Last update: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
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The order of this 2012 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2012 NFL Draft Order
Indianapolis Colts: Matt Conrath, DE/DT, Virginia
The Colts will be spending a few late-round picks on pieces for their new 3-4.
St. Louis Rams: Tyler Nielsen, OLB, Iowa
Another linebacker to help St. Louis' depth problems at the position.
Minnesota Vikings: D.J. Campbell, S, California
Yet another defensive back for the Vikings, who need all the help they can get in that area.
Cleveland Browns: Ernest Owusu, DE, California
Frostee Rucker and Juqua Thomas-Parker were two pretty weak additions to the defensive front. Help is still needed here.
Pick change; previously Christian Thompson, S
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Gonzales, OT, Washington State
The Buccaneers have to find a long-term answer at right tackle. I'm not sure this qualifies, but they might as well try.
Washington Redskins: Jerry Franklin, ILB, Arkansas
The Redskins currently need depth at inside linebacker. And soon enough, they'll need a successor for London Fletcher.
Indianapolis Colts: Adrien Robinson, TE, Cincinnati
Another intermediate target for Andrew Luck, who loved working with multiple tight ends at Stanford.
Miami Dolphins: Darius Reynolds, WR, Iowa State
The Dolphins will probably spend two picks on receivers in the 2012 NFL Draft. It's a dire position of need.
Carolina Panthers: Tim Benford, WR, Tennessee Tech
The Panthers could target another receiver late in the 2012 NFL Draft. They've shown interest in Tim Benford.
Buffalo Bills: Danny Trevathan, OLB, Kentucky
Buffalo could use two selections on linebackers considering the lack of depth it has there.
Kansas City Chiefs: Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State
The Chiefs signed Eric Winson, but they could go after another tackle because Branden Albert is entering his contract year.
Detroit Lions: Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State
I know this is another linebacker... but maybe the Lions will just see this as incredible value. They did say that they weren't going to factor in marijuana usage.
Chicago Bears: Dennis Kelly, OT, Purdue
The Bears are looking at Dennis Kelly, who would fit Mike Tice's blocking scheme perfectly.
Arizona Cardinals: Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas
The Cardinals need to bring in someone to push Stewart Bradley and Paris Lenon.
Pick change; previously Christian Thompson, S
Dallas Cowboys: Korey Toomer, ILB, Idaho
Dallas lost Bradie James, so Jerry Jones will probably use a late-round selection on depth.
Minnesota Vikings: Lionel Smith, CB, Texas A&M
I'm running out of ways to say that the Vikings need help in their secondary.
Green Bay Packers: Jeremy Lane, CB, Northwestern State
The Packers have four seventh-round selections, so they'll be doubling up on some positions. Jeremy Lane fits their scheme.
Seattle Seahawks: Josh Bellamy, CB, Louisville
The Seahawks haven't added a cornerback yet. They may do so in the latter stages this weekend.
San Diego Chargers: Chris Rainey, RB/KR, Florida
Another running back, but this one serves a different purpose. Philip Rivers (or if you want to be politically correct, Philip Frey) really misses Darren Sproles. Why not spend a pick on a similar-type player?
Tennessee Titans: William Vlachos, C, Alabama
The Titans signed Steve Hutchinson, but they still need upgrades at right guard and center to maximize Chris Johnson's potential.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Ronnie Cameron, DT, Old Dominion
Some more defensive line help. The Jaguars have shown interest in this prospect.
Detroit Lions: Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State
Bryce Brown was a top college recruit, but flamed out at Tennessee and Kansas State. He's worth a shot in Round 7. The Lions need running back depth considering their lack of depth at the position.
Philadelphia Eagles: Chas Alecxih, DT, Pittsburgh
The Eagles have a billion picks, so they're going to be doubling up on some positions.
Pick change; previously Kourtnei Brown, DE (ATL)
Pittsburgh Steelers: Jerrell Harris, ILB, Alabama
Another Alabama inside linebacker. This one will provide depth behind the other one.
New York Jets: Cameron Collins, ILB, Oregon State
Bart Scott won't be around much longer, so Rex Ryan will need to find a successor.
Houston Texans: Randy Bullock, K, Texas A&M
The Texans don't have a kicker on their roster, so they'll obviously need to find one.
New Orleans Saints: Darrion Weems, OT, Oregon
The Saints have shown interest in Darrion Weems. That makes sense because they need tackle depth.
Green Bay Packers: Scott Solomon, DE/OLB, Rice
The Packers really need to upgrade their pass rush.
Baltimore Ravens: Buddy Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh
The Ravens have only three cornerbacks under contract who saw a good amount of snaps last year. One is Cary Williams, who is coming off hip surgery. Baltimore could use help at corner, and you can never have enough good ones.
San Francisco 49ers: Duke Ihenacho, SS, San Jose State
The 49ers don't have much depth at safety, so they may use a late-round pick to change that.
Kansas City Chiefs: Jordan White, WR, Western Michigan
Steve Breaston won't be on the team beyond 2012 because he'll be owed $3.8 million the following season. The Chiefs will need a receiver ready to step in by 2013.
New York Giants: Austin Davis, QB, Southern Miss
The Giants don't have a young quarterback to groom behind Eli Manning.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Kelvin Beachum, G, SMU
More depth for Pittsburgh's shaky interior offensive line.
Green Bay Packers: Chase Baker, DE/DT, Boise State
The Packers have shown interest in Chase Baker, who would provide some depth on the defensive line.
New York Jets: Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia
The Jets re-signed Wayne Hunter, but they'd be crazy not to bring in some competition for him.
Green Bay Packers: Trevor Coston, ST/S, Maine
The Packers have tons of seventh-round picks, so they'll be using at least one to primarily bolster their special teams.
New York Jets: Josh Bush, S, Wake Forest
More safety help for the Jets. They really need help in this area.
Cleveland Browns: Brian Stahovich, P, San Diego State
Punter Reggie Hodges is coming off a torn Achilles tendon.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeremy Jones, CB, Wayne State
The Steelers haven't added a cornerback yet. They've shown interest in Jeremy Jones.
Cleveland Browns: Steven Baker, OT, East Carolina
The Browns are really thin at offensive tackle. A very late pick could be used for help even if an earlier one is spent on the same position.
Pittsburgh Steelers: John Hughes, DE/DT, Cincinnati
The Steelers lost Aaron Smith and won't have Brett Kiesel much longer.
Atlanta Falcons: Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Kellen Moore can challenge John Parker Wilson to be Matt Ryan's backup in the future.
San Diego Chargers: Brad Smelley, TE, Alabama
Will Antonio Gates ever last an entire season? It's highly likely that Gates will suffer some sort of malady next year, so here's some insurance.
Buffalo Bills: Quentin Saulsberry, C, Mississippi State
The Bills could stand to find a capable backup behind Eric Wood at center. Colin Brown has just one career start.
St. Louis Rams: Jacquies Smith, DE, Missouri
I'm sure Jeff Fisher will want to draft a defensive end to add to his rotation.
Indianapolis Colts: Matt Johnson, SS, Eastern Washington
Mr. Irrelevant provides more help for Indianapolis' putrid secondary. Some competition is needed behind Tom Zbikowski.
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