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This is our draftboard. Please keep this thread clear of clutter. I will make another thread for IMD discussions and we can all debate/laugh at the picks made in the discussions thread.

In this first post there will be the draftboard for the round we are currently on. In the 2nd post in this thread, there will be the full draftboard. The 3rd post will be a listing of all of the players involved in the draft.

Here are some key facts:

1. The draft starts at 6am tomorrow morning (all times EST not board time). wink.png

2. Each team will be on the clock for 4 hours. The clock starts as soon as the team above you makes their selection. For example, Cleveland goes on the clock at 6am. If they make their pick at 6:20am, then St. Louis goes on the clock for 4 hours STARTING AT 6:30. They will have until 10:30am to make their pick. If their pick has not been made by 10:30am, then the Vikings go on the clock and can make a pick before St. Louis logs in to pick. It is VERY important to keep up with the draft now, you should try to check in at least 2 or 3 times a day if not more.

2a. The clock will also stop overnight. The clock freezes at 12am (midnight), so whoever is on the clock at midnight stays on the clock until after 6am. For example, the Bears go on the clock at 10:30pm, the time their pick expires is 8:30am. Now, in the same scenario, let's say the Bears log on at 3am & make a pick and the Bengals have the next pick in the draft. The Bengals time on the clock starts at 6am and goes until 10am.

2b. For the purpose of this draft we divide the hours up into 15 minute increments. Teams will go on the clock at either :00, :15. :30, or :45. So if a pick is made at 2:34, the next team goes on the clock officially at 2:45. If the board time says it was 8:01 when the pick was made, the next team goes on the clock at 8:15.

3. If you are not going to be able to log in for a while, and your pick is coming up fairly soon, then you probably need to PM me a draft list. This will be a list of a few players IN ORDER that you want to draft. I am drafting for Chicago, so if you pick after me and you don't want to send me your picks, then I need you to either let me know who has authority to pick for you or you can send a draft list to an alternate GM.

4. Alternate GMs....I would like to get at least 2. On Sunday I have to go to Kings Bay, GA to visit a submarine for a couple of days. After that, I am going to visit my grandmother who is very ill and I don't expect to live for very much longer (probably a month or less). While there, I may not have any internet access outside of my iPhone and I'm not sure how much manipulating of the boards I can do from my phone (edit posts to add picks or change rounds). So, from Sunday - Thursday I'm going to be very limited in my access & I'll need the Alternate GMs to kinda keep the draft going.

5. If you miss your pick and there are 4 or 5 picks after your pick made, either an Alternate GM or I will make a pick for you just so that your #10 overall pick doesn't turn into a #33 pick the next time you check the board. If you miss a pick & a pick was made for you that you didn't want, I will give you the option (provided no more than 2 people have picked after the pick was made for you) to change that pick to someone who hasn't been drafted yet. I will then give the 2 people who drafted after you the option to take the player that was selected for you or keep who they drafted. If more than 2 people have drafted after a pick was made for you, then you are stuck with that pick. There is too much to try and change at that point.

6. If you miss 2 picks consecutively or 3 overall, then I will remove you from the draft game and someone else will take over your team. For those teams that did not participate in FA (Jacksonville, Washington, Buffalo, Baltimore, San Diego, Arizona, Green Bay, & Minnesota), if you miss your 1st pick I may remove you from the game and assign your team to an active player. If you are GM of one of those teams & just chose not to participate in FA, then PM me to let me know you are still planning to be a part of the draft & you won't have to worry about that.

7. Here is my preference on how you make your picks (without the bold):

With the 19th pick of the 5th round, the Chicago Bears select:

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

When I do the draftboard the picks are not numbered 1-224, so I need you to say the pick number & the round (19th pick of the 5th round). Also, when I put a drafted player on the draftboard, I am going to put them by NAME, POSITION, COLLEGE, so if you put it in that order (Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford), I can just copy/paste it in. Please also make sure you put your team name on your pick.

8. Now that the draftboard is up, the 1st team on the clock (OTC) can make their pick at any time. They just do not officially go OTC until 6am. If they make a pick, other teams can follow in order, but again, there is no time limit for today, so if #1 makes their pick, St. Louis doesn't have to pick until 10am EST on Friday (3/16/12).

9. Making a trade when you are on the clock is going to be done differently this year. If you are on the clock, you can still trade your pick during the first 2 hours you are on the clock. However, the time does not reset and the person receiving the draft pick will only have the remaining time left to make their pick. We did have some problems last year and this caused delays in the draft. Teams tried to trade their pick right up to the very last minute of their pick and sometimes waiting a little past their pick in the hopes of trading before the next person knew that they were on the clock. Some people I talked to wanted no trades at all once you were on the clock & some didn't want to change it. I decided to use this as a compromise & see how it goes for this year.

For a trade, both parties need to have the trade offer in to a TC member before the 2 hour cutoff. If both parties don't have it in, then no trade. Now, chances of both TC members being online when you are trying to trade a pick while you are on the clock are slim. I'm going to give all TC members authority to approve an on the clock trade when there are less than 30 minutes remaining on the clock. To make sure that the pick gets in, the person RECEIVING the pick must include the person that they are wanting to draft in the trade request. That way, if the person receiving the pick does go offline before it's approved, one of the TC members can post the pick to ensure that the player being traded for isn't lost. And of course, when dealing with on the clock trading, include me in the PMs because I will act as a 4th TC member.

10. This is very important...After you make your pick PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE extend a courtesy to the next person drafting and let them know that they are on the clock. Send that person a PM. That is why I included a list of teams & owners in the 3rd post of this thread.

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Round 1

1. Cleveland - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. St. Louis - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota - Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Indianapolis - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

5. Tampa Bay - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

6. Washington - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

7. Jacksonville - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

8. Miami -Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

9. Carolina - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

10. Buffalo - Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

11. Kansas City - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

12. Seattle - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

13. Arizona - Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina

14. Dallas - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

15. Philadelphia - Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina.

16. New York Jets - Dre Kirkpatrick, DB, Alabama

17. Cincinnati - from Oakland - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

18. San Diego - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

19. Chicago - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

20. Tennessee- Nick Perry, DE, USC

21. Cincinnati- Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

22. Indianapolis - Cleveland via Atlanta –Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

23. Detroit- Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

24. Pittsburgh –Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia

25. Denver- Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

26. Houston- Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

27. New England - from New Orleans- Devon Still, DT/DE, Penn State

28. Green Bay- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

29. Baltimore- Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE, Alabama

30. Philadelphia- Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

31. Philadelphia- Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin

32. New York Giants- Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

Round 2

1. St. Louis- Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

2. Indianapolis- Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington

3. Minnesota- Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

4. Tampa Bay- Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska

5. Cleveland- Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

6. Washington- David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

7. Jacksonville- Mohammed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

8. Carolina- Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

9. Buffalo- Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

10. Miami- Doug Martin, RB, Boise State

11. Seattle- Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

12. Kansas City- Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia

13. Dallas - Bruce Irvin, DE/OLB, West Virginia

14. Atlanta - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan St.

15. New York Jets - Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson

16. New England - from Oakland - Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, Connecticut

17. San Diego - Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU

18. Chicago - Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

19. New England - Ronnell Lewis, LB, Oklahoma

20. Tennessee - Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma St.

21. Cincinnati - Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State

22. Detroit - Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame

23. Atlanta - Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (Ohio)

24. Pittsburgh - Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

25. Denver - Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California

26. Houston - Jared Crick, DL Nebraska

27. New Orleans - Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

28. Green Bay - Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

29. Baltimore - Ben Jones, OC, Georgia

30. San Francisco - Jayron Hosley, CB/PR, Virginia Tech

31. Oakland - Demario Davis, LB, Arkansas State

32. New York Giants - George Iloka, S, Boise State

Round 3

1. Indianapolis - Amini Silatoulu, G, Midwestern State

2. Dallas - Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida

3. Minnesota - Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

4. Indianapolis - Shea McClellin, OLB/DE, Boise St

5. Tampa Bay - Lamichael James, RB, Oregon

6. Washington - Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State

7. Jacksonville - Mike Martin, DT, Michigan

8. Buffalo - Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss

9. Indianapolis - Philip Blake, C/G, Baylor

10. Chicago - from Carolina - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

11. Kansas City - Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama

12. Seattle - Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana- Lafayette

13. New England - Brandon Washington, G, Miami

14. New York Jets - Nigel Bradham, ILB, Florida St.

15. Oakland - forfeited pick Terrelle Pryor - 2011supplemental draft

16. San Diego - Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah St.

17. Chicago - Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana

18. Arizona - Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa St

19. St. Louis - Derek Wolf, DT, Cincinnati

20. Cincinnati - Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Marshall

21. Cincinnati - Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma

22. Atlanta - Michael Egnew, TE, Mizzou

23. Green Bay - Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State

24. Pittsburgh - Billy Winn, DE, Boise State

25. Denver - Brandon Weedon, QB, Oklahoma St.

26. Houston - Jake Bequette, DE/OLB, Arkansas

27. New England - Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina

28. Green Bay - Olivier Vernon, DE/OLB, Miami

29. Baltimore - Robert Trubin, RB, Utah State

30. Indianapolis - Atlanta via San Francisco - Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno St.

31. Pittsburgh - Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati

32. New York Giants - Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Round 4

1. St. Louis - Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest

2. Miami - Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California

3. Minnesota - Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

4. Philadelphia - from Tampa Bay - Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor University

5. Cleveland - Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma

6. Jacksonville - Jeff Allen, G, Illinois

7. Baltimore - Brandon Taylor, DB, LSU

8. Indianapolis - Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina - Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

10. Buffalo - Joe Adams, WR/KR Arkansas

11. Seattle - Ryan Lindley, QB, San Diego St

12. Washington - Keenan Robinson,LB, Texas

13. Green Bay - Dwight Jones, WR, UNC

14. Washington - from Oakland - Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisana-Lafayette

15. San Diego - Nate Potter, OT, Boise St.

16. Chicago - Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona St

17. New England - Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami

18. Dallas - Janzen Jackson, FS, McNeese State

19. Philadelphia - Jaye Howard, DT, Florida

20. Tennessee - Senio Kelemete OG Washington

21. Cincinnati - Chris Rainey, RB, Florida

22. Detroit - Jonathan Massaquoi, DE/OLB, Troy University

23. Cleveland - from Atlanta - Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia

24. Oakland - Bernard Pierce, HB, Temple

25. Denver - Deangelo Peterson, TE, LSU

26. Houston - T.Y. Hilton, WR/ST, Florida International

27. New Orleans - Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas

28. Green Bay - James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma

29. Buffalo - from Baltimore - James Brown, OG/OT, Troy

30. San Francisco - Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma

31. Philadelphia - Adrien Robinson, TE, Cincinnati

32. New York Jets - Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

Round 5

1. Indianapolis - Delano Johnson, OLB, Bowie State

2. Denver - from St. Louis - Antonio Allen, SS, South Carolina

3. Minnesota - Sean Spence, LB, Miami

4. Cleveland - Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas

5. Tampa Bay - Ryan Steed, CB, Furman

6. Kansas City - James Michael Johnson, LB, Nevada

7. Jacksonville - Brandon Mosley, RT, Auburn

8. Carolina - Audie Cole, OLB, North Carolina State

9. Buffalo - DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama

10. Miami - Nick Jean-Baptiste, DT, Baylor

11. Kansas City - Marquis Maze, WR, Alabama

12. Buffalo - from Seattle - Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly

13. Oakland - Donnie Fletcher, DB, Boston College

14. San Diego - Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada

15. Chicago - Trenton Robinson, FS, Michigan St.

16. Dallas - Josh Chichester, TE, Louisville

17. Dallas - Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina

18. Oakland - Emmanuel Acho,LB, Texas

19. New York Giants - Marvin Jones, WR, California

20. Tennessee - Marcus Forston, DT, Miami

21. Cincinnati - Matt McCants, OT, University of Alabama at Birmingham

22. Pittsburgh - Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State

23. Detroit - David Molk, C, Michigan

24. Oakland - Kheeston Randal, DT, Texas

25. Cleveland - Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State

26. Houston - Terrell Manning, OLB, NC State

27. New England - Aaron Henry, FS, Wisconsin

28. Green Bay - Lamar Holmes, OT, Southern Mississippi

29. Baltimore - Evan Rodriguez, FB/RB/TE, Temple

30. San Francisco - Miles Burris, LB/DE, San Diego St.

31. Cincinnati - from New England - Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State

32. New York Giants - DaJohn Harris, DT, USC

Round 6

1. Indianapolis - Nelson Rosario, WR, UCLA

2. St. Louis - Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State

3. Minnesota - Tank Carder, ILB, TCU

4. Tampa Bay - Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin

5. Cleveland - Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State

6. Jacksonville - Derek Carrier, WR, Beloit

7. New Orleans - from Washington - Ron Brooks, CB, LSU

8. Buffalo - Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State

9. New Orleans - from Miami - Malik Jackson, DE, Tennesse

10. Carolina - Trevor Guyton, DE, California

11. Seattle - Tim Fugger, DE, Vanderbilt

12. Kansas City - BJ Coleman, QB, Chattanooga

13. San Diego - Cody Pearcy, WR, Huntingdon

14. Chicago - Chris Greenwood, CB Albion

15. Arizona - Tyler Nielsen, LB, Iowa

16. Arizona - Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma St.

17. Philadelphia - Marcus Rivers, WR, Buffalo University

18. Oakland - Kelcie McCray, SS, Arkansas State

19. Oakland - Deangelo Tyson, DT, UGA

20. Tampa Bay - A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois

21. Cincinnati - Rishaw Johnson, OG, California (PA)

22. San Francisco - Winston Guy Jr., S, Kentucky

23. Detroit - Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M

24. Pittsburgh - Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU

25. Philadelphia - from Denver - Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma University

26. Houston - Josh LeRibeus, OG, Southern Methodist

27. Indianapolis -Miami via New Orleans - Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State

28. Green Bay - Brandon Bolden, RB, Mississippi

29. Baltimore - Josh Oglesby, OT, Wisconsin

30. San Francisco - Tony Jerod Eddie - DE/DT - Texas A&M

31. Oakland - Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

32. New York Giants - Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona

Round 7

1. Indianapolis - Chigbo Anunoby, DT/DE, Morehouse

2. St. Louis - Donta Paige-Moss, DE, North Carolina

3. Minnesota - Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State

4. Cincinnati - Danny Trevathan, LB, Kentucky

5. Tampa Bay - Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State

6. Green Bay - Kyle Wilber, OLB, Wake Forrest

7. Indianapolis - Taylor Thompson, TE/DE, SMU

8. Miami - Brandon Marshall, LB, Nevada

9. Carolina - Sean Richardson, S, Vanderbilt

10. Buffalo - Tahir Whitehead, OLB, Temple

11. Kansas City - Tom Compton, T, South Dakota

12. Seattle - Christian Thompson, FS, South Carolina St.

13. Chicago - Brandon Hardin, FS, Oregon St.

14. Arizona - Quinton Saulsberry, C/OG, Miss St.

15. Arizona - Drew Butler, P, UGA

16. Minnesota - James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State

17. New York Giants - Brad Smelley, FB/TE/HB, Alabama

18. Seattle - Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan St.

19. San Diego - Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon

20. Tennessee - Drake Dunsmore, FB/TE, Northwestern

21. Cincinnati - Juron Criner, Wide Receiver, Arizona

22. Atlanta - Phillip Thomas, S, Syracuse

23. Detroit - Tony Bergstrom, OT/G, Utah

24. Pittsburgh - Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton

25. Denver - Joe Looney, OG, Wake Forest

26. Houston - Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU

27. New Orleans - Adrain Hamiliton, OLB, Prairie View A&M

28. Green Bay - Patrick Witt, QB, Yale

29. Baltimore - Noah Keller, MLB, Ohio

30. Cincinnati - Mike Harris, CB, Florida State

31. Kansas City - Bradie Ewing, FB, Wisconsin

32. New York Giants - Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech


1. Indianapolis - Chase Ford, TE, Miami

2. St. Louis

3. Minnesota

4. Cleveland - Jerry Franklin, ILB, Arkansas

5. Tampa Bay

6. Washington - Michael Smith, RB, Utah State

7. Jacksonville - Lucas Nix, G, Pitt

8. Miami

9. Carolina

10. Buffalo

11. Kansas City

12. Seattle

13. Arizona - Duke Ihenacho, SS, San Jose St.

14. Dallas - Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford

15. Philadelphia

16. New York Jets - Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

17. Oakland - LaRon Byrd, WR, Miami

18. San Diego - Ryan Van Bergen, DE, Michigan

19. Chicago - Aaron Corp, QB, Richmond

20. Tennessee - Eric Page, WR, Toledo

21. Cincinnati - Bobby Rainey, Running Back, Western Kentucky

22. Atlanta

23. Detroit -Tauren Poole, RB Tennessee

24. Pittsburgh - Brandon Lindsey, OLB, Pittsburgh

25. Denver

26. Houston - Robert Blanton, CB/DB, Notre Dame

27. New Orleans

28. Green Bay

29. Baltimore - Dan Hoch, OT, Missouri

30. San Francisco - Tashaun Gipson, CB, Wyoming

31. New England - John Brantley, QB, Florida

32. New York Giants - Chandler Harnish, QB, Nebraska

33. New York Giants - Marcel Jones, OT, Nebraska

34. New England - Justin Bethel, FS, Presbyterian

35. San Francisco - Jeff Demps, RB/KR, Florida

36. Baltimore

37. Green Bay

38. New Orleans

39. Houston - Julian Miller, LB/DE, West Virginia

40. Denver

41. Pittsburgh - Devier Posey, WR, Ohio State

42. Detroit

43. Atlanta

44. Cincinnati - Rhett Ellison, Tight End, U.S.C.

45. Tennessee - Brian Linthicum, TE, Michigan St.

46. Chicago - Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia

47. San Diego - William Vlachos, C, Alabama

48. Oakland

49. New York Jets - Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa

50. Philadelphia

51. Dallas

52. Arizona - Justin Francis, DE, Rutgers

53. Seattle

54. Kansas City

55. Buffalo

56. Carolina

57. Miami

58. Jacksonville

59. Washington

60. Tampa Bay

61. Cleveland

62. Minnesota

63. St. Louis

64. Indianpolis

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Team General Managers 2012

1. Indianapolis (2-14) - m2falcons

2. St. Louis (2-14) - Julio Pwns

3. Minnesota (3-13) - SnellingSomethingGood

4. Cleveland (4-12) - FalconChicquera

5. Tampa Bay (4-12) - Jrob215

6. Washington (5-11) - Jaymadd

]7. Jacksonville (5-11) - m2falcons

8. Miami (6-10) (coin flip w/Carolina) - Threepac Daddy

9. Carolina (6-10) - #1 Pick

10. Buffalo (6-10) - SacFalcFan

11. Kansas City (7-9) (coin flip w/Seattle) - SnellingSomethingGood

12. Seattle (7-9) - TheDirtyWordII

13. Arizona (8-8) - Kennesaw77

14. Dallas (8-8) - agi5

15. Philadelphia (8-8) - BlazerFalcon

16. New York Jets (8-8) - The Dirty Bird & Roseympr

17. Oakland (8-8) (picked owned by Cincinnati) - Raidanation

18. San Diego (8-8) - Zanka

19. Chicago (8-8) - Robb4242

20. Tennessee (9-7) - Kennesaw77

21. Cincinnati* (9-7) - Master Exploder

22. Atlanta* (10-6) (pick owned by Cleveland) - jfalconsp

23. Detroit* (10-6) - Porter Osborne Jr

24. Pittsburgh* (12-4) - SBorBust

25. Denver* (8-8) - jfalconsp

26. Houston* (10-6) - Rai

27. New Orleans* (13-3) (pick owned by New England) - Threepac Daddy

28. Green Bay* (15-1) - T. Mays

29. Baltimore* (12-4) - Knight of God

30. San Francisco* (13-3) - KSFALCON

31. New York Giants* (9-7) - Rai

32. New England* (13-3) - Smiler11

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With the 1st pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select:

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford


Scouting Report

Accuracy: Possesses extraordinary accuracy to all levels of the field. Consistently throws his receivers open, leading his receivers to where the defenders are least likely to be able to impact the reception or stop the receiver from gaining additional yardage. Zips the deep out low and outside. Excellent touch down the seam to fit the ball between the linebacker and safety over the top. Leads his backs on swing passes and receivers on slants/crossers so that they do not have to break stride. Rare accuracy extends to the deep ball, as well, as he throws a tight spiral with good trajectory that makes his passes easy to track over the shoulder.

Arm Strength: Doesn't boast a Matt Stafford-like howitzer, but has plenty of arm strength to make every NFL throw. Fires the deep out from the opposite hash without having to wind up. Confident in the pocket despite pressure around him, as he's shown the ability to make 50+ yard throws even with defenders pulling him down (Arizona State).

Setup/Release: Takes virtually all of his snaps from under center. Quick-footed and balanced in dropping back, scanning the field. Clearly is comfortable in the pocket, stepping up, sliding left or right and dipping his shoulder to avoid contact while setting up to throw. Rarely retreats or takes his way away from the secondary to look at the rush. Boasts a textbook throwing motion. Has an efficient over-the-top release, stepping into the throw and ending with a clean follow-through. The ball doesn't explode out of his hand as it does some passers with greater arm strength, but the fluid motion -- like a smooth golf swing -- generates plenty of torque.

Reading Defenses: Put simply, it is Luck's recognition of defenses that might be his most extraordinary accomplishment. Had full freedom to call audibles at the line and takes advantage of his recognition to improve the offense's chance at a successful play, including often switching from passing plays to handoffs and bootlegs. Often will look one way and throw the other, leaving defenders with very little time to react.

On The Move: Perhaps the most underrated element of his game. Possesses very good straight-line speed for the quarterback position, as well as vision, enough mobility to evade defenders in the open field (not in tight quarters, however) and good strength. Doesn't take unnecessary hits and looks to slide or run out of bounds when he scrambles, but isn't afraid of lowering his shoulder to get the first down or score.

Intangibles: A winner who helped elevate the Stanford program. Highly intelligent; was the valedictorian at Stratford High. Elected to return for his fourth year at Stanford in large part due to the fact that he wanted to finish his degree. Father, Oliver Luck, is a former West Virginia and Houston Oiler quarterback who now serves as the Athletic Director at his alma mater.

Impression: Doesn't have an elite arm, but is a "plus" in just about every other facet of the game. Is about as safe a franchise quarterback prospect you can find.

St Louis are now on the clock

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With the 2nd pick of the 1st round, The Los Angeles Rams select:

Someone out there is so mad right now. You mad bro?

I know someone out there is livid at the fact that I control the QB market. Go ahead bro. Trade me.

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor


The Minnesota Vikings are now on the clock.

And someone out there is so mad.

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question robb. let's say it's my turn to draft and i work out a trade for my pick.. the gm who gets my pick does the time reset for them and they have 4 hours to pick then? (if i missed it above i apologize)

No the 4 hour windows are set. Presumably if a team is trading up they have a player in mind that they want to get -- they shouldn't have to wait any longer to post their pick. No one trades up to then assess the available players --> that's the motivation of the trade down. Imagine if the clock reset every time a trade happened. We've be done by 2015.

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No the 4 hour windows are set. Presumably if a team is trading up they have a player in mind that they want to get -- they shouldn't have to wait any longer to post their pick. No one trades up to then assess the available players --> that's the motivation of the trade down. Imagine if the clock reset every time a trade happened. We've be done by 2015.

Read #9 on the rules in post 1 of this thread & in the discussions thread. I've addressed it there after Sac's question.

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Im taking over the Minnesota Vikings:

With the 3rd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings Select:

Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Kalil is the best non-quarterback in this class, and Minnesota has a major need at left tackle, where the pedestrian Charlie Johnson has sucked all year. The Vikings absolutely need to make sure Christian Ponder is well protected.

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Let's hold on with the picks until Robb gets online. We've had a trade agreed to for our #16 pick and have been waiting for him to come online -- sorry for the delay.

~~~Post-trade update~~~

With the #16 pick in the 2012 IMD NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions (via the New York Jets) select Dre Kirkpatrick, defensive back from the University of Alabama.

Cincinnati Bengals are OTC.

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