NFL Mock Draft | Mock Draft 5.0 from NFP
By Wes Bunting, National Football Post
Our newest mock draft of the season…
1. Indianapolis Colts: Stanford QB Andrew Luck
Seems like Luck to the Colts is still all but a lock.
2. Washington Redskins: Baylor QB Robert Griffin III
RG3 is the kind of athletic quarterback that would be an ideal fit in the Washington offense. He can make plays outside the pocket, throw on the run and create second lives with his legs.
3. Minnesota Vikings: LSU CB Morris Claiborne
If the Vikings are serious about taking the best player available, then Claiborne might be in play. He’s a gifted corner who can play in just about any scheme and be a potential shutdown guy on the outside.
4. -TRADE- Miami Dolphins via Cleveland Browns: Southern Cal OT Matt Kalil
The idea of Kalil pairing with Jake Long has to sound intriguing to the Miami Dolphins. Kalil isn’t going to stay on the board long if he slides past the Vikings and the Dolphins could be the team willing to go up and get him.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alabama RB Trent Richardson
If you want a prospect who can take pressure off a young quarterback in the run game Richardson is your guy. He’s strong, explosive, physical, and might be the safest prospect in the draft.
6. St. Louis Rams: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
Getting a big-play receiver for quarterback Sam Bradford is almost a must at this point. Blackmon can line up all over the offense and has the skill set to produce as a rookie.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: South Carolina OLB/DE Melvin Ingram
The Jaguars pass rush revolves around high motor players with a relentless attitude. Ingram has that kind of motor, is a high character kid and can get after the quarterback from a number of spots on a defensive front seven.
8. –TRADE- Cleveland Browns via Miami Dolphins: Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill
Just how high has Tannehill risen? He’s a talented quarterback who can make all the throws, is a good athlete and has a lot of upside. However, it will be interesting to see if the Browns go the franchise QB route or look at some other more talented prospects still on the board.