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Blogging Dirty’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft – Version 8

The seventh edition of Blogging Dirty’s 2012 Mock Draft is now available! With lots of changes! The order in which teams pick is based on the official NFL draft order. We start with a shocker, here is the 1st pick….

1. Indianapolis Colts : Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor

Bear with me on this as I realize I am going against popular opinion with this mock. First off in three years time I seeGriffinbeing the better pro player out ofGriffinand Luck, and getting the opportunity to sit behind Payton Manning for a few years would benefitGriffingreatly. Whilst my opinion on who is better is all well and good, but the decision on who to take rests with the Colts front office and if Bill Polian was still the GM, Luck would be the pick. However there is a new GM with the Colts and his name is Ryan Grigson, formerly the director of player personnel with the Philadelphia Eagles. Coming over from Philly, where the Eagles have utilised mobile quarterbacks Donavon McNabb and Michael Vick for the past 10 years must be in the back of Grigson’s mind. The league is shifting towards the mobile quarterback and RG3 has the potential to be one of the best in the league and his upside is the deciding factor in this tough selection. The hire of Bruce Arians as OC makes the decision slightly more complicated as i could see Arians favoring Luck. However i still see RG3 breaking out in a big way at the combine in Lucas Oil Stadium and could find he ends up playing in the very same stadium.

Find the rest of Mock Draft here - 2012 NFL Mock Draft to see all the picks including Atlanta’s second round pick (There has been a change to the ATL pick)!

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