People are starving and suffering through withdrawal pains with almost no NFL action in over two months. (Luck)ily to satisfy the fans passion and hunger the best part of the football offseason is here. The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, 2012, and ends Saturday, April 28, 2012 in a three-day primetime event. Here is how I think the top ten will play out.
Indianapolis Colts. Pick 1
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
You know it. I know it. Don’t let all the pre-draft visits and rumors distract you. Peyton Manning being released leaves the team with a gaping hole and no face of the franchise. Andrew Luck going to the Colts is a done deal. He is close to a sure thing and future star.
Washington Redskins, Pick 2
Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
The Redskins traded their next three first round picks to get to this spot and they didn’t do it for a left tackle. Griffin will be the second pick in the draft and has every chance to be as good or better than Luck.
Minnesota Vikings, Pick 3
Matt Kalil, LT, USC
Here The Vikings get their anchor left tackle for years to come and at 6’6, 306 pounds Kalil is massive and athletic enough to pass protect Christian Ponder and maul people in the run game.
Cleveland Browns, Pick 4
Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Browns can’t pass, run, or catch the ball. Other than that their offense is fine. The best running back in the draft can get to work on two of those areas right away and can be a huge help to QB Colt McCoy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pick 5
Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
The Bucs had the 30th ranked defense a year ago and could use some help. One of their starting corners could go to jail and the other one is old enough to have been in the original Blitz game. Morris provides an immediate upgrade to the Bucs who are starving for defense.
St. Louis Rams, Pick 6
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State.
Rams look to get Sam Bradford some help.
Jacksonville Jaguars, Pick 7
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
The Jags always draft someone nobody expected.
Miami Dolphins, Pick 8
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Starving for a franchise quarterback, the Dolphins get their guy.
Carolina Panthers, Pick 9
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
The Panthers need lots of help on defense to match their explosive offense.
Buffalo Bills, Pick 10
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
The bills need protection on offense after spending $100 million on defense.