The first round of the 2012 NFL draft will once again be show cased in primetime on April 26th. It will kickoff the three day event, in which teams can stockpile on young and upcoming talent.
The Indianapolis Colts have the first overall pick in the draft and at expected to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck as the successor to Peyton Manning who was the franchise player for the last 13 seasons.
Anything is possible after the Colts and the first pick. The Washington Redskins have the second overall pick and are expected to take Baylor’s Heisman winning quarterback Robert Griffin III.
With the Minnesota Vikings holding the third pick, they will have plenty of options to choose from including offensive tackle Matt Kalil from USC. They may also have interest in LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
After the Vikings, the Cleveland Browns will be on the clock with the fourth overall pick.
With many options still available, the Browns will likely draft Alabama running back Trent Richardson to assist young quarterback Colt McCoy and get the offense moving.
With the 5th pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take Claiborne, if still available, to help fill a void for a team filled with young talent and potential after a 10 win season in 2010 but coaching changes in the 2011 season.