NFL releases official first round order for 2012 draft

AP

We mostly knew how the first round of the 2012 NFL draft would look already, but it’s worth noting the NFL made the first round official on Tuesday.

Note that two spots still remain subject to a coin flip.

Yep, it’s officially draft season. And free agent season. And the “offseason” but that’s not really how we treat it at PFT.

1. Indianapolis Colts

2. St. Louis Rams

3. Minnesota Vikings

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Tampa Bay Buccanneers

6. Washington Redskins

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

8/9. Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers

10. Buffalo Bills

11/12. Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks

13. Arizona Cardinals

14. Dallas Cowboys

15. Philadelphia Eagles

16. New York Jets

17. Cincinnati Bengals (Acquired from Oakland)

18. San Diego Chargers

19. Chicago Bears

20. Tennessee Titans

21. Cincinnati Bengals

22. Cleveland Browns (Acquired from Atlanta)

23. Detroit Lions

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

25. Denver Broncos

26. Houston Texans

27. New England Patriots (acquired from Saints)

28. Green Bay Packers

29. Baltimore Ravens

30. San Francisco 49ers

31. New England Patriots

32. New York Giants

85 responses to “NFL releases official first round order for 2012 draft

  1. heh pats have two 1st rounders again.. Interesting note about the Bengals having two mid round picks also. If they can hit on both picks, look out! An The Panthers have an early round pick.. I could really see them doing well next year, can’t forget about the fact that arguably their two best defensive players didn’t play a single snap all season. Should be a really exciting off season.

    P.S Texans at 26th makes me happy.

  2. rams should draft Justin blackmon and not matt kalil. I think that by signing Jovan Olafioye says we’re going with him anyway.

  3. Can we just throw away the redskins picks? They don’t know how to develop young players… and they’ll fill their roster with over the hill free agents… way to go snyder

  4. If Howie Roseman made his way to GM by being an accountant and numbers guy tell me what was he using when he drafted a 27 year old rookie a year after drafting a DE with a T-Rex wingspan (Graham) instead of a Pterodactyl (JPP)?

  5. With the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Indianapolis Colts have decided to trade their pick to the Minnesota Vikings…

  6. tjacks7 says: Feb 7, 2012 11:57 AM

    Refresh my memory; how did New England get New Orlean’s first rounder. These guys seem to have 2 firsts and/or a ton of picks every year.
    ——————————-
    Patriots traded 28th overall pick last year to N.O. for their 1st in 2012. Saints to Mark Ingram.
    As it stands, the Patriots have two 1sts and two 2nds (Raiders plus their own) but no 5th, 6th or 7th round picks. As usual, they’ll trade down for additional picks with one of those selections.

  7. @alexmcclellan

    Did you just crawl out of the rock? Guess you haven’t paid attention to the last 2 years of drafting by Skins.

    The Snyder bashing is getting old.

  8. The Patriots and Ravens should not be allowed in the entire draft for the main reason… they are the 2 worst franchises in the league. Cheaters, Convicts and overall scumbags, That’s my take.

  9. The question I have for the Patriots brain trust is, why do they have so many holes on their roster (no corners, no speed at wide receiver, etc.) when they constantly trade down for more picks? Is it possible that they need to learn that getting two middling fifth round guys is sometimes not as smart as one outstanding third round guy?

  10. Hopefully the Vikings will draft Kalil, unless the Rams fall in love with either Kalil or Blackmon and don’t trade out of their spot at No. 2, the Vikings will be in a position to hold any of the teams in need of a quarterback (Cleveland, Washington, Miami or Seattle) hostage for a slew of draft picks, which could make their phone lines burn heading into their pick. But, as it stands now, Kalil makes the most sense for a young core offense to build to the future.

  11. With the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft via a trade with St. Louis the Washington Redskins select Quarterback Robert Griffin III from Baylor University.

    With the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select…

    With the 32nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select…

  12. Well, once Washington signs Peyton Manning, they can trade down from 6, get a right tackle, safety, corner, and they’re in business….Hail!!!

  13. The Pats always seem to have two first round picks, and they always seem to blow them or trade them for lesser players.

  14. @wcucarter says:Feb 7, 2012 12:11 PM
    “Steelers Draft Better Look Like this:”

    1. Nobody gives a crap.
    ==================================

    Boom…Roasted…Great Post…Simple and sweet..

  15. So wierd that the Cowboys have the 14th pick and the Giants have the 32nd.

    They were both 8-7 playing for the NFC East crown like a month ago.

    This just goes to show, a team should never quit in this league.

    I’m looking right at you Santonio.

  16. @steelerfanjo says:Feb 7, 2012 12:23 PM

    The Patriots and Ravens should not be allowed in the entire draft for the main reason… they are the 2 worst franchises in the league. Cheaters, Convicts and overall scumbags, That’s my take.
    ==================================
    They weren’t Tebowed though like your team was….wuss bag…

    hail hail black n urine

  17. Its about time the Pats quit planning for the 2049 draft when robots will take the place of humans and start picking some pass rushers, dbs, rbs, wrs, basically everything but a QB.

  18. I recall the coin flip being done at the ownersmeeting once in a while. The owners’ rarely go to the combine.

  19. Dolphins assuming they can land Manning or Flynn in free agency.

    1. Johnathon Martin, OT, Stanford
    2. Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State
    3. Sean Spence, OLB, Miami
    4. Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
    5. A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
    6. Sent to the Saints in the Reggie Bush trade
    7. Foswhitt Whittaker, RB, Texas

  20. Hopefully the Pats out-think themselves again and don’t take the 3-4 DE my Packers despirately need.

    Any word if the Pats plan to run a mix of 3-4/4-3 again like they did this year or if they’re going to be more committed to one allignment?

  21. Ummm… How is this list any more ‘official’ than it was last week? The following ties still havent been slotted yet.

    8/9. Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers

    11/12. Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks

    Oops, I almost forgot, the Pats will get the 31st pick and not the 32nd. Oh well, i guess the underdog Giants will have to settlet for the dead last pick in the 2012 draft…

  22. davidgq says:
    Feb 7, 2012 12:16 PM
    @alexmcclellan

    Did you just crawl out of the rock? Guess you haven’t paid attention to the last 2 years of drafting by Skins.

    The Snyder bashing is getting old.

    ==================================
    And what do you have to show for it, Goobs? How many playoff appearances do you have in the last two years?

    Goobs,

    The fangirlism of Deadskin fans toward Danny Boy Snyder is getting old.

  23. Out of the 32 players taken in the first round
    12 will be busts
    8 will be decent
    6 will be good
    3 will be a waste of talent
    and last 3 will be great.

    Good luck.

  24. “And the “offseason” but that’s not really how we treat it at PFT.”

    Really?

    Because every year at this time, I click on your “Draft>Draft Order Chart” menu and again this year, PFT has failed to upgrade that menu. Most NFL fans have been looking at the draft for the last month. And this is an NBC backed blog…?

  25. As a Crimson Tide fan, it’s great to see Trent Richardson among the projected top draft picks. But then I see where he might end up … sigh.

    Will be praying for you on draft day, Trent. 😐

  26. @dexterismyhero …

    Do you ever think about your own team or are you just here to rag on the Steelers? 🙄

  27. @dawsonleery says: Feb 7, 2012 1:57 PM

    Out of the 32 players taken in the first round
    12 will be busts
    8 will be decent
    6 will be good
    3 will be a waste of talent
    and last 3 will be great.

    Good luck.

    Well I hope the Buccaneers at least get one of the six that will be good or three that will be great…although I think they will get one of the three that are a waste or 12 that are busts, just like their last six to eight drafts or so. Really, haven’t had a good draft since when they landed Sapp and Brooks, so even longer. Ugh. The life of a Buccs fan. Good to see Detroit and Houston picking so far down. I expect to see it again next year, personally I hope they match up in the Superbowl. Would be one heck of a game to watch. I mean come on, Arian Foster, Megatron, AJ, Stafford, Daniels, both defensive lines, Houston’s O-line, etc. I’m just saying. I think that would be a great Super Bowl. JMO

  28. “deviantfate says:

    But But But. Where’s Oakland? Oh Wait…..”
    ___________________________________

    Where to start…
    “Oh Wait” has only been used about 1,456,977 times on PFT. Nice original thought.

    If you bothered to pay attention to Oakland’s drafting in the past, you would notice that the 1st round picks don’t fare too well. NOT having a first rounder is almost a +. Our late round picks work out much better (Denarius Moore, Michael Bush and Tyvon Branch come to mind).

    I will take my chances with Carson Palmer after he goes through an entire training camp with this team over an unknown rookie draft pick any day.

    If you don’t believe me, see:

    Robert Gallery
    DHB
    Darren-8 game-McFadden
    Rolando-“trigger”-McClain
    Fabian Washington
    Phillip Buchannon
    Derrick Gibson
    Matt Stinchcomb
    and drum roll please..
    JaMarcus Russell

    I rest my case.

  29. Sorry Rams fans! The Browns will select Morris Claibourne at #4. Don’t believe the hype

    Signed: Tom Heckert

  30. Is there by any chance a Jets, Eagles, Cowboys, Packers, 49ers or Patriots fan around that can give me a break down and explain to me why the Giants have the last pick? You guys always seem to know so much more than me.

  31. 8/9. Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers

    11/12. Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks

    …Wouldn’t that be FOUR spots to be determined by coin flips? (Two *sets* of spots, maybe.)

  32. nygiants1090 says:
    Feb 7, 2012 12:10 PM
    its amazing to see the giants at pick 32.. best pick in the draft.
    ——–
    As a Packers fan, I can’t tell you how much I miss that feeling ha. Congrats and enjoy the year as champs.

  33. jessethegreat says: Feb 7, 2012 1:20 PM

    Hopefully the Pats out-think themselves again and don’t take the 3-4 DE my Packers despirately need.

    Any word if the Pats plan to run a mix of 3-4/4-3 again like they did this year or if they’re going to be more committed to one allignment?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Oh, who knows. Your DE’s are safe, they’ll trade down for picks in 2073 and pick 3-4 DB’s who can’t play to save their lives. They will then be released in training camp and BB will hire guys from UPS and Burger King to play defense, yet somehow go 12-4. Pats will then make it to the Superbowl and lose and everyone will tell us that they will never win without cameras and laugh like it’s a new joke. Then we’ll do it all again next year.

  34. Okay. I honestly don’t understand something and I could use the help of someone who is smarter than I am. Since the Jets and the Eagles both wound up at 8 – 8, and the Eagles beat the Jets, why wouldn’t the Jets be picking ahead of the Eagles at 15? Thanks to anyone for your help.

  35. steelerfanjo says:
    Feb 7, 2012 12:23 PM
    The Patriots and Ravens should not be allowed in the entire draft for the main reason… they are the 2 worst franchises in the league. Cheaters, Convicts and overall scumbags, That’s my take.

    ————————————————

    As opposed to cheap shot artists and rapists?

    That’s my take.

  36. @steelerfanjo says:Feb 7, 2012 12:23 PM

    The Patriots and Ravens should not be allowed in the entire draft for the main reason… they are the 2 worst franchises in the league. Cheaters, Convicts and overall scumbags, That’s my take.
    ————————————————————–Take your meds then leave your Mom’s basement.

  37. @steelerfanjo …

    Did you just have a sudden urge today to beat on a hornet’s nest and see what would happen? You really don’t need to egg on the haters.

    But seriously … I just don’t get your comment. The Pats and Ravens may be our nemeses, but the Patriots are one of the best-run franchises in professional sports. And Ozzie is a player-personnel phenom. Every team in the league has its share of problem players–including us. Neither of those franchises has done anything to be excluded from the draft. Your take doesn’t make a lick of sense.

  38. “ajg314 says:
    Feb 7, 2012 3:57 PM
    Okay. I honestly don’t understand something and I could use the help of someone who is smarter than I am. Since the Jets and the Eagles both wound up at 8 – 8, and the Eagles beat the Jets, why wouldn’t the Jets be picking ahead of the Eagles at 15? Thanks to anyone for your help.”

    Head-to-head isn’t a tiebreaker. It is strength of schedule. The team with the easier SoS gets the earlier pick.

  39. Hey Bill trade up and get some studs on defense..that’s the only reason that Ely won – cant stop anyone..no more 6th rd wonders!

  40. Belichick has to know that with just a few more competent defenders he’d have at least two more rings. Eventually he’ll pull the trigger on all these draft picks. Also, I assume the Tedy Bruschi cloning facility will come on line any day now.

  41. Steelers draft will look something Like this:

    1st pk-NT
    2nd rd- OL
    3rd rd- CB
    4th rd-MLB
    5th rd-OL
    6 th rd- DL
    7th rd- best avialable

  42. the coin flip for the 11th and 12th spot took place just about 3 weeks ago. KC taking the 11th and SEA with the 12th. Keep up, GgreggGGgGg

  43. With the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the St.Louis Rams….oh wait it’s a trade…..rams receive 3 lineman from Cleveland and a 4 round pick in the 2045 draft. I’m tired of this every single yr that the Rams (My favorite team) are drafting 1 or 2 in the draft. We draft a guy who turns out to be no good or we trade down for more nobody’s. Justin Blackmon is a weapon Sam Bradford needs so draft him and go out in free agency and get some lineman who will block!!!

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