I tried to use a variety of sources to get a feel for the players most likely to be taken in the first round, and what I found was there isn't anything close to a consensus about who belongs in the first round. So here's my attempt at a mock that will appear in our newspaper Thursday morning. Feel free to offer any pointers, especially if there is something I've overlooked. 1. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck, Stanford The Colts began planning for this pick, and the rebuild around Luck, as soon as they learned that Peyton Manning would not return last season. 2. Washington QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor The Redskins traded four picks, including three first-round picks, to St. Louis to move into position to take one of the top two quarterbacks in this draft. 3. Minnesota OT Matt Kalil, Southern California The Vikings badly need to upgrade their line after Charles Johnson was overmatched at left tackle and left guard Steve Hutchinson was released for cap reasons. 4. Cleveland RB Trent Richardson, Alabama Former Arkansas Razorback Peyton Hillis (Conway) fell out of favor in Cleveland last year because of how he and the Browns handled his injuries, and instead of getting a long-term deal, he’s now with Kansas City. That leaves the Browns with a big need at running back. 5. Tampa Bay CB Morris Claiborne, LSU Despite signing Eric Wright in free agency to start at cornerback, the Buccaneers face uncertainty at the other corner spot because Aqib Talib will go on trial for a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge in June and Ronde Barber is on the wrong side of 30 by six years. 6. St. Louis WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State The Rams lost their top receiver from last year, Brandon Lloyd, in free agency, and he only led the team with 51 catches, so St. Louis is badly in need of a No. 1 target. 7. Jacksonville DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina The only player the Jaguars had with more than four sacks last year was Jeremy Mincey, and Coples appears to be considered the top end available, although some questions about his work ethic could cause him to fall. 8. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M The Dolphins lost out to Denver in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and eventually had to settle on cast-off David Garrard, who was out of football for a year, as their best hope to wrest the starting spot from Matt Moore. It’s hard to see them bypassing Tannehill, even if they have to reach a bit to get him. 9. Carolina DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State The Panthers were 25th in run defense last year and defensive-minded Coach Ron Rivera can’t be happy about that or not getting much of a pass rush from anyone other than Charles Johnson. 10. Buffalo OT Riley Reiff, Iowa The Bills lost their starting left tackle to Philadelphia for the second time in three years, with Demetrees Bell following former Arkansas Razorback Jason Peters to the Eagles, and don’t really have a replacement on the roster. 11. Kansas City ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College The Chiefs are badly in need of an inside linebacker to pair with Derrick Johnson, and Kuechly is considered a top-10 prospect on many draft sites. 12. Seattle CB Stephen Gilmore, South Carolina Brandon Browner led all NFC cornerbacks in penalties last year, and the Seahawks could definitely use an upgrade to pair with Richard Sherman. 13. Arizona WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame The Cardinals haven’t had a complementary receiving threat to Larry Fitzgerald since trading Anquan Boldin to Baltimore in 2010. 14. Dallas S Mark Barron, Alabama The Cowboys added Brodney Pool as a free agent to help out at safety, but he appears to be a short-term fix at best in a secondary that was the weakness of the defense last year. 15. Philadelphia OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina The Eagles addressed their major defensive weakness by trading with Houston for inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans, but still need plenty of help at the outside spots. 16. New York Jets OLB Whitney Mercilus, Illinois The Jets need more pass rush from their outside linebacker spots after being led by six from Aaron Maybin last year. Mercilus broke out with 16 for the Illini last year. 17. Cincinnati G David DeCastro, Stanford The Bengals found one starting guard option in free agency by signing Travelle Wharton, but still need help on the interior and could add a player considered a top-10 prospect by many draft analysts. 18. San Diego DT Dontari Poe, Memphis Poe can play end or nose tackle in San Diego’s scheme and the Chargers have needs at both positions. 19. Chicago G/T Cordy Glenn, Georgia The Bears need offensive line help all along the line, but their tackle position might be the greatest need, so it would make sense to add Glenn who has the versatility to play guard and tackle. 20. Tennessee CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama The Titans lost starting cornerback Cortland Finnegan in free agency and could replace him with the final sure first-round corner available. 21. Cincinnati DE Chandler Jones, Syracuse The Bengals let two of their ends leave in free agency and replaced them with former first-round disappointments Derrick Harvey and Jamaal Anderson (Little Rock Central, Razorbacks). 22. Cleveland WR Kendall Wright, Baylor The Browns could pull a surprise and go after the next-best quarterback available, after trying to get in position to draft Robert Griffin III, but adding Wright would bolster a receiving corps with one primary threat, Greg Little. 23. Detroit OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford The Lions’ most glaring need is cornerback and they could choose troubled North Alabama star Janoris Jenkins, but character concerns and a 34-year-old starting left tackle make Martin a safer choice. 24. Pittsburgh DE Michael Brockers, LSU The Steelers probably would like to add a nose tackle with Chris Hoke gone, but could slide Ziggy Hood over from end or even just play Brockers there because of his size. 25. Denver DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State The Broncos were outbid in free agency for Brodrick Bunkley and will need to fill the hole created by his departure. But they will have to choose between Worthy and Penn State’s Devon Still. 26. Houston G/T Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State With Fayetteville’s Mike Brisiel heading to Oakland in free agency and tackle Eric Winston being cut, the Texans could use some help on the offensive line. But Houston might go with the safer guard pick, Wisconsin’s Kevin Zeitler. 27. New England OLB Shea McClellin, Boise State The Patriots lost one of their top pass rushers, Mark Anderson, in free agency and could turn to the versatile McClellin to fill a need. 28. Green Bay OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama The Packers have a premier pass rusher in Clay Matthews, but his play regressed last season with offenses able to focus on him because of a lack of help from the other outside linebacker spot. 29. Baltimore ILB Donta Hightower, Alabama Tide players go back-to-back as the Ravens begin preparing for the eventual retirement of Ray Lewis with a player who has a similar disposition. Plus, Hightower might be able to help at outside linebacker in the meantime. 30. San Francisco G Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin The 49ers could use one more player to complete its offensive line after platooning at right guard last season and letting both players who started there leave in free agency. 31. New England S Harrison Smith, Notre Dame After addressing their pass rush, the Patriots could work on another position of need on the defensive side by adding a safety and allowing Devin McCourty to return to cornerback. 32. New York Giants TE Coby Fleener, Stanford The Giants added a blocking tight end by signing Dallas’ Martellus Bennett, but could use a top-notch receiving threat at the position, especially with Jake Ballard expected to miss the 2012 season.