2012 NFL Mock Draft: Third-Round

Here it is, our final Mock Draft of the 2012 season.





 Lamar Miller                  







 LaMichael James 








 Chris Givens    








 Mitchell Schwartz     








 Ronnell Lewis  








 Jeff Allen     








 Cam Johnson 








 Tommy Steeter    








 Dwayne Allen   








 Jonathan Massaquoi   



TROY   Via Carolina





 Kirk Cousins








 Josh Chapman  








 Mike Martin  








 George Iloka    








 Dwight Bentley  






 Brandon Brooks    








 Bobby Wagner








 Jared Crick








 Ben Jones        








 Antonio Allen   








 James-Michael Johnson








 Zach Brown 








 Tyrone Crawford 








 Jameel Flemming








 Brandon Taylor 








 Billy Winn








 Chris Polk








 Zebrie Sanders








 Josh Norman   








 Chase Minnifield 








 Brandon Washington            








 Ryan Steed   





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  1. I can see Belichick drafting Chase Minnifield over Taylor in this round,and moving Devin McCourty and Sterling Moore around at safety….Both played safety well this year…If anything,,I don’t see them drafting Jenkins in the first….6 corners on the team under contract who can play…Secondary played much better down the stretch after the team started to put pressure on the opposing QB’s…

    • I certainly agree with your logic but looking at the list of prospects that they’ve met with thus far would suggest that they view CB at one of their top priorities heading into the draft. Maybe Jenkins isn’t the pick, but it’s almost certainly an area that they’ll target.

    • Beg to differ; Sterling Moore is not a Safety. If he’s got a future in the league it’s likely as a slot CB. He damn near ended McCourty’s season last year when he took a bad angle and blew up his teammate, knocking McCourty out for 3-4 weeks. But honestly, Moore was a CB in college but never started a game at SMU. It’s asking a lot for an undrafted guy to make that move successfully in the NFL. 

  2. This is one of the few sites where i really agree with the first three rounds for Buffalo! I think they need to adress the OT spot in the first regardless of if it is Reiff or Martin. I like the CB in the 2nd and agree with a WR but idk if im crazy but i would be willing to take Ryan Broyels from OKLA in the 3rd to make sure they could snag him.

    • Kyle I appreciate the positive comment. Broyles is definitely an option in the 3rd round but I just couldn’t pass up Streeter at that point in the draft. Depending on how things play out in the coming weeks, I’ll give Broyles consideration with their #3 pick.

  3. Your mock doesn’t reflect the Houston-Philly DeMeco Ryans trade.  Houston now has pick #77 in Round 3 and Philadelphia has pick #90 in Round 3.  Maybe the trade hadn’t happened when you posted this, in which case, never mind.

    • We’ll have it adjusted for the trade next week. Sorry for that but it happened right as we had it put together. Thanks for letting us know.

  4. I don’t accept Panthers 2 round take twice defense tackle, we’ll have to take cornerback period. we want to Stephen Gliomre from south carolina

    • The Vikings will have quality options available in the free agent market but I’ll admit that Minnifield is worthy of consideration at this pick. I’m really not a big fan of his game and overall ability but that doesn’t mean that the Vikings share my feelings.

  5. i’m shocked at how vastly different the draft boards are on all these draft sites .. i’ve seen this guy from washington (dt) Alameda Ta’amu going anywhere from #3 to #44 .. just absolutely mind boggling

    • I surprised by his overall performance at the Combine. He posted quality times and totals in almost every event. Right now I have him just outside of the Top 100 and a fourth-round pick but that could with another great showing at his pro day.

  6. hopefully the vikings take khalil at 3 and then zach brown at 35, after that they should look at harrison smith from notre dame although i really doubt he makes it past the second round

    • Thanks! They’re really in a great position to take some players that not only are great values but fit their specific needs. Coples and Fleener are arguably the best players at their respective positions in this years draft and Osweiler has plenty of upside.

  7. I WOULD LOVE to have Blackmon fall to the Jags, but do you think that is realistic? Both the redskins and the bucs need a WR, plus the Rams might trade back and pick Blackmon up. And how good is this CB from Wisconsin? Why not try for a different position and pick Josh Robinson in the 3rd round? (plus you know Gene Smith loves the small school guys so he might pick up a small school CB in the 3rd)

    • It’s realistic. The most recent reports regarding Blackmon have mentioned concerns about his 40 times which will be one of the topics to follow during next week’s combine. Some feel that the Jaguars could as far as drafting Baylor WR Kendrall Wright over Blackmon. 

      I watched plenty of Badgers games this year and I can tell you without a doubt, their secondary is terrible. 

      Robinson’s stock seems to be in the 4th or 5th round as of now which has helped some of the other cornerback prospects. 

    • Great point.

      There a number of factors to consider when projecting who the Ravens may take in the first-round. For starters, OT’s Kalill, Reiff, Martin and Adams could all be gone before Baltimore is on the clock at #29. There’s very little doubt that if given the option between taking an offensive tackle and guard, the Ravens wouldn’t hesitate to upgrade the tackle position. Marshall Yanda got a large deal last year and allocating more money to the position doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when they have such a large need at more important position. David DeCastro and Cordy Glenn could also be off of the board by the time that the Ravens are up so they’re really in a best player available situation.

      *Kelechi Osmele of Iowa State is someone that could work his way into the first-round with a strong showing at the Combine but he projects as a Guard right now. The Ravens might be better off looking for better value in the second or third-rounds but I agree with you that OT should be at the top of their list. *
      We’re going to update the Mock Draft tonight so we’ll see how it plays out given after we account for the players who are rising up draft boards.

    • That’s a great question.

      The Bengals will have plenty of cap room to use but I doubt that they would be aggressive enough to go after some like Carl Nicks. Evan Mathis would be a great addition if they choose to look for solutions in the free agent market. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the best G last season.

      The Bengals will have to decide what they’re going to do with Nate Livings, Bobbie Williams and Mike McGlynn who will all be free agents. Williams was the better player but he’s going to be 36 next year. Livings and McGlynn were actually pretty bad according to PFF.

      All things considered, it would make the most sense for them to draft a quality young player. We’re going to be updating the draft tonight so you can expect to see changes.

  8. Your 3 round selections of the Giants is not bad. Although they might draft a RB in the 2nd round over a OLB. Either way, your mock selections have quality players

    • I could see the Giants taking a running back in the second-round but you’re never sure how winning a Super Bowl could change the team’s plans for players that were believed to be on the chopping block Brandon Jacobs. Last year the Packers cut A.J. Hawk only to re-sign him to a much larger deal and that proved to be a pretty poor decision for them. The Giants should make sure that Jacobs is deserving of his contract and if not, taking a RB in the draft would plenty of sense. I’ll consider it when I update the draft later tonight. Thanks for offering you take.

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