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Quesadilla Joe
12-07-2011, 03:24 PM

Breaking down the potential top 10 picks of the 2012 NFL Draft.

*Draft order is set by predicted finish.

1. Indianapolis Colts: Stanford QB Andrew Luck
Who else is there at this time? Luck is the best prospect on the board and there are questions about the Colts quarterback position going forward.

2. Minnesota Vikings: Southern Cal OT Matt Kalil
Minnesota does need to put weapons around quarterback Christian Ponder, but at the same time they also have to do a better job keeping him upright. Kalil needs to get a bit stronger, but has the skill set to anchor the left side long term.

3. St. Louis Rams: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
Is Blackmon the 3rd best prospect in the draft? Absolutely not. However, heís the kind of prospect you know what you're getting with and he fills a massive void at receiver for the Rams.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: LSU CB Morris Claiborne
Yes, the Jaguars need to add playmakers to the offense. However, their secondary right now needs an upgrade as well and Claiborne has the talent to mature into one of the best players to come out of the 2012 NFL Draft.

5. Washington Redskins: Baylor QB Robert Griffin III
I gave the edge to RG3 here over USCís Matt Barkley because of his ability to get outside the pocket, create with his legs and make throws on the move. Heís got as much upside as any prospect in the draft and could be the answer long term for Washington.

6. Philadelphia Eagles: Iowa OT Riley Reiff
Ultimately the Eagles would likely rather trade out and target a big-bodied linebacker. However, adding a talented body like Reiff who is capable of giving them some much-needed versatility on the O-line is a nice consolation prize.

7. Carolina Panthers: North Carolina DL Quinton Coples
This is an ideal spot for the Panthers to potentially trade out and target a bigger bodied interior lineman. However, Coples can play either inside or out and has as much talent as any lineman in the draft. And as we saw last year the Panthers arenít afraid to roll the dice with talented prospects early on.

8. Miami Dolphins: Southern Cal QB Matt Barkley
The USC signal-caller lands in an ideal place for his skill set and fills a big need for the Dolphins, who are starving for a potential franchise quarterback.

9. Cleveland Browns: Alabama RB Trent Richardson
The Browns lack talent at the skill positions and Richardson isnít only the top-rated skill guy left on the board, heís also the safest.

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alabama CB Dre' Kirkpatrick
Starting corner Ronde Barber is 36 and canít play forever. Therefore, getting a young, physical corner who can press and play in zone concepts would be a safe/solid pick to round out the top 10.

12-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Meh. Nothing new to see here.

12-07-2011, 07:34 PM
So we trade up to #4. Sweet.

12-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Fucking Redskins.

I hope they go after Manning. It doesn't seem like a Snyder thing to draft a young qb when/ if a f/a like Manning coul be had.

12-09-2011, 02:02 PM
Ship Cassel and our 1st rnd pick to Jacksonville for the #4 pick. :clap:

Dexter Manley
12-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Ooops, Kalil is apparently staying... which may influence Barkley too...

12-12-2011, 04:16 PM
Well now that we will have a new coach, I'm full on with a new qb to accompany him in.