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Jaguars 101 First Round NFL Mock Draft 2012: Picks #1-4

April 18th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
By Michael Hall

1. The Indianapolis Colts Select QB Andrew Luck, Stanford

The Indianapolis Colts will obviously select a QB with the first overall pick. The only question will be if it will be Stanford's Andrew Luck or Baylor's  Robert Griffin III. However, with all of Jim Irsay's cryptic hints and messages the fact that  the Colts will select Luck is all but written in stone. Why wouldn't they? He's one of the best QB prospects since Peyton Manning and John Elway.

2. The Washington Redskins Select QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor

Desperate for ticket sales and fan enthusiasm, the Redskins decided to mortgage their future in order to draft RGIII. With a bunch of  my family members living around the D.C. area, I know how apathetic the fanbase has become and I know that they are desperate for a QB. Of course with the large amount of expectations that they are putting on one player, it could very well backfire, leaving the Redskins in a state of irrelevance for yet another decade. While Griffin is a very talented athlete, his game may not translate to the NFL as seamlessly as Cam Newton. 

3. The Minnesota Vikings Select OT Matt Kalil, USC

While the Vikings are probably entertaining offers for the third pick, we're assuming that they stay at their spot. They were tied for fifth in the league in sacks allowed with 49. Bringing in Kalil fortifies the Vikings' porous offensive line and hopefully keeps Christian Ponder off of his back so that he can complete passes. 

4. The Cleveland Browns Select QB Ryan Tannehill 

The Browns are in a quite interesting position. They have so many needs to fill and there are so many players to fill them. Trent Richardson, Morris Claiborne, Ryan Tannehill and Justin Blackmon are all viable options at #4. However, I think that they will pull the trigger on Tannehill. Colt McCoy hasn't really impressed during his two years as a Brown and while he isn't surrounded by an overwhelmingly large amount of talent, he is still throwing to two second round picks at wide receiver (3 if you count recently dumped WR Brian Robiskie) and he couldn't manage to do much of anything with them. Plus, with this draft being so deep in wide receivers and running backs, they can pick up extra weapons in the second and third rounds. 

Tags: Andrew Luck, Christian Ponder, Cleveland Browns, Football, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, John Elway, Matt Kalil, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Peyton Manning, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Washington Redskins

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