Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Giants fan Eric Mabee (right) poses for a photo before the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
The NFL Draft is finally about to begin. Here is your first draft open thread of the evening, along with the complete first-round draft order.
You will notice a change. Minutes ago the Cleveland Browns swapped three picks to the Minnesota Vikings to move up from No. 4 to No. 3 in the first round -- apparently to guarantee that they will be able to secure Alabama running back Trent Richardson.
I am going to try to update the draft order with the picks as they come in. I may also open new threads if the comment volume warrants -- which I am guessing it will.
Enjoy the draft, folks. Away we go!
Here is the 2012 NFL draft order:
1. Indianapolis Colts -- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford ... Gee, we didn't see that coming.
2. Washington Redskins -- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3. Cleveland Browns -- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
4. Minnesota Vikings -- Matt Kalil, OT, USC
5. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
6. Dallas Cowboys -- Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU ... Wow! Big move by Dallas
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Mark Barron, S, Alabama
8. Miami Dolphins -- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
9. Carolina Panthers -- Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
10. Buffalo Bills -- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
11 Kansas City Chiefs -- Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
12. Philadelphia Eagles -- Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
13. Arizona Cardinals -- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
14. St. Louis Rams -- Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
15. Seattle Seahawks -- Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia
16. New York Jets -- Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
17. Cincinnati Bengals -- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
18. San Diego Chargers -- Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina
19. Chicago Bears -- Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State
20. Tennessee Titans -- Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
21. New England Patriots -- Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
22. Cleveland Browns -- Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
23. Detroit Lions -- Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
24. Pittsburgh Steelers -- David DeCastro, G, Stanford
25. New England Patriots -- Dont'a Hightower, MLB, Alabama
26. Houston Texans -- Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois
27. Cincinnati Bengals -- Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
28. Green Bay Packers -- Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
29. Minnesota Vikings -- Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
30. San Francisco 49ers -- A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
32. New York Giants -- David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
-- See SB Nation's Mocking The Draft for complete draft coverage