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Chicago Bears Fans 2012 Mock Draft, #9 – Carolina Panthers

2011 #1 Pick Cam Newton scored alot of points for the Panthers last year, now can they get someone who can tackle somebody?

Previous Picks:
1)Indianapolis – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
2)Washington – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3)Minnesota – OT Matt Kalil, Southern Cal
4)Cleveland – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
5)Tampa Bay – CB Morris Claiborn, Louisiana State
6)St. Louis – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
7)Jacksonville – WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
8)Miami – QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

The Panthers could not stop anybody last season, every game they played in was like an arcade game. Cam Newton proved in his rookie season that he can be a winning QB in this league, now Ron Rivera should trun his attention to the defense—and more specifically, his pass rush. As a disciple of Buddy Ryan;s 46 defense in Chicago and Jim Johnson’s attacking defense in Philly, you know he wants to get some more guys who can get into the backfield. Maybe if Floyd or Blackmon was available here, you take a long look at one of them—but if they are both off the board, expect a defensive lineman to go here.

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Chicago Bears Fan 2012 Mock Draft…#8, Miami Dolphins

If QB Ryan Tannehill is still on the board at #8, don't expect too much thinking from the Dolphins before that card goes up to the commissioner.

Previous Picks:
1)Indianapolis – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
2)Washington – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3)Minnesota – OT Matt Kalil, Southern Cal
4)Cleveland – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
5)Tampa Bay – CB Morris Claiborn, Louisiana State
6)St. Louis – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
7)Jacksonville – WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

If the draft really falls this way, it would be a dream scenario for the Dolphins, who gets the guy they want WITHOUT having to trade up to get him. Tannehill played under Mike Sherman at Texas A&M, so he has experience in a pro-style offense, and has surprising athleticism. Think Andrew Luck without as much arm strength.
Of course, this is the same team that once drafted Ted Ginn, Jr. with a top-10 pick. So who knows for sure. Vote below on what you think the Dolphins will do:


Chicago Bears Fan 2012 NFL Mock Draft – #7, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags 2012 1st-Round choice, QB Blaine Gabbert

Previous Picks:

1)Indianapolis – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
2)Washington – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3)Minnesota – OT Matt Kalil, Southern Cal
4)Cleveland – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
5)Tampa Bay – CB Morris Claiborn, Louisiana State
6)St. Louis – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

Almost everybody has either DE Melvin Ingram or WR Michael Floyd slotted here. In my opinion, I am not sure I would take Ingram over DE Quinton Coples on shear potential; and I am not sure I would take a defensive end in general over a chance to get a big, physical receiver like Floyd. However, with the state of the Jaguars the way it is, and the high probability that one of those 3 guys will be available at the Dolphins’ spot, this is where I would definitely try to trade down and pick up some extra mid-round picks. Vote on what you think the Jags will do below:


2012 Chicago Bears Fans NFL Mock Draft, Pick #6 – Rams

Will 2012 be the year help arrives for former #1 overall pick, Sam Bradford?

Previous Picks:

1)Indianapolis – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
2)Washington – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3)Minnesota – OT Matt Kalil, Southern Cal
4)Cleveland – RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
5)Tampa Bay – CB Morris Claiborn, Louisiana State

Up next at #6 is the St. Louis Rams. Consensus has it they will be looking to (finally) get QB Sam Bradford some early round help with WRs Justin Blackmon or Michael Floyd. However, there have been late rumblings that they will go defensive line with DE Melvin Ingram or DT Fletcher Cox—which I don’t think you can totally count out, with the influence of Jeff Fisher as head coach. It will also be interesting to see if two teams desperate for a franchise QB, Kansas City and Miami, begin to panic and give up the farm to make sure they get the rights to the 3rd-best QB in this draft, Ryan Tannehill. Vote below on what you think the Rams will do come Draft Friday:


Chicago Bears Fans Mock Draft, Pick #5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Bucs drafted DE Adrian Clayborn(Iowa) with their 1st-round pick in 2011.

Previous Picks:

1) Indianapolis – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2) Washington – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3) Minnesota – Matt Kalil, OT, Southern Cal

4) Cleveland – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

The #5 pick belongs to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Early consensus has been that they would draft CB Morris Claiborne from LSU.  But that was before they gave excessive amounts of money to CB Eric Wright in free agency. Do they invest more money for a potential franchise shut-down CB? Or draft WR Justin Blackmon to team up with Vincent Jackson? Vote below…


Chicago Bears Fans 2012 Mock Draft, Pick #4: Cleveland Browns

Here are the picks so far:
#1: Indianapolis Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
#2: Washington Redskins – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
#3: Minnesota Vikings – OT Matt Kalil, USC

Which brings us to pick 4 overall, the Cleveland Browns. They could go a number of ways: a) Draft a workhorse RB like Trent Richardson, a shutdown CB in Morris Claiborne to team with Joe Haden, or draft a potential franchise QB in Ryan Tannehill, if they still are not sold on Colt McCoy. As last year shows, GM Mike Holmgren cannot be counted out from trading down from a high first-round pick to accumulate extra mid-round picks. So, here’s the poll:


Chicago Bears Fans 2012 Mock Draft

2012 Chicago Bears draft pick, OT Gabe Carimi (Wisconsin)

Alright…the draft is less than 3 weeks away; and what better way to count it down than do our own little mock draft. We know that the top 2 picks will be QB Andrew Luck (Stanford) and QB Robert Griffin III (Baylor); after that, its a crapshoot with, as of now, the Vikings holding all the cards. Reports have them bringing in WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) for a visit—are they really thinking about taking him at #3, or are they planning to trade down to the #8 spot (Dolphins) and take Floyd there? anyway, lets start this off with that #3 Overall Pick, the Minnesota Vikings. Feel free to comment on why you think they will go a particular direction. And please remember—do not vote on how you think they SHOULD draft, or how you (As a Bears Fan) would WANT them to draft—but what you think, knowing about each team as you do, they WILL do. Thanks, and enjoy!!!