Our Predictions for the 2012 NFL Draft picks 25 – 32
25. Denver Broncos – Center Peter Konz Wisconsin
Although the Broncos really need help at Running Back in our opinion their biggest need is at Centre and having invested heavily in Peyton Manning they will want to ensure he gets every chance. Konz will do a nice job for them and looks NFL ready.
26 Houston Texans – WR Alshon Jeffery South Carolina.
The Texans need help on the line, however they will probably look to fill this need in the latter rounds and having made the playoffs in 2011 for the first time, they will be keen to consolidate, and to do this Andre Jonston needs some help. Jeffery is tall and having dropped a stone in weight he is quick. The only way we see the Texans not taking a WR here is if one of the better OTs have dropped and on our draft board they have all gone by now. Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill may also come into the reckoning here.
27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans) – Whitney Mercilus Illinois
The Patriots look to have a pretty complete roster going into 2012 and with 2 1st round picks they are a little spoiled for choice and could trade out of one of these spots. They are renowned for taking the best players still on the board, however this year they can still get quialty and add depth by taking Mercilus who is a good solid all rounder who will offer depth latter in the season when the Playoffs come around.
28. Green Bay Packers – CB Janoris Jenkins North Alabama
The Packers go into the 2012 draft without any glaring weaknesses in the squad having resigned TE Jermichael Finley and having cured the problem at Center thanks to the aquisition of Jeff Saturday. “011 promised much but delivered nothing in the end and most of this was down to poor Corner play down the stretch so they need depth here. Jenkins in our opinion will be the best CB left on the board by pick 28 and looks good value here.
29. Baltimore Ravens WR Rueben Randal
The Ravens need Safety cover and Cornerbacks, however this need is best arddressed in the later rounds as there is not likely to be many 1st round prospects left at this stage. The Ravens need to give Flacco more tarkets and Randal would line up straight away, taking some of the pressure off Anquan Boldin who looked like he was feeling the strain towards the end of last season.
30. San Francisco 49ers – TE Coby Fleener Stanford
The 49ers look good all over the field and with the cream of the WR crop probably gone by now they will probably look to add some depth on offense and Fleener looks like the best option. If a top 5 ranked WR has dropped this far then they could go rthat way instead.
31. New England Patriots – DE Nick Perry Southern California
The patriots like to take the best player available and if Perry is still here at 31 then he should prove too tempting to pass up for New England. A trade is also possible here as someone might want to move back into the first for Brandon Weedon.
32 New York Giants- DT Michael Brockers LSU
The Giants could do with a TE and a left tackle, howebver they could be addressed in rounds 2 & 3 and we think that they could take a punt on Brockers at 32 who could prove to be a bargain given his physical prowess. Brockers could easily be gone by now, however given there seems to be some question marks around him its possible he could slide but not out of the 1st round in our opinion anyway.
So there is its our initial picks, which may change slightly if injury or a major free agency move occurs.