The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine has came and went, prompting us to update our 2012 NFL Mock Draft before the free agency frenzy. There were a number of players who changed their positioning with combine performances. Also in this update, we address the inevitable trade for positioning to draft Robert Griffin III. It isn’t certain who will do it yet, but it sure does look like it is going to happen. This will be our last one round mock update, moving to three rounds with the next stab at it. Here are some of the changes in this update…
1.2 Washington Redskins (from St. Louis): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor.
That trade we were just talking about? In this update it is the Redskins making it happen. The Redskins have made some big, questionable, moves over the years, but this is one that we can get behind. Going all in for a franchise QB seems right about now. Everything fell into palce for Griffin III at the combine, and there is not much indicating that he isn’t the right pick here, it just depends on who wants to pay for him.
1.4 Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The early front runners for making a move to get RG3, this update has the Browns not wanting to part with both their first round picks to get him. We previously mentioned that we think that Richardson will fall out of the top ten. We also mentioned that the Browns would be one of the only options that keep him in there, and it is a scenario like this that makes it happen.
1.11 Kansas City Chiefs: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
The last few updates we had the Chiefs taking the value that came with a Trent Richardson fall. Since that is not available here, we are going back with who we had in Mock Draft update #1, Dontari Poe at nose tackle. 40-time aside, Poe had a solid performance at the combine that moved him up and providing some separation in a solid DT class.
1.26 Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
The Texans are finding themselves in the position of needing a WR in the first round for the first time in quite a while. In previous updates we mentioned that they may have to wait until after the combine to have someone move into their position, and that is just what happened.