2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft Tracker

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Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt School
Round 2 1 (33) St. Louis Rams Brian Quick(video) WR 6'3 215 Appalachian State
Brian Quick

National Football Post: Quick is a talented small-school receiver with great size and an impressive leaping radius. He's a gifted vertical threat who tracks the football well and knows how to win in jump-ball situations. There's a lot of upside to his game, but he is raw as a route runner and will struggle early in the pros. NFL ceiling: Solid starter. NFL floor: Ramses Barden-type wideout.

Round 2 2 (34) Indianapolis Colts Coby Fleener(video) TE 6'6 244 Stanford
Coby Fleener

National Football Post: The Colts are starved for offensive weapons. They landed one of the top prospects of the draft. Fleener can make plays down the field both on the line and split, and gives the Colts' new franchise QB Andrew Luck a safety blanket underneath. NFL ceiling: Top-five tight end. NFL floor: Solid starter.

Round 2 3 (35) Baltimore Ravens Courtney Upshaw(video) OLB 6'2 265 Alabama
Courtney Upshaw

National Football Post: The Ravens have a need for a strong side rush backer in their 3-4 front and Upshaw is a perfect fit. He's not a dynamic pass rusher but he has a good motor, knows how to use his hands and turns speed into power well off the edge. He will instantly be able to stand up vs. the run game in the NFL and looks like a solid future starter. NFL ceiling: "Plus" strong side rush backer. NFL floor: Replaceable starter.

Note: from Vikings
Round 2 4 (36) Denver Broncos Derek Wolfe(video) DE 6'5 300 Cincinnati
Derek Wolfe

National Football Post: Wolfe has been moving up draft boards in recent weeks. He's a try-hard guy with a great motor and was getting a lot of pub as a potential 3-4 DE prospect. However, he will be asked to play inside for the Broncos and use his "plus" get-off burst to win off the snap because he lacks the frame to consistently anchor at the point of attack vs. the run. NFL ceiling: Above-average starter. NFL floor: Reserve.

Note: from Buccaneers
Round 2 5 (37) Cleveland Browns Mitchell Schwartz(video) T 6'6 318 California
Mitchell Schwartz

National Football Post: Schwartz is a tough, nasty kid who loves to get after it in the run game and finish opponents through the whistle. He played left tackle at Cal and will be asked to move to the right side in the NFL. He's a great fit to handle the power side because of his ability to gain leverage, stick through contact and hold the point of attack vs. the pass. NFL ceiling: "Plus" right tackle. NFL floor: Above average swing tackle.

Round 2 6 (38) Jacksonville Jaguars Andre Branch(video) DE 6'5 260 Clemson
Andre Branch

National Football Post: The Jaguars needed to add to their pass rush and Branch has the ability to be a threat immediately off the edge. He improved his pad level as a senior and uses his length well to fight off blocks and close around the corner. He plays long in the run game and knows how to shed and find the football against the rush. NFL veiling: Rotational lineman. NFL gloor: A "plus" three-down starting DE.

Round 2 7 (39) St. Louis Rams Janoris Jenkins(video) CB 5'10 182 North Alabama
Janoris Jenkins

National Football Post: A great value for the Rams here. Jenkins is the draft's second-best pure coverman. Some off the off-field concerns caused him to fall, however, if he can keep himself clean he has the skills to mature into one of the league's best off corners. NFL ceiling: Asante Samuel. NFL floor: Versatile starting/nickel corner.

Note: from Redskins
Round 2 8 (40) Carolina Panthers Amini Silatolu G 6'3 324 Midwestern State
Amini Silatolu

National Football Post: Silatolu might be the meanest, nastiest player in the draft. He's a small-school left tackle who will be asked to kick inside to guard. However, he's got a natural snap to his game, good range in the second level and can dominate at the point of attack through contact. A Day 1 starter who should mature into one of the NFL's best. NFL ceiling: Pro Bowl guard. NFL floor: Violent overachieving starting guard.

Round 2 9 (41) Buffalo Bills Cordy Glenn(video) G 6'5 348 Georgia
Cordy Glenn

National Football Post: Glenn is a mountain of a man who has experience playing both tackle and guard in college. He's a better fit inside where he could mature into a Pro Bowl-caliber guard. He's got rare athleticism for his size and could mature into a solid right tackle as well. NFL ceiling: Pro Bowl guard. NFL floor: Swing tackle.

Round 2 10 (42) Miami Dolphins Jonathan Martin(video) T 6'6 304 Stanford
Jonathan Martin

National Football Post: There is no doubt Martin possesses the size, length and athleticism needed to play tackle in the NFL. However, he struggles with power, can get overwhelmed vs. the bull rush and needs to get stronger to have a chance of starting in the league. NFL ceiling: Average starting tackle. NFL floor: Reserve Left tackle.

Round 2 11 (43) New York Jets Stephen Hill(video) WR 6'5 206 Georgia Tech
Stephen Hill

National Football Post: The Jets, in need of another big-play threat on offense, got the draft's top size/speed combo. Hill is a developing route runner, but he's explosive down the field, can track the football and could mature into the best receiver to come out of the class. NFL ceiling: No. 1 wideout. NFL floor: Inconsistent vertical threat.

Note: from Seahawks
Round 2 12 (44) Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Allen(video) G 6'5 315 Illinois
Jeff Allen

National Football Post: Allen was one of the NFP's favorite lineman in this year's draft because his tape was as impressive as any tackle in the country. He lacks ideal size to play tackle in the NFL and will likely be moved to guard. However, he can bend, redirect in space and should mature into a "plus" starter inside. NFL ceiling: "Plus" starter. NFL floor: Average guard.

Round 2 13 (45) Chicago Bears Alshon Jeffery(video) WR 6'4 229 South Carolina
Alshon Jeffery

National Football Post: The Bears add a big, jump-ball threat to the offense in Jeffery who can run the two-man routes with the tight end on the strong side and win as a vertical route runner. He builds speed as he goes and isn't real sudden out of his breaks. However, he has the skill set to mature into a solid possession receiver. NFL ceiling: Top-tier "Z" WR. NFL floor: Dwayne Jarrett.

Note: from Cowboys through Rams
Round 2 14 (46) Philadelphia Eagles Mychal Kendricks(video) ILB 6'0 240 California
Mychal Kendricks

National Football Post: Kendricks is as violent and explosive as a striker as any linebacker in the draft. He loves to attack downhill, runs well sideline to sideline and can create pressure as a blitzer. He's short, but plays with natural leverage and should see starting time from right away. NFL ceiling: Productive starter. NFL floor: Fringe starter.

Round 2 15 (47) Seattle Seahawks Bobby Wagner(video) ILB 6'1 232 Utah State

National Football Post: The Seahawks add one of the safer linebacker prospects in the draft. Wagner is an instinctive prospects with some pop and range to his game. Plus, he showcases the ability to find the quarterback as a blitzer and should mature into the Seahawks' starter inside early on. NFL ceiling: Solid starting MLB. NFL floor: Replaceable starting LB.

Note: from Jets
Round 2 16 (48) New England Patriots Tavon Wilson SS 6'0 205 Illinois

National Football Post: Wilson has played safety and corner, so he should add scheme versatility to the Patriots' secondary. He showcases solid range in the deep half, is a natural tackler and should carve out a niche early. NFL Ceiling: Starting safety. NFL floor: Nickel DB.

Note: from Raiders
Round 2 17 (49) San Diego Chargers Kendall Reyes(video) DT 6'4 295 Connecticut
Kendall Reyes

National Football Post: Reyes is a better athlete at this stage than he is an overall football player. However, he showed signs of coming into his own as a senior and during the Senior Bowl this year. He possesses ideal size and length for the five-technique position in San Diego’s 3-4 front and has a lot of upside. NFL ceiling: Above-average 3-4 DE with intriguing athleticism. NFL floor: Replaceable d-lineman.

Round 2 18 (50) St. Louis Rams Isaiah Pead(video) RB 5'11 200 Cincinnati
Isaiah Pead

National Football Post: The Rams found themselves a potential home-run threat in Pead. He's an explosive kid who gets from 0-60 quickly and can create out of the backfield in the passing game. A perfect complement to Steven Jackson. NFL ceiling: Big-play reserve. NFL floor: Average No. 2 RB.

Note: from Bears
Round 2 19 (51) Green Bay Packers Jerel Worthy(video) DT 6'3 310 Michigan State
Jerel Worthy

National Football Post: Worthy isn't a typical five-technique for most teams. However, he's a perfect fit for the Packers. He possesses natural girth/strength in order to anchor. However, his first step will allow him to knife through the C-gap and make plays in the backfield. NFL ceiling: "Plus" penetrating type five-technique. NFL floor: Replaceable starter as five-technique.

Note: from Eagles through Cardinals
Round 2 20 (52) Tennessee Titans Zach Brown(video) OLB 6'2 230 North Carolina
Zach Brown

National Football Post: Brown possesses elite range and athleticism at the position and should instantly become one of the NFL's better cover backers. However, he struggles as a tackler and isn't the most instinctive of backers on tape. A run-and-hit type weakside guy. NFL ceiling: An impact caliber WLB. NFL floor: Nickel backer.

Round 2 21 (53) Cincinnati Bengals Devon Still(video) DT 6'5 310 Penn State
Devon Still

National Football Post: Possesses first-round talent but hasn't always played up to it. However, when the motor is running he displays a powerful pop on contact, can shed blocks and find the football. Is a solid second-round value. NFL ceiling: An above-average starter. NFL floor: Rotational DT.

Round 2 22 (54) Detroit Lions Ryan Broyles(video) WR 5'10 188 Oklahoma
Ryan Broyles

National Football Post: If healthy, Broyles can develop into one of the league's best slot men. He's got a good feel for coverages, good short-area quickness and can pluck the football. However, how he recovers from his ACL tear is the biggest question here. NFL Ceiling: Top-tier slot man. NFL floor: Sub-package receiver.

Round 2 23 (55) Atlanta Falcons Peter Konz(video) C 6'5 315 Wisconsin
Peter Konz

National Football Post: There isn't anything sexy about Konz's game. However, for a taller center he can really bend, gets off the ball quickly, gains leverage and can finish through contact. He's one of the few centers in this year's class who should start from Day 1. NFL ceiling: Above-average center. NFL floor: Low-end starter.

Round 2 24 (56) Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Adams(video) T 6'8 320 Ohio State
Mike Adams

National Football Post: The Steelers get another steal on the offensive line. Adams has some off-field concerns but he's one of the few talents in this year's draft capable of maturing into a starting left tackle. NFL ceiling: Starting left tackle. NFL floor: Underachieving right tackle.

Round 2 25 (57) Denver Broncos Brock Osweiler(video) QB 6'8 240 Arizona State
Brock Osweiler

National Football Post: Osweiler displays the natural talent of a second-rounder. However, he's still developing as a passer. He lacks a great feel of deciphering defenses and struggles to go through progressions. He's a great-looking piece of clay that needs a lot of molding. NFL veiling: Inconsistent starter. NFL floor: Reserve.

Round 2 26 (58) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lavonte David OLB 6'1 225 Nebraska
Lavonte David

National Football Post: Love the idea of David playing weakside linebacker in the Bucs' 4-3 front. David lacks ideal size but he's one of the top pure football players in this year's draft and will outperform a lot of the guys who went ahead of him. NFL ceiling: Productive WLB. NFL floor: Nickel backer.

Note: from Texans
Round 2 27 (59) Philadelphia Eagles Vinny Curry(video) DE 6'4 263 Marshall
Vinny Curry

National Football Post: Curry fits the prototype of the Eagles' defensive ends. He's got a good get-off, plays with a "plus" motor and can extend his arms and be sudden through contact. He lacks ideal power on contact, but has the frame to get stronger and should be a menace in the Eagles' wide-nine front. NFL ceiling: Productive starter. NFL floor: Contributing reserve.

Note: from Packers
Round 2 28 (60) Baltimore Ravens Kelechi Osemele(video) G 6'6 347 Iowa State
Kelechi Osemele

National Football Post: Osemele is a dominant lineman once he gets his hands on you. He showcases the ability to bend and play with power through contact. However, he looks better suited for the right side or at tackle. Either way he's a versatile kid who should crack the Ravens' starting lineup early. NFL Ceiling: Above-average guard. NFL flood: Swing reserve.

Round 2 29 (61) San Francisco 49ers LaMichael James(video) RB 5'9 195 Oregon
LaMichael James

National Football Post: With the 49ers not having a ton of needs, they were given the luxury to take the best player available. James can be a dynamic sub-package option. He's shifty in space, creates out of the backfield and can help in the return game. NFL ceiling: Dynamic sub-package option. NFL floor: Average third-down back.

Round 2 30 (62) Green Bay Packers Casey Hayward(video) CB 5'11 188 Vanderbilt
Casey Hayward

National Football Post: Hayward is a pure Cover 2 type of corner. He showcases elite pass skills and feel in coverage. He lacks great speed but plays fast because of little wasted motion. He has the skills to start on the outside and be a turnover machine in the NFL. NFL ceiling: "Plus" zone corner. NFL floor: Nickel/dime guy.

Note: from Patriots
Round 2 31 (63) New York Giants Rueben Randle WR 6'4 208 LSU
Rueben Randle

National Football Post: The Giants have the luxury of taking the best player available. Randle isn't a burner, but he builds speed as he goes and is a tough cover down the field. He needs to improve as a route runner, but has the talent to start. NFL ceiling: Solid starter. NFL floor: Sub-package receiver.

Top-Ranked Prospects from National Football Post

Top nfl Draft Prospects
Rank Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School Round Pick Tm
Current Status: Round 7
Last 3 Picks
Pk Tm Player Pos School
15 (222) Dallas Cowboys Caleb McSurdy LB Montana
16 (223) Detroit Lions Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma
17 (224) New England Patriots Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska
Next 2 Picks
Pk Tm Player Pos School
18 (225) Green Bay Packers not yet drafted - -
19 (226) San Diego Chargers David Molk C Michigan