Overview Welcome to the "Mel Kiper Jr. Invitational" Mock Draft. Hostile and Risen Star are the commissioners of this mock. Let's make it the best any of us have ever participated in. With that goal in mind, let's get you up to date on the particulars and the rules. These rules were chosen to try and combat how most mocks get screwed up. The draft begins Monday, February 20, 2012, at 8:00 AM Eastern Time and will conclude for the day at 11pm EST. It will continue with those hours each day for the remainder of the draft. In the 1st round, teams have 60 minutes on the clock to make their pick. The 2nd round will be 45 minutes. Rounds 3 and 4 will be 30 minutes. The teams were selected by a blind lottery. No one got to choose their team. The Mel Kiper Jr. Invitational is a four round mock draft. 1. Drafts tend to bog down because time limits aren't enforced. Here's what we are going to do to try and keep this draft moving. We are going to ask each team to give us a list of at least 3 picks they are considering in order of preference. We are going to ask for these picks two teams ahead of their time to pick. Let's use some players from last year as an example. You are team 5. When team 3 is on the clock we ask that you send in at least a three player list if there's even a chance of you not being online when you're on the clock. It would look something like this.... 1. Jonathan Martin 2. David DeCastro 3. Melvin Ingram We will make your pick from this list unless you specify not to. If after your 60 minutes (In the first round...times in other rounds are shorter and noted in this thread) are up, and you haven't been online to see that and make your pick, we will give you your highest option. One of the three players will always be there because only two could have gone ahead of you. This will keep the draft moving. If a team does not contact us and their time has run out, the pick will be made by either commissioner. If this were to occur, we will not purposely give you a bad pick. Any teams with absent GMs in the first round will be run by a group vote when they are on the clock, unless a replacement GM is willing to take over. Or the absent GM shows up to finish the mock. NOTE: Many GM's leave lists to pick from as soon as they are on the clock. This is preferred if you're not going to be around. No reason to hold up the draft for the full duration of your clock if you won't be available anyway. If you want the full time allotted before the pick is made from your list, be sure to specify to the commissioner. Also, if a GM hasn't been around and it looks like they are not going to participate, we will not wait the entire time each time that team is on the clock. The pick will be made by a consensus. HINT: Check the draft status when you first get up and see if the time affects you. If you don't have PC access at work and you think the draft may catch up to you, make sure we know that and go ahead and make your selections known to us via PM. One way or the other the mock draft will move on. We prefer it be with less activity by us and more by you. 2. No trading veteran players. These trades just get silly. You can trade picks in this year's draft, and in the 2013 draft. Be sure to check your teams allotment of picks in the team by team picks chart below. You can PM that team's GM to talk trade by simply clicking on the team name. 3. No asking other people what you should do. This is your chance to be a GM. Do your homework. Know your team's needs. Know the players in the draft. We strongly suggest no "I can't believe so and so is still on the board" type talk during the draft. This is a fun competition. We'll have plenty of time to talk about it after the draft and grading takes place. 4. We want to keep this mock confined to one thread and we would like to keep the thread clean. To that end we are going to sticky it so it stays up top. We ask that you notify us of your picks via PM rather than posting them in the thread. We will edit the draft board for all to see. We would like this thread to be one post for the rules, draft order and selections, team by team draft choice chart and then the pick announcements there after. Again, all picks are sent to a commissioner. If a trade is involved, both GMs are to contact the same commissioner. If posts are being added to this thread they will be deleted. Keep the spirit of the draft intact. 5. If you are interested in trading out of your pick, post a new thread to that end before you are on the clock. If you know a particular team you want to target in a trade, send them a private message. This thread will be constantly updated as trades occur and picks are made. ---- ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mel Kiper Jr. Invitational Round One 1.. Indianapolis Colts - Oh_Canada - Andrew Luck QB Stanford 2.. Cleveland Browns - TheCount - Robert Griffin III QB Baylor 3.. Minnesota Vikings - theogt - Matt Kalil T USC 4.. St. Louis Rams - ABQcowboyJR - Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma St. 5.. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - dez_for_prez - Morris Claiborne CB LSU 6.. Washington Redskins - SDogo - Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M 7.. Jacksonville Jaguars - Robert70X7 - Quinton Coples DE North Carolina 8.. Carolina Panthers - ABQCowboy - David DeCastro G Stanford 9.. Miami Dolphins - Picksix - Riley Reiff T Iowa 10. Buffalo Bills - casmith07 - Michael Brockers DT LSU 11. Seattle Seahawks - garrett316 - Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina 12. Kansas City Chiefs - Risen Star - Trent Richardson RB Alabama 13. Arizona Cardinals - CCBoy - Jonathan Martin T Stanford 14. Dallas Cowboys - Dough Boy - Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama 15. Philadelphia Eagles - supercowboy8 - Devon Still DT Penn St. 16. New York Jets - DFWJC - Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama 17. Philadelphia Eagles (Oak thru Cin.) - supercowboy8 - Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College 18. San Diego Chargers - TheSport78 - Mike Adams T Ohio St. 19. Chicago Bears - Joe Rod - Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame 20. Tennessee Titans - Hostile - Cordy Glenn G Georgia 21. Cincinnati Bengals - JonJon - Janoris Jenkins CB Northern Alabama 22. Cleveland Browns (Atlanta) - TheCount - Kendall Wright WR Baylor 23. Detroit Lions - Dash28 - Peter Konz C Wisconsin 24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Zaxor - Dont'a Hightower ILB Alabama 25. Denver Broncos - cowboyjoe - Dontari Poe DT Memphis 26. Houston Texans - Bleu Star - Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina 27. New England Patriots (New Orleans) - BraveHeartFan - Mark Barron S Alabama 28. Green Bay Packers - silverbear - Nick Perry DE USC 29. Baltimore Ravens - MichaelWinicki - Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi St. 30. San Francisco 49ers - jterrell - Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois 31. New England Patriots - BraveHeartFan - Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska 32. New York Giants - avery - Dwayne Allen TE Clemson Round Two 33. St. Louis Rams - ABQcowboyJR - Zach Brown OLB North Carolina 34. Indianapolis Colts - Oh_Canada - Lamar Miller RB Miami 35. Minnesota Vikings - theogt - Chase Minnifield CB Virginia 36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - dez_for_prez - Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin 37. St. Louis Rams (Cleveland) - ABQcowboyJR - David Wilson RB Virginia Tech 38. Jacksonville Jaguars - Robert70X7 - Kelechi Osemele G Iowa St. 39. Seattle Seahawks (Washington) - garrett316 - Nick Foles QB Arizona 40. Miami Dolphins - Picksix - Brandon Washington G Miami 41. Chicago Bears (Buffalo) - Joe Rod - Zebrie Sanders T Florida St. 42. Carolina Panthers - ABQCowboy - Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers 43. New York Giants (Kansas City) - avery - Vontaze Burfict ILB Arizona St. 44. Washington Redskins (Seattle) - SDogo - Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina 45. Dallas Cowboys - Dough Boy - Vinny Curry DE Marshall 46. Cincinnati Bengals (Philadelphia) - JonJon - Doug Martin RB Boise St. 47. New York Jets - DFWJC - Rueben Randle WR LSU 48. New England Patriots (Oakland) - BraveHeartFan - Andre Branch DE Clemson 49. San Diego Chargers - TheSport78 - Jerel Worthy DT Michigan St. 50. Buffalo Bills (Chicago) - casmith07 - Jayron Hosley CB Virginia Tech 51. Cincinnati Bengals (Ariz. thru Phil.) - Jon Jon - Amini Silatolu G Midwestern St. 52. Tennessee Titans - Hostile - Jared Crick DE Nebraska 53. Cincinnati Bengals - JonJon - Coby Fleener TE Stanford 54. Detroit Lions - Dash28 - Lavonte David OLB Nebraska 55. Atlanta Falcons - hipfake08 - Chandler Jones DE Syracuse 56. Pittsburgh Steelers - Zaxor - Harrison Smith S Notre Dame 57. Denver Broncos - cowboyjoe - Brandon Boykin CB Georgia 58. Houston Texans - Bleu Star - Brandon Thompson DT Clemson 59. New Orleans Saints - TheDallasDon - Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma 60. Green Bay Packers - silverbear - Billy Winn DT Boise St. 61. Baltimore Ravens - MichaelWinicki - Leonard Johnson CB Iowa St. 62. San Francisco 49ers - jterrell - Nick Toon WR Wisconsin 63. New England Patriots - BraveHeartFan - Lamichael James RB Oregon 64. Kansas City Chiefs (N.Y. Giants) - Risen Star - Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut Round Three 65. Indianapolis Colts - Oh_Canada - Ben Jones C Georgia 66. St. Louis Rams - ABQcowboyJR - Senio Kelemete G Washington 67. Minnesota Vikings - theogt - Bobby Wagner ILB Utah St. 68. Cleveland Browns - TheCount - Orson Charles TE Georgia 69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - dez_for_prez - Sean Spence OLB Miami 70. Washington Redskins - SDogo - DaJohn Harris DT USC 71. Jacksonville Jaguars - Robert70X7 - Alameda Ta'amu DT Washington 72. Chicago Bears (Buffalo) - Joe Rod - Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt 73. Buffalo Bills (Car. thru Chi.) - casmith07 - Dwight Jones WR North Carolina 74. Miami Dolphins - Picksix - Joe Adams WR Arkansas 75. Seattle Seahawks - garrett316 - John Norman CB Coastal Carolina 76. Kansas City Chiefs - Risen Star - Brock Osweiler QB Arizona St. 77. Philadelphia Eagles - supercowboy8 - Markelle Martin S Oklahoma St. 78. New York Jets - DFWJC - George Iloka S Boise St. 79. San Diego Chargers - TheSport78 - Cam Johnson DE Virginia 80. Buffalo Bills (Chicago) - casmith07 - Shea McClellin DE Boise St. 81. Arizona Cardinals - CCBoy - Brandon Taylor S LSU 82. Dallas Cowboys - Dough Boy - Michael Brewster C Ohio St. 83. Tennessee Titans - Hostile - Juron Criner WR Arizona 84. Philadelphia Eagles (Cincinnati) - supercowboy8 - Brandon Brooks G Miami (Oh.) 85. Atlanta Falcons - hipfake08 - Ladarius Green TE Louisiana-Lafayette 86. Detroit Lions - Dash28 - Jake Bequette DE Arkansas 87. Pittsburgh Steelers - Zaxor - Marcus Forston DT Miami 88. Denver Broncos - cowboyjoe - T.Y. Hilton WR Florida International 89. Houston Texans - Bleu Star - Ryan Miller G Colorado 90. New Orleans Saints - TheDallasDon - Mike Martin DT Michigan 91. Green Bay Packers - silverbear - Philip Blake C Baylor 92. Baltimore Ravens - MichaelWinicki - Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech 93. San Francisco 49ers - jterrell - Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma St. 94. New England Patriots - BraveHeartFan - Tommy Streeter WR Miami 95. Kansas City Chiefs (N.Y. Giants) - Risen Star - Trumaine Johnson CB Montana *Oakland's 3rd round pick (79th overall) was used to select Terrell Pryor QB Ohio St. in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. Round Four 96.. St. Louis Rams - ABQcowboyJR - Cliff Harris CB Oregon 97.. Indianapolis Colts - Oh_Canada - Josh Chapman DT Alabama 98.. Minnesota Vikings - theogt - Brian Quick WR Appalachian St. 99.. Cincinnati Bengals (T.B. thru Phil.) - JonJon - Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma 100. St. Louis Rams (Cleveland) - ABQcowboyJR - Kheeston Randall DT Texas 101. Jacksonville Jaguars - Robert70X7 - Marvin McNutt WR Iowa 102. Washington Redskins - SDogo - Bruce Irvin OLB West Virginia 103. Carolina Panthers - ABQCowboy - Jonathan Massaquoi DE Troy 104. Miami Dolphins - Picksix - Tyrone Crawford DE Boise St. 105. New York Jets (Buf. thru Chi.) - DFWJC - Bobby Massie T Mississippi 106. Kansas City Chiefs - Risen Star - Mitchell Schwartz T California 107. Washington Redskins (Seattle) - SDogo - Chris Polk RB Washington 108. Chicago Bears (N.Y. Jets) - Joe Rod - Antonio Allen S South Carolina 109. Washington Redskins (Oakland) - SDogo - Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma 110. San Diego Chargers - TheSport78 - Matt Conrath DE Virginia 111. Chicago Bears - Joe Rod - Lucas Nix G Pittsburgh 112. Arizona Cardinals - CCBoy - Keenan Robinson OLB Texas 113. Dallas Cowboys - Dough Boy - Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati 114. Philadelphia Eagles - supercowboy8 - Tony Bergstrom T Utah 115. Tennessee Titans - Hostile - Akiem Hicks DT Regina 116. Cincinnati Bengals - JonJon - Aaron Henry S Wisconsin 117. Detroit Lions - Dash28 - Matt McCants T UAB 118. Cleveland Browns (Atlanta) - TheCount - Dwight Bentley CB Louisiana-Lafayette 119. Pittsburgh Steelers - Zaxor - Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati 120. Denver Broncos - cowboyjoe - Evan Rodriguez FB Temple 121. Houston Texans - Bleu Star - Brandon Mosley T Auburn 122. New Orleans Saints - TheDallasDon - Chris Givens WR Wake Forest 123. Green Bay Packers - silverbear - Kirk Cousins QB Michigan St. 124. Buffalo Bills (Baltimore) - casmith07 - Levy Adcock T Oklahoma St. 125. San Francisco 49ers - jterrell - Shaun Prater CB Iowa 126. New Orleans Saints (New England) - TheDallasDon - Audie Cole ILB North Carolina St. 127. New York Giants - avery - Matt Reynolds OT BYU Note- Be sure to check the team by team list to see all available picks for your team. It is very useful when working trades. And remember, 2013 picks can be traded as well. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Team By Team 49ERS - 30 62 93 125 157 188 220 BEARS - 19 41 72 105 111 142 173 204 208 BENGALS - 21 46 51 53 99 116 148 180 211 BILLS - 10 50 73 80 124 136 167 201 BRONCOS - 25 57 88 120 129 152 215 BROWNS - 2 22 68 118 131 164 183 BUCCANEERS - 5 36 69 132 163 196 CARDINALS - 13 81 112 143 166 174 205 CHARGERS - 18 49 79 110 141 172 210 CHIEFS - 12 64 76 95 106 139 170 202 COLTS - 1 34 65 97 128 161 192 COWBOYS - 14 45 82 113 144 175 206 DOLPHINS - 9 40 74 104 135 169 200 EAGLES - 15 17 77 84 114 145 176 FALCONS - 55 85 149 181 212 GIANTS - 32 43 127 158 189 221 JAGUARS - 7 38 71 101 134 165 198 JETS - 16 47 78 108 146 177 LIONS - 23 54 86 117 150 203 213 PACKERS - 28 60 91 123 155 186 218 PANTHERS - 8 42 103 137 168 199 PATRIOTS - 27 31 48 63 94 154 159 190 207 RAIDERS - 140 178 RAMS - 4 33 37 66 96 100 160 193 RAVENS - 29 61 92 156 187 219 REDSKINS - 6 44 70 102 107 109 133 162 197 SAINTS - 59 90 122 126 185 217 SEAHAWKS - 11 39 75 138 171 209 STEELERS - 24 56 87 119 151 182 214 TEXANS - 26 58 89 121 153 184 216 TITANS - 20 52 83 115 147 179 211 VIKINGS - 3 35 67 98 130 194 195 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Grading Okay, when the hard part is over and the picks are in, we can all relax a little. But I always found the ending of a mock draft to be a little lacking. We all go thru this process of trying to make our teams better but no clear cut ending results. Who were the winners? The losers? Who made the biggest steal? Biggest reach? Now of course we won't know who really got the most bang for their buck until these players are 3 or 4 years into their pro careers but for entertainment sake and for bragging rights, we'd like to have one consensus final report card. To do this we are asking each GM to visit the "Team by Team Selections" thread that will be posted separate from this thread and take a few minutes to grade each class. The rating scale will not be a letter grade but on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being excellent, 5 being average and 1 being absolutely terrible. We ask everybody to keep in mind the ammunition each GM had to work with when they began this process. We're not looking to crown the GM who was lucky enough to acquire two first round picks as the winner. We want to establish who got the most value with what they had to work with. Also remember to factor in any added or lost 2013 draft picks, as they will be noted with each GM's class. Any added or lost 2012 picks during this mock will also be noted within the "Remaining Selections" and "Original Selections". Leave the bias aside, forget the usernames and give your honest evaluation of each class. Assign a number grade to each team and send your list to Hostile or Risen Star. And in a further effort to prevent bias from tainting the grading, we ask that you do not grade your own team. Let your peers tell you how you did. Also add who you felt was the biggest steal in the first four rounds and who was the biggest reach. Once we receive grades from all the GM's, we will average them out and post the results in a "Final Report Card" and crown a Champion. I would appreciate if each GM takes the 10 minutes to do this. It'll be a fitting end to what we hope will be a good mock draft overall. **** All votes will remain anonymous **** ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now that the picks are finalized and posted, the trading period has started. When a trade occurs, we ask that both GM's PM the same commissioner and give him the details of the trade, including round and overall selection number in the draft which is posted within this thread. Only when a commissioner has both responses and they match, will the trade be finalized and updated on this thread. We do it this way to prevent miscommunication on what was involved in the trade. Again, please keep this thread clean of any responses. If you have any questions, PM Hostile or Risen Star or start a separate thread. Barring a trade, at 8AM EST on Monday, February 20th, the Indianapolis Colts are on the clock.