It’s certainly still very early in the draft season but it’s never too early for a mock draft!
Each BuffaLowDown mock draft is featured in the DC Pro Sports Report, WalterFootball.com, Sports Jabber, hailredskins.com and fftoolbox.com mock draft databases. Each site keeps track of a huge number mock drafts all over the web.
1. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck – QB, Stanford
Don’t let anyone kid you: this is going to be the pick. Period.
2. St. Louis Rams
Robert Griffin III – QB, Baylor
I don’t think the Rams end up picking here. Someone (Cleveland? Washington?) is trading up to nab RG3.
3. Minnesota Vikings
Matt Kalil – OT, USC
The Vikings could go a lot of directions, but it’s hard to turn down a franchise tackle.
4. Cleveland Browns
Justin Blackmon – WR, Oklahoma State
I was sort of hoping Blackmon would fall to Buffalo at #10, but I think Blackmon’s great Fiesta Bowl performance locked up a earlier selection for him.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Trent Richardson – RB, Alabama
I wouldn’t go RB in the top five, but if you’re going to do it you might as well get someone as talented as Richardson.
6. Washington Redskins
Morris Claiborne – CB, LSU
Don’t rule out Redskins-style craziness here, but if Claiborne’s still here they should nab him.
8. Carolina Panthers
Riley Reiff – OT, Iowa
The Panthers need help nearly everywhere, but Reiff’s a pretty good value at #8. Don’t be surprised if they go defense instead, though.
9. Miami Dolphins
Courtney Upshaw – OLB, Alabama
The Dolphins would love Reiff here, but would settle for Upshaw, a great pass rusher who would likely sack Ryan Fitzpatrick 40 times over the next few years.
10. Buffalo Bills
Jonathan Martin – OT, Stanford
After passing on so many tackles over the years, the Bills finally grab one with absurdly talented Martin.
11. Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly – LB, Boston College
This tackling machine would be a nice upgrade to the KC defense.
12. Seattle Seahawks
Devon Still – DT, Penn State
Quietly, the Seahawks have put together a pretty talented young defense. Still would be another great piece.
13. Arizona Cardinals
David DeCastro – OG, Stanford
The Arizona O-line is a mess and they would love Martin or Reiff to fall to them somehow. If not, they’ll still be happy with the intelligent, rugged DeCastro.
14. Dallas Cowboys
Dre Kirkpatrick – CB, Alabama
Kirkpatrick’s recent arrest won’t help his case, but I can’t see the Cowboys caring too much. They need help in the secondary in the worst way.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
Vontaze Burfict – LB, Arizona State
The “Dream Team” somehow forgot to include “get some talent at linebacker” to last season’s to-do list. Burfict will help remedy the situation.
16. New York Jets
Melvin Ingram – DE, South Carolina
The Jets need help on both lines, but will go defense here.