NFL Draft 1st round recap: 6.0

Justin BlackmonRounding out our NFL Draft analyses, here is our 6th and final recap of the 1st round draft picks of the 2012 NFL Draft, as we analyze the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Indianapolis Colts top draft choices.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars-WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

With the addition of Blackmon (81), if Gabbert can’t make an improvement from a disastrous rookie season, the Jags may be looking at a quarterback in 2013

Acquired the rights from TB

With the 5th overall draft choice in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up from the 7th overall pick to grab quarterback Blaine Gabbert’s future, top receiving target, 2-time Biletnikoff Award winner Justin Blackmon.

At Oklahoma State last season, Blackmon caught 121 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns for the 2011 Fiesta Bowl Champion Cowboys. Only the 2nd Biletnikoff Award winner ever in college football, Blackmon has solid wide receiver size (6’1, 215) and should certainly help bolster an extremely weak Jacksonville passing offense.

After releasing veteran quarterback David Garrard in favor of Gabbert, the Jaguars finished with the NFL’s worst total offense (259.3 yards per game), worst passing offense (136.2 yards per game), compiled the 2nd-worst completion percentage (51.2%), the worst average yards per pass attempt (5.4), the 2nd-lowest total passing touchdowns (12), and compiled the NFL’s worst passer rating (62.2).  Read more here…

NFL Draft 1st round recap: 4.0

In our fourth of six 2012 NFL 1st round draft recaps, we take a quick analyses of the picks made by the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Kansas City Chiefs. One of these draft choices was an extremely smart pick, a couple of these draft choices were extremely safe picks, one draft choice was a reach, and one draft choice left our heads scratching (to say the least). Here is our fourth 1st round recap, recapping draft choices 15 through 11, enjoy!

15. Seattle Seahawks-OLB Bruce Irvin, West Virginia

Acquired the rights from PHI

With the 15th pick in the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks won the award for the “Most Shocking/Dumbest/Most Overvalued Pick” of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Seahawks are a team with many pressing needs, and the ‘hawks could have easily snatched Irvin in the second round.

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NFL Draft 1st round recap: 3.0

In our third of six NFL Draft first round recaps, we take a quick analyses of picks made by the Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Jets. Similar to our two previous draft analyses, some of these picks were great and some picks were just plain puzzling. With that, here is our third 2012 1st round NFL Draft analysis, enjoy!

20. Tennessee Titans-WR Kendall Wright, Baylor

With the 20th selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Titans selected slick Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright. With this pick, the Titans may have changed the outcome of the rest of the first round.

A bit of a shocking selection, I projected the Titans would select Stanford offensive guard David DeCastro, the Browns would pick Wright with the 22nd pick, and there would have been a very slim possibility that the Denver Broncos would have stayed in the first round to draft Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.

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