Results from the Final 2012 Live Mock Draft

Okay, now this one went a bit differently as I managed a trade before the start of the draft. I traded the Texans 2nd round pick to the Dolphins for their 3rd & 5th round picks (picks #72 & #145) due to my gut feeling that none of the players I wanted in the 2nd would be there. Once it played out, my guess was dead on, as Shea McClellin, Alameda Ta'amu, & Bruce Irvin were all gone before #58. Also to my dismay, the Steelers traded up to the top of the 3rd to grab Josh Chapman, so that adjusted my draft strategy a bit. So now, here we go......

26. Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
I'm sticking with my guns on this one. There's not a single player with more upside in the later rounds that isn't an even bigger risk, although maybe I should have listened to what Baltimore would have offered as they were trying to trade up for him as early as #21

72. James Brown, OG/OT, Troy
He could compete for the starting RG spot or be valuable depth for the future as Caldwell is in his contract year

76. Derek Wolfe, DE, Cincinatti
We needed depth at DE & he could eventually replace Antonio Smith

99. Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
Insurance for Butler in case he gets hurt or leaves in free agency next year

121. David Molk, C, Michigan
There's no depth at Center, so best to have a backup for the worse case scenario

145. Rhett Ellison, TE/FB, USC
His versatility will be helpful & his size can create mismatches

161. Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, DT, Baylor
Missed out on Chapman & Hicks, so he's the next best option

195. Adrian Hamilton, OLB, Prairie View A&M
Everyone keeps harping about how deep the WR class is, yet they neglect to mention that the DE/OLB class is just as deep. Also, to quote Southpaw on this pick, "dont care what anyone says, 20 sacks in 11 games is pretty damn good no matter what level."

233. Derek Carrier, WR, Beloit
A small school monster, 6'3" 240 lbs, ran a 4.47 40 yard dash & a 6.67 3 cone drill at the Wisconsin Pro Day. Very solid production despite crappy support & constant double & triple teams. Also, he was a three sport athlete at Beloit, playing football, basketball, & running track. Also excelled in his academics, so he's got a good head on his shoulders.

Texans UDFAs
RB Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky
Strong candidate to take over the #3 RB spot, also has return skills
ILB Marcus Dowtin, North Alabama
Very good & instinctual ILB, but at 6'3" 230 lbs, he's a bit undersized
RB Foswhitt Whittaker, Texas
Competition for Rainey, he's more of a speed demon, but coming off an ACL tear
DE Morkeith Brown, Temple
6'6" 270 lbs beast from Temple, only knock is that he's 26 years old, but he spent 3 years in the Army before attending Temple
DT Mike Daniels, Iowa
More depth on the D-Line. At 6'1" 291 lbs, he's a tweener at DT & DE

Missed out on a kicker due to not being fast enough using my phone as UDFAs were free for alls. Guess I'd depend on the Texans finding a cheap veteran kicker. Also, Greg Zuerlein was drafted early in the 7th by the Vikings, making him the only kicker that was drafted.

Full Draft Results Here

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