3 round mock draft, by @Raiderdraftnik

This article is the work of Tyler Dickson, who is an avid follower of college football and a Raiders fan.  You can follow him on Twitter @raiderdraftnik for his thoughts on players as we lead up to the draft.

UPDATED 4/4/2012: Some player movements as draft workouts and further film review move the field.

ROUND ONE

  Pick        Team                       Player                   Reasoning

1st overall Indianapolis
Colts
Andrew Luck, QB Stanford Best Pro QB prospect in ten years and has it all:  arm, intangibles and accuracy.
2nd overall
(From STL)
Washington
Redskins
Robert Griffin III,
QB Baylor
Redskins traded into the position and moved up to get a franchise QB. they do, with an athletic freak at the QB position
3rd overall Minnesota
Vikings
Matt Kalil,
OT USC
Vikings got their franchise QB last year in Christian Ponder. This year they get his blind side protector.
4th overall protector.
Cleveland
Browns
Trent Richardson
RB Alabama
Browns lost Hillis in free agency.  With Richardson, they get someone better.
5th overall Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Morris Claiborne
CB LSU
With Talib’s legal problems and Barber’s age the Bucs make an easy pick here.
6th overall
(From WAS)
St. Louis
Rams
Malcolm Floyd
WR ND
The Rams surprise everyone and take Floyd here instead of Blackmon. I would.
7th overall Jacksonville
Jaguars
Melvin Ingram
DE S.Car
The Jags need some pass rush but could go Justin Blackmon here, instead.
8th overall Miami
Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill
QB Texas A&M
Miami needs help on offense. They get a franchise QB, here, and sit him behind Matt Moore for a season.
9th overall Carolina
Panthers
Michael Brockers
DT LSU
Carolina needs to stop the run. They start by picking Brockers from LSU’s potent D.
10th overall Buffalo
Bills
Luke Kuechly
LB BC
Buffalo got their pass rush in free agency, now they get a QB for their D with Kuechly.
11th overall Kansas City
Chiefs
Dontari Poe
DT Memphis
KC has made solid moves in FA, taking Poe would continue their solid offseason.
12th overall Seattle
Seahawks
Quinton Coples
DE UNC
Seattle would have liked a QB here, but none remain worth the pick so they go for a pass rusher.
13th overall Arizona Cardinals Riley Reiff
OT Iowa
Even with Levi Brown re-signing the Cards need some O-Line help.
14th overall Dallas
Cowboys
David Decastro
OG Stanford
Dallas looks to solidify their O-line, take a ten year starter that can plug in immediately.
15th overall Philadelphia
Eagles
Fletcher Cox
DT Mis.State
Philly needs some help in the middle of their ‘wide 9’. Cox will do that and more.
16th overall New York
Jets
Courtney Upshaw
LB Alabama
Rex loves his defense and needs a pass rusher. His D will wreak havoc with Upshaw.
17th overall
(From OAK)
Cincinnati
Bengals
Cordy Glenn
OG Georgia
Lewis loves SEC players. Here, he gets  O-Line help with Glenn, who can play OT or OG.
18th overall San Diego
Chargers
Jonathan Martin
OT Stanford
SD needs some serious help on the O-line. They address one of their biggest needs with this pick.
19th overall Chicago
Bears
Justin Blackmon
WR Ok.State
Chicago laughs as they have Blackmon fall to them. With the trade for Brandon Marshall they now have one of the best WR tandems in league.
20th overall Tennessee
Titans
Dre Kirkpatrick
CB Alabama
The Titans lost CB Finnegan in free agency, so they look to replace him with Kirkpatrick
21st overall Cincinnati
Bengals
Stephon Gilmore
CB S.Car
Like I said, Lewis likes the SEC.  With this pick, he gets a CB to team with Leon Hall.
22nd overall
(From ATL)
Cleveland
Browns
Stephen Hill
WR G.Tech
The Browns continue to add weapons to their offense with a potential no. 1 WR in Hill.
23rd overall Detroit
Lions
Janoris Jenkins
CB N.Alabama
Detroit need help in the secondary. Here, they roll the dice, choosing Jenkins’ talent over his character concerns.
24th overall Pittsburgh
Steelers
Mike Adams
OT OSU
Steelers need to protect Big-Ben. They try to with this pick, Tomlins’ second in a row 1st round pick out of OSU.
25th overall Denver
Broncos
Jerel Worthy
DT Mich State
After losing Bunkley to NO the Broncos draft his replacement in DT Jerel Worthy.
26th overall Houston
Texans
Kendall Wright
WR Baylor
Houston wants a WR to team up with A.Johnson.  In steps Wright to fill that spot.
27th overall
(From NO)
New England
Patriots
Whitney Mercilus
DE Illinois
NE’s offense is fine, now, so Belichick can start building a D.  1st thing he needs is a pass rush.
28th overall Green Bay
Packers
Nick Perry,
DE USC
GB needs a Push rusher across from Clay Mathews. With this pick, two former USC boys unite.
29th overall Baltimore
Ravens
Shea McClellin
DE Boise state
The Ravens get a Hybrid Pass-rusher to go beside Terrell Suggs - scary stuff!
30th overall San Francisco
49ers
Coby Fleener
TE Stanford
SF has Veron Davis but Harbaugh knows what he’s doing. Fleener is flying up draft boards and Harbaugh was his coach at Stanford.
31st overall New England
Patriots
Devon Still
DT Penn State
Belichick keeps building his D: 2nd thing NE needs: a DT to clog the middle
32nd overall New York
Giants
Lamar Miller
RB Miami
With Jacobs moving on, the Giants select a RB to pair with A. Bradshaw.

 ROUND TWO

Pick           Team                     Player                     Reasoning

33rd 

overall

St. Louis
Rams
Kendall Reyes
DT UConn
Rams need some help up the middle so they go with Reyes.
34th
overall
Indianapolis
Colts
Mark Barron
S Alabama
Colts are rebuilding they get a Defensive stepping-stone.
35th
overall
Minnesota
Vikings
Alfonso Dennard
CB Nebraska
Vikings need serious help in the secondary thats why they go CB here.
36th
overall
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Peter Konz
C Wisconsin
The bucs let go of Jeff Faine in the off season here is a replacement.
37th
overall
Cleveland
Browns
Brandon Weeden
QB Ok.State
Browns get a steal here with Weeden being a top player if younger.
38th
overall
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Alshon Jeffery
WR S.Car
The Jags look to give their QB of the future more weapons.
39th
overall
(F/ WAS)
St.Louis
Rams
Bobbie Massie
OT Ole Miss
If Fisher wants to keep his QB safe he’ll make this pick.
40th
overall
Carolina
Panthers
Jayron Hosley
CB VA. tech
The Panthers were last in pass D last year,they need help bad.
41st
overall
Buffalo
Bills
Josh Robinson
CB UCF
Great combine plus the Bills secondary is aging.
42nd
overall
Miami
Dolphins
Harrison Smith
SS ND
After the fins released Y.Bell they fill the void with Smith.
43rd
overall
Seattle
Seahawks
David Wilson
RB VA.tech
They just signed M.Lynch to a big deal but he can’t take all the workload.
44th
overall
Kansas City
Chiefs
Donta Hightower
LB Alabama
KC gets LB to put along side Johnson.

45th
overall

Dallas
Cowboys
Ronnell Lewis
DE Oklahoma
Jones loves Big 12 and gets a Spencer replacement for next year.
46th
overall
Philideplhia
Eagles
Zach Brown
LB UNC
Eagles need some linebackers fast Reid gets one in Brown.Brown is a Athletic freak as a LB.
47th
overall
New York
Jets
Doug Martin
RB Boise State
The Jets run game has to get up and running(pun intended) and Martin is their man to do it.
48th
overall
(F/OAK)
New England
Patriots
James Brown
OT Troy
Belichick takes a break from Defense and gets a versatile Lineman.
49th
overall
San Diego
Chargers
Kevin Zeilter
OG Wisconsin
SD continues to bulk up their line with the losses of Dielman and McNeill
50th
overall
Chicago
Bears
Vinny Curry
DE Marshall
Bears get a pass rusher to put out there with Julius peppers
51st
overall
Philidelphia
Eagles
Rueben Randle
WR LSU
Andy Reid loves his offense and gets a possession  receiver to go with his speed merchants.
52nd
overall
Tennessee
Titans
Lavonte David
LB Nebraska
Tennessee go D again and get a starting potential MLB or SAM in David.
53rd
overall
Cincinnati
Bengals
Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
The Bengals get a great pick-up, to team up with Beast DT Geno Atkins
54th
overall
Detroit
Lions
Chris Polk
RB Washington
After Mikel Leshores arrest the Lions need some RBs.
55th
overall
Atlanta
Falcons
Orson Charles
TE Georgia
Falcons draft a replacement for future HOF Tony Gonzalez.
56th
overall
Pittsburgh
Steelers
Alameda Ta’amu
NT Washington
Steelers do the same and draft replacement for Casey Hampton.
57th
overall
Denver
Broncos
Kelechi Osemele
OG Iowa.St
Broncos need to strengthen their line in the middle so they go with a guard here to protect Manning.
58th
overall
Houston
Texans
Jared Crick
DE Nebraska
Coming off and injury but still can be top player the texans take a DE for Run downs.
N/A New Orleans Saints Forfeited Pick Saints lost this pick because of ‘BountyGate’
59th
overall
Green Bay
Packers
Trumaine Johnson
CB Montana
Packers Secondary is getting old so they get a DB here. C.Woodsons a good teacher, too.
60th
overall
Baltimore
Ravens
Jameel Fleming
CB Oklahoma
The Ravens only have three CBs on their roster they need bodies quickly.
61st
overall
San Francisco
49ers
Mitchell Schwartz
OT Cal
Schwartz will be moved inside to replace Dan Snyder.
62nd
overall
New England
Patriots
Casey Howard
CB Vanderbilt
Belichick needs to shore up that secondary and fast.
63rd
overall
New York
Giants
Dwayne Allen
TE Clemson
The Giants have two TEs coming off knee injuries and pick up good player to play next to M.Bennett.

 Third Round

Pick             Team                    Player                  Reasoning

64th
overall
Indianapolis
Colts
Brian Quick
WR App.State
Colts look to give Andrew Luck some weapons alongside Reggie Wayne.
65th
overall
St.Louis
Rams
Mychal Kendricks
LB California
Blew up the combine, Rams need a LB, he’ll start day 1.
66th
overall
Minnesota
Vikings
Chris Givens
WR Wake Forest
Vikings need to give Ponder some weapons Givens should be one.
67th
overall
Cleveland
Browns
Mike Martin
DT Michigan
After all the offense in first few round browns go defense to clog up run lanes.
68th
overall
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Bobby Wagner
LB Utah State
The Bucs have only one decent LB so they’d need help now.
69th
overall
Washington
Redskins
Brandon Boykin
CB Georgia
After all there moves to fix offense the skins look to fix the defense.
70th
overall
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Markelle Martin
S Ok.State
Jags go for a safety to move Dwight Lowery back to CB.
71st
overall
Buffalo
Bills
Marvin Jones
WR California
They have there D sorted so the Bills go for WR to help Steve Johnson out of Double-Teams.
72nd
overall
Miami
Dolphins
Chandler Jones
DE Syracuse
Dolphins are changing to a 4-3 so the need to get some 4-3 ends.
73rd
overall
(from CAR)
Miami
Dolphins
Dwight Jones
WR UNC
Dolphins traded away Brandon Marshall they need serious help at WR.
74th
overall
Kansas City
Chiefs
Kirk Cousins
QB MSU
KC goes QB now to give Cassel Competition, I think Cousins will win.
75th
overall
Seattle
Seahawks
Brandon Washington
OG Miami(FL)
The Seahawks just went a got Flynn now they have to protect him.
76th
overall
Houston
Texans
Josh Chapman
NT Alabama
The Texans don’t have a true NT so they get Chapman. (The Raiders miss out.)
77th
overall
New York
Jets
Nick Toon
WR Wisconsin
With Plaxico gone and Holmes insane the jets need a WR
N/A Oakland Raiders Forfeited Pick Used to select Terrelle Pryor, QB,Ohio state.
78th
overall
San Diego
Chargers
Jonathan Massaquoi
DE Troy
SD got J. Johnson to stop the run they get J.Massa to rush the passer.
79th
overall
Chicago
Bears
Sean Spence
LB Miami(FL)
The Bears Solidfy the WLB spot with Spence.
80th
overall
Arizona
Cardinals
Lamichael James
LB Oregon
Arizona gets a change of pace back to play behind Beanie Wells
81st
overall
Dallas
Cowboys
George Iloka
S Boise State
Cowboys gave B.Pool one year  deal they can’t believe he’s the answer.
82nd
overall
Tennessee
Titans
Ben Jones
OC Georgia
Tennesse needs help at C and they didn’t get J.Saturday so they grab one here.
83rd
overall
Cincinnati
Bengals
Juron Criner
WR Arizona
Bengals look to add a WR to Help out Andy Dalton and A.J Green.
84th overall Atlanta
Falcons
Isaiah Pead
RB Cincinnati
M.Turners getting old and they don’t have starting quality backups falcons go RB.
85th
overall
Detroit
Lions
Dwight Bentley
CB LA-Lafayette
The Lions need to fill CB with a roster bare of talent at the position.
86th overall Pittsburgh
Steelers
Bernard Piecre
RB Temple
Mendenhall won’t be ready for the season so they Steelers prepare for it with this pick.
87th overall Denver
Broncos
Greg Childs
WR Arkansas
Manning makes a draft pick of his own.
88th overall Philidelphia
Eagles
Russell Wilson
QB Wisconsin
VY is FA so the Eagles get a back-up in Wilson.
89th overall New Orleans
Saints
Bruce Irvin
LB W.Virginia
The saints need speed at the position and get it with a pass-rushing situation gem.
90th overall Green Bay
Packers
Tyrone Crawford
DE Boise State
Packers need to replace Cullen Jenkins so they go with Crawford,Their offense is fine their defense isn’t.
91st overall Baltimore
Ravens
Andrew Datko
OT FSU
After going D with there first picks ravens needs to bulk up there o-line and replace Ben Grubbs.
92nd overall San Francisco
49ers
Joe Adams
WR Arkansas
The 49ers get a WR to take the top off of defenses so they take Adams here.(because R.Moss won’t)
93rd overall New England
Patriots
Antonio Allen
S S.Car
Belichick does it again and goes D to help build his young secondary.
94th overall New York
Giants
Michael James Johnson
LB Neveda
The Giants look to bulk up at LB with MJM and get a starter in the process.
95th overall Oakland
Raiders
Josh Kaddu
LB Oregon
The Raiders are so weak at the position they need a SLB here,I tossed a coin between Demario Davis and Kaddu won.

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