2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0
|2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0|
|The first round of the NFL Draft is always a jigsaw puzzle that takes four months to assemble. The grades are one component that has to fall into place, but so do roster needs and the assessment of how each player fits into a particular team's scheme. With 22 days to go before the picking starts, most of the legwork has been done and the big picture is starting to come together for many clubs.
Our biggest headline this time around is Alabama running back Trent Richardson's rise back into the top five, where he seems destined to stay. There's also still no deal for No. 3 quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who I've left paired with No. 8 Miami. Some new names appear in the bottom third of our first round, and some familiar ones (Kendall Wright, Janoris Jenkins) have disappeared. Here's our fourth attempt to mock out what will transpire April 26 in midtown Manhattan. (Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)