2012 POD Mock Draft: First Round Recap

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The 2012 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft came to a close on Monday. I'd like to thank everybody who participated in the mock either by making picks or simply voting on them. Just like always, it will be interesting to see which picks come true when the actual draft happens later this week.

As we wrap up the 2012 POD Mock Draft, I want to take a moment to examine some stats from each round. Today, we examine the first round.

  • The highest approval ratings of the first round involved the first three picks of the draft. BtotheLT's pick of Robert Griffin III for the Washington Redskins netted a 94 percent approval rating. Lionsfan_772's pick of Andrew Luck for the Indianapolis Colts and Dave Marshall's pick of Matt Kalil for the Minnesota Vikings were just behind at 93 and 92 percent, respectively.
  • Just like last year, five of the picks in the first round received approval ratings in the 80s: Riley Reiff going to the Arizona Cardinals with the 13th pick (80 percent), Courtney Upshaw going to the San Diego Chargers with the 18th pick (82 percent), Whitney Mercilus going to the Tennessee Titans with the 20th pick (80 percent), Nick Perry going to the New England Patriots with the 27th pick (80 percent) and Dont'a Hightower going to the Baltimore Ravens with the 29th pick (86 percent).
  • The lowest approval rating of the first round was for the 25th pick, which was Brandon Thompson going to the Denver Broncos. It received an approval rating of 31 percent.
  • The average approval rating for the first round was 68 percent, which is up from 62.8 percent last year.

You can check out all of the first-round picks from the 2012 POD Mock Draft after the jump.

ROUND 1
# Team General Manager
Player Pos. College Approval
1 Indianapolis Colts
lionsfan_772 Andrew Luck QB
Stanford
93%
2 Washington Redskins (from STL)
BtotheLT Robert Griffin III QB
Baylor
94%
3 Minnesota Vikings
Dave Marshall Matt Kalil OT
USC
92%
4 Cleveland Browns
Bighaircut Justin Blackmon WR
Oklahoma State
65%
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Twincities88 Morris Claiborne CB
LSU
73%
6 St. Louis Rams (from WAS)
Ee Oulo David DeCastro OG
Stanford
41%
7 Jacksonville Jaguars
The Profiler Quinton Coples DE
North Carolina
72%
8 Miami Dolphins
chucka Melvin Ingram
LB
South Carolina
57%
9 Carolina Panthers
DLions4Eva Fletcher Cox DT
Mississippi State
68%
10 Buffalo Bills
CLF Michael Floyd WR
Notre Dame
78%
11 Kansas City Chiefs
mgoblue4ever Trent Richardson RB
Alabama
47%
12 Seattle Seahawks
UgottaBkiddinMe Luke Kuechly LB
Boston College
77%
13 Arizona Cardinals
Latif Masud Riley Reiff OT
Iowa
80%
14 Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Mallory Dontari Poe DT
Memphis
55%
15 Philadelphia Eagles
n4ry4 Michael Brockers DT
LSU
71%
16 New York Jets
Jack H Cordy Glenn OG
Georgia
58%
17 Cincinnati Bengals (from OAK)
NorthLeft12 Dre Kirkpatrick CB
Alabama
72%
18 San Diego Chargers
David Tokarz Courtney Upshaw LB
Alabama
82%
19 Chicago Bears
Nate D. Jonathan Martin OT
Stanford
73%
20
Tennessee Titans
detroit_fan Whitney Mercilus DE
Illinois
80%
21 Cincinnati Bengals
NorthLeft12 Devon Still DT
Penn State
58%
22 Cleveland Browns (from ATL)
Bighaircut Ryan Tannehill QB
Texas A&M
53%
23 Detroit Lions
Jerry Mallory Janoris Jenkins CB
North Alabama
52%
24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Northern Lite Mark Barron S
Alabama
70%
25 Denver Broncos
SmittyJ Brandon Thompson DT
Clemson
31%
26 Houston Texans
Kyle Peter Coby Fleener
TE
Stanford
63%
27 New England Patriots (from NO)
Mavyrk Nick Perry DE
USC
80%
28 Green Bay Packers
Gyorick Stephon Gilmore CB
South Carolina
59%
29 Baltimore Ravens
TonyDC Dont'a Hightower LB
Alabama
86%
30 San Francisco 49ers
JCruize Stephen Hill WR
Georgia Tech
67%
31 New England Patriots
Mavyrk Peter Konz C
Wisconsin
69%
32 New York Giants
TuffLynx Kendall Wright WR
Baylor
60%

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