Editors of FanSided Get Together For A Mock Draft

By Ernie Padaon

The editors of each FanSided group played general manager for all of their respective teams in a mock draft. I got to play general manager for our Bolts, but I was not able to make any trades and had to sit around and wait for the 18th pick in the draft. I am pretty sure I would have tried to trade up to get Mark Barron. Here are your results:

1 Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck QB Stanford2 Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III QB Baylor3 Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil OT USC4 Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson RB Alabama5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne CB LSU6 St. Louis Rams Justin – Blackmon WR Oklahoma State7 Jacksonville Jaguars – Quinton Coples DE North Carolina8 Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M9 Carolina Panthers – Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State10 Buffalo Bills – Luke Kuechly MLB Boston College11 Kansas City Chiefs – David DeCastro OG Stanford12 Seattle Seahawks – Melvin Ingram OLB/DE South Carolina13 Arizona Cardinals – Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame14 Dallas Cowboys – Dontari Poe DT Memphis15 Philadelphia Eagles – Michael Brockers DT LSU16 New York Jets – Andre Branch DE Clemson17 Cincinnati Bengals – Mark Barron S Alabama18 San Diego Chargers – Dont’a Hightower ILB Alabama19 Chicago Bears – Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina20 Tennessee Titans – Nick Perry DE USC21 Cincinnati Bengals – Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama22 Cleveland Browns – Kendall Wright WR Baylor23 Detroit Lions – Peter Konz C Wisconsin24 Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordy Glenn OG Georgia25 Denver Broncos – Devon Still DT Penn State26 Houston Texans – Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois27 New England Patriots – Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama28 Green Bay Packers – Shea McClellin OLB Boise State29 Baltimore Ravens – Jonathan Martin OT Stanford30 San Francisco 49ers – Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin31 New England Patriots – Riley Reiff OT Iowa32 New York Giants – Coby Fleener TE Stanford

Nick Perry, Shea McClellin, Courtney Upshaw and Whitney Mercilus all still available and I went with a middle linebacker?!?!?! Dont’a Hightower is a beast and is more of a sure thing than any of those other players. Takeo Spikes is not getting any younger and Hightower is versatile enough to play outside and inside. He will get more opportunities on the field this year and get to learn under Takeo.  As I share in our roundtable later today, I like Hightower more than most should.

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dont