2012 NFL Draft In Review

This was probably one of the more enjoyable drafts for me.  I tend towards the “draft who you need” side of things rather than drafting someone just because someone believes he deserves to be drafted at a certain position.  If you don’t need a QB, don’t draft one and don’t be pressured into drafting a guy just because someone tells you he should go #1 or even in the 1st round.  It was a remarkable showing for the SEC which led all conferences with 42 players selected and the only conference to have a player selected from every single school.  Alabama led all SEC schools (and all schools for that matter) with 8 players selected.  I did a bit of math on this.  253 players were selected over the 3 day draft.  The SEC accounted for 16.6% of those players.  Alabama accounted for 3.2% of those players, and further, Alabama accounted for 19% of the SEC players selected.  I’m not usually the first person to chant SEC! SEC! SEC!, but I gotta admit, that’s pretty impressive.

Here’s how the Indianapolis Colts handled things:

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf.
1 1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Pac-12
2 34 Indianapolis Colts Coby Fleener TE Stanford Pac-12
3 64 Indianapolis Colts Dwayne Allen TE Clemson ACC
3 92 Indianapolis Colts T. Y. Hilton WR Florida International Sun Belt
5 136 Indianapolis Colts Josh Chapman DT Alabama SEC
5 170 Indianapolis Colts Vick Ballard RB Mississippi State SEC
6 206 Indianapolis Colts LaVon Brazill WR Ohio MAC
7 208 Indianapolis Colts Justin Anderson G Georgia SEC
7 214 Indianapolis Colts Tim Fugger LB Vanderbilt SEC
7 253 Indianapolis Colts Chandler Harnish QB Northern Illinois MAC

 

If you haven’t seen it, check out the video reaction from Mr. Irrelevant.

 

Here’s how the Denver Broncos handled things:

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf.
2 36 Denver Broncos Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati Big East
2 57 Denver Broncos Brock Osweiler QB Arizona State Pac-12
3 67 Denver Broncos Ronnie Hillman RB San Diego State MWC
4 101 Denver Broncos Omar Bolden CB Arizona State Pac-12
4 108 Denver Broncos Philip Blake C Baylor Big 12
5 137 Denver Broncos Malik Jackson DE Tennessee SEC
6 188 Denver Broncos Danny Trevathan LB Kentucky SEC

 

Here’s the list of Alabama players drafted:

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf.
1 3 Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson RB Alabama SEC
1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark Barron S Alabama SEC
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama SEC
1 25 New England Patriots Dont’a Hightower LB Alabama SEC
2 35 Baltimore Ravens Courtney Upshaw LB Alabama SEC
5 136 Indianapolis Colts Josh Chapman DT Alabama SEC
5 146 Kansas City Chiefs DeQuan Menzie CB Alabama SEC
7 247 Cleveland Browns Brad Smelley TE Alabama SEC

 

And, finally, here’s how the entire SEC faired:

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf.
1 3 Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson RB Alabama SEC
1 6 Dallas Cowboys Morris Claiborne CB LSU SEC
1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark Barron S Alabama SEC
1 10 Buffalo Bills Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina SEC
1 12 Philadelphia Eagles Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State SEC
1 14 St. Louis Rams Michael Brockers DT LSU SEC
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama SEC
1 18 San Diego Chargers Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina SEC
1 25 New England Patriots Dont’a Hightower LB Alabama SEC
2 35 Baltimore Ravens Courtney Upshaw LB Alabama SEC
2 41 Buffalo Bills Cordy Glenn G Georgia SEC
2 45 Chicago Bears Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina SEC
2 62 Green Bay Packers Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt SEC
2 63 New York Giants Rueben Randle WR LSU SEC
3 73 San Diego Chargers Brandon Taylor S LSU SEC
3 90 New England Patriots Jake Bequette DE Arkansas SEC
4 99 Houston Texans Ben Jones C Georgia SEC
4 104 Carolina Panthers Joe Adams WR Arkansas SEC
4 112 Arizona Cardinals Bobby Massie OT Ole Miss SEC
4 114 Seattle Seahawks Jaye Howard DT Florida SEC
4 116 Cincinnati Bengals Orson Charles TE Georgia SEC
4 118 Minnesota Vikings Jarius Wright WR Arkansas SEC
4 123 Philadelphia Eagles Brandon Boykin CB Georgia SEC
4 124 Buffalo Bills Ron Brooks CB LSU SEC
4 131 New York Giants Brandon Mosley OT Auburn SEC
4 134 Minnesota Vikings Greg Childs WR Arkansas SEC
5 136 Indianapolis Colts Josh Chapman DT Alabama SEC
5 137 Denver Broncos Malik Jackson DE Tennessee SEC
5 146 Kansas City Chiefs DeQuan Menzie CB Alabama SEC
5 150 St. Louis Rams Rokevious Watkins G South Carolina SEC
5 159 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Rainey RB Florida SEC
5 170 Indianapolis Colts Vick Ballard RB Mississippi State SEC
6 175 Minnesota Vikings Blair Walsh K Georgia SEC
6 181 Seattle Seahawks Winston Guy S Kentucky SEC
6 188 Denver Broncos Danny Trevathan LB Kentucky SEC
6 192 Atlanta Falcons Charles Mitchell S Mississippi State SEC
7 208 Indianapolis Colts Justin Anderson G Georgia SEC
7 214 Indianapolis Colts Tim Fugger LB Vanderbilt SEC
7 236 Baltimore Ravens DeAngelo Tyson DT Georgia SEC
7 242 New York Jets Antonio Allen S South Carolina SEC
7 247 Cleveland Browns Brad Smelley TE Alabama SEC
7 249 Atlanta Falcons Travian Robertson DT South Carolina SEC
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