jackson in the form of a pre-draft visit.
Seattle Seahawks: Kheeston Randall, DE/DT, Texas
The Seahawks could use more help on the defensive line.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
@dawg66 I see where you're coming from. I really do. But I'm sure as a Browns fan you can understand, they have needs EVERYWHERE. You aren't gonna win a super bowl unless you have a QB. Case in point pretty much every super bowl winning quarterback ever. Second, yes you have Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Terrelle Pryor is a slot receiver which is gonna get you nowhere unless you play for New England. Corey Coleman has yet to prove a damn thing. Mike Williams, however, just took down Alabama pretty much BY HIMSELF. It's the right range for him and I'm positive Huge Jackson wouldn't pass over him at this point, meaning pre-combine and interviews.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.