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2012 NFL Mock Re-Draft: Round 3

Last update: Friday, April 27, 2012, 5:40 p.m.
This is a 2012 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right (I nailed five in my Re-Draft Round 2 last year), but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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  1. Indianapolis Colts: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
    The Colts are switching to a 3-4, and because the old regime favored smaller defensive linemen, the only player who can step in at nose tackle is 310-pound Antonio Johnson.


  2. St. Louis Rams: Sean Spence, OLB, Miami
    The Rams are really thin at linebacker, so they'll probably spend multiple draft picks replenishing depth and/or finding future starters.

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
    The Vikings did a great job of finding someone to protect Christian Ponder. Now, they'll need to give their quarterback someone to throw to.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
    As discussed many times this offseason, the Browns need a third linebacker. Lavonte David is too good to pass up.

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
    Hey, looks like the Buccaneers were able to land a cornerback of LSU after all.

  6. Washington Redskins: Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma
    Washington should look into adding an insurance policy at right tackle because Jammal Brown can't seem to get healthy. His hip injury just won't go away.

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State
    The Jaguars will have to spend a Round 2-4 selection on a defensive end if they don't pick Melvin Ingram at No. 7.

  8. Buffalo Bills: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
    The Bills paid a ton of money to Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, so they need to find him some help across from Steve Johnson. Neither Donald Jones nor David Nelson is a capable No. 2 wideout. Brian Quick is a receiver who seems like a great fit for Chan Gailey's offense.



  9. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
    The Dolphins recently released Yeremiah Bell. Mark Barron was discussed as a fallback option at No. 8, so Brandon Taylor could be considered in Round 3.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
    Another weapon for Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins acquired this selection by trading away Brandon Marshall. Why not take a receiver to replace him?

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: George Iloka, S, Boise State
    When asked in a recent interview what the second-most important position is in football (behind quarterback), Romeo Crennel said: "safety." It sounds crazy, but safeties are very important in his defensive scheme. He likes using three on the field at most times.

  12. Seattle Seahawks: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
    If the Vikings can use a second-round pick on Toby Gerhart with Adrian Peterson on the roster, then Seattle sure as hell can draft a runner here even though Marshawn Lynch has been re-signed. Lynch's running style makes him vulnerable to injury, so the Seahawks need depth at the position.

  13. Houston Texans: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
    The Texans won't draft a receiver in the first round, but they'll definitely be searching for one on Day 2.

  14. New York Jets: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
    The Jets need to find some help for Tim Tebow. Chaz Schilens is one of their starting receivers. Chaz Schilens!

  15. San Diego Chargers: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
    The only running backs on San Diego's current roster are Ryan Mathews, Curtis Brinkley and fullback LeRon McClain. Mathews hasn't been able to stay healthy, so the Chargers will look into spending an early selection on some insurance.

  16. Chicago Bears: Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
    The Bears were able to re-sign Tim Jennings, but they still need help at cornerback. Dwight Bentley is one of the top players available.

  17. Arizona Cardinals: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
    The Cardinals could use some depth at corner, and they've shown interest in Jayron Hosley, despite his drug use.

  18. Dallas Cowboys: Ronnell Lewis, DE/OLB, Oklahoma
    Anthony Spencer has been franchised, but that won't keep the Cowboys from spending a Day 2 selection on a rush linebacker. Spencer has severe consistency issues.

  19. Tennessee Titans: Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
    Cortland Finnegan is gone. The Titans don't need a starting corner, but they have to replenish depth.



  20. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
    The Bengals really need to find a running back sometime on Friday.

  21. Atlanta Falcons: Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
    The Falcons will probably find a successor for Tony Gonzalez sometime this offseason. Ladarius Green is a good fit in this spot.

  22. Detroit Lions: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
    How many years has it been since the Lions have had great cornerback play? Five? Ten? Ten thousand? For the sake of the fans, I hope the front office addresses this need.

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
    Coming off a torn ACL, Rashard Mendenhall will be entering his contract year in 2012. The Steelers should have an alternative option at the ready just in case they decide not to retain Mendenhall.

  24. Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
    Tim Tebow-san is gone, so I imagine that John Kreese Elway and Johnny Lawrence Fox will be looking for a young quarterback to groom behind Peyton Manning.

  25. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois
    The Eagles signed Demetress Bell as insurance for Jason Peters, but that was essentially a 1-year contract. They should probably spend an early pick on a developmental tackle just in case Bell busts and Peters can't return to form.

  26. New Orleans Saints: Billy Winn, DE/DT, Boise State
    The Saints found their nose tackle in Brodrick Bunkley, but they still need a pass-rushing presence in the interior of their defensive line.

  27. Green Bay Packers: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
    The Packers passed on Harrison Smith in Round 1, so they'll need to find a replacement for Nick Collins sometime on Friday.



  28. Baltimore Ravens: Cam Johnson, DE/OLB, Virginia
    As good as the Ravens' defense is, they only have one player who can consistently get to the quarterback. Both Pittsburgh and Baltimore will consider Cam Johnson in Round 3.

  29. San Francisco 49ers: Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska
    The 49ers take one of the top players available to fill their need for defensive end depth behind Justin Smith and Ray McDonald.

  30. Cincinnati Bengals: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
    Taylor Mays is currently slated to start at strong safety. The Bengals need competition there.

  31. New York Giants: James Brown, OT, Troy
    The Giants need a tackle behind the injury-prone William Beatty and unproven James Brewer.

  32. Oakland Raiders: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama
    The Raiders want a larger defensive tackle. Josh Chapman would go a lot higher than this if it weren't for injury concerns.




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Mala 06-29-2012 07:51 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.28 (total posts: 1)
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there are more basketball draft picks plnyiag in their home state or city, than there are football draft picks.like, you can find lots of nba rookies plnyiag on their hometown team.but there are few new players going to the nfl plnyiag on their home state team.can someone tell me why you think nba draft picks have a better chance at plnyiag closer to their hometown than the nfl draft picks?
gds15 04-28-2012 01:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.61 (total posts: 1)
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"I can't even guess what the Seahawks are going to do."

Guesses right anyway.
Joe 04-27-2012 05:57 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.119 (total posts: 1)
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If its between Massie and Adams, the Lions take Massie.

Please explain your infatuation with slotting dopers to the Lions?
Riley 04-27-2012 05:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.127 (total posts: 1)
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absolutely HATE Rueben Randle at 33. Stephen Hill is so much better
A D 04-27-2012 03:57 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.60 (total posts: 1)
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I say hill over randle by far, then jonathan martin over jenkins, and upshaw over miller for the rams
Trowa 04-27-2012 03:10 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.165 (total posts: 1)
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Why do you have the Dolphins taking a 3-4 OLB when they are moving to a 4-3 system?
Broncosrock 04-27-2012 02:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.48 (total posts: 1)
32     30

Walt,
In your previous mock drafts you had the Broncos taking Reyes and Thompson. Now that the Broncos have traded down you have them taking Reyes and Thompson. Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't those the same two guys? The only difference is now they have some extra late round picks. Because of this I don't understand why you are hating on the Broncos. Would have you been happier if they just took Reyes with the 25th overall pick?
Bobbyboy 04-27-2012 01:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.96 (total posts: 1)
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Walt

Your comment for for pick #37:
"I get the feeling that some of the teams at the bottom of the first round didn't realize that Cordy Glenn was still on the board."

You seriously think teams didn't realize he was still on the board? Give me a break - these are professionals. Dumb comment.
buggsbunny 04-27-2012 12:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.126 (total posts: 1)
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Stephen Hill has to go 1st or 2nd to Rams or Colts.

How is he still there? WRs need to stop going to Georgia Tech. Are teams making a statement?
SC 04-27-2012 12:29 pm xxx.xxx.xxx24.6 (total posts: 1)
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Ravens will take Upshaw with their first pick, then look for them to snag an OL prospect (Konz, Glenn, Adams, Osemele, Silatolu) with their 2nd second-rounder.
ShowMeYourBolts 04-27-2012 12:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx30.8 (total posts: 1)
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The Chargers positions of need are S (replace Gregory) and RB (replace Tolbert). However, I can see taking a T (Glenn, Martin, Adams) or another DE/OLB (Upshaw, Curry) if someone falls down to them.

Can't beleive that SD had the choice of Ingram, Upshaw, McClellin, Perry, Jones, and Mercilus at 18. Only Coples was missing.
G.S. 04-27-2012 11:41 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.23 (total posts: 1)
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Patriots are far more likely to take Boykin than Hayward. They desperately need KR help.
crozzy75 04-27-2012 11:35 am xxx.xxx.xxx.194 (total posts: 1)
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I think the lions would take Kelechi over Adams since they got the steal of the draft in Reiff. But either way I agree, the Lions are going O-Line again.
chrism 04-27-2012 11:23 am xxx.xxx.xxx.210 (total posts: 1)
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Are you kidding me?! The Browns didn't think Weeden at 37? Stupid. Richardson, DeCastro and Weeden (at 37) would have been a great draft.
keehner87 04-27-2012 11:23 am xxx.xxx.xxx.106 (total posts: 1)
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I know its hard to predict but I'll bet that this isn't anywhere close to what tonight will look like. There is still a lot of talent in the 2nd round so I would guess that there is the potential for just as many trades tonight in the 2nd round as there was in the 1st.





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