Colts Looking for Luck to Change
There is little doubt that the first pick of the NFL draft for 2012 is going to be Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck who is the NFL sports betting favorite to wind up with the Indianapolis Colts. Luck’s arrival will bring an entirely different dynamic to the Colts as they continue to wrestle with what to do with longtime superstar quarterback Peyton Manning, who has been the anchor of the franchise since 1998. While Andrew is likely to change the Colts Luck in time, he is far from the only big name talent on the board.
Another college standout that could make an immediate NFL futures sports betting impact is wide receiver Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State, who could end up with the St. Louis Rams. Blackmon is a dominator in every aspect and would be a near certain lock to have an immediate impact on any team he joins.
Matt Kalil, an offensive tackle from USC, is looking like the top offensive lineman in the draft and that is exactly what the Minnesota Vikings are looking for from the number three draft position.
Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winning candidate from Baylor, is slated to be the fourth player taken in the draft which means that he would go to the Cleveland Browns unless another team makes a deal with the Rams for the second pick in the NFL Draft. Cleveland already has Colt McCoy at quarterback but McCoy has had his share of injury problems and Griffin offers the extra dynamic of outstanding rushing ability and the potential to dominate games in a manner similar to Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson is slated for the number five position in the draft which would mean the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and new coach Greg Schiano, who left the college ranks with Rutgers to rebuild the Bucs. Richardson is a solid and dependable back that would be the centerpiece of any rebuilding project.
From that point, four of the next five slots in a mock NFL Draft are projected to go to defensive players with LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne going to the Washington Redskins, defensive end Quinton Coples of North Carolina going to the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive tackle Michael Brockers of LSU going to the Carolina Panthers, offensive tackle Riley Reiff of Iowa going to the Miami Dolphins, and linebacker Courtney Upshaw of Alabama going to the Buffalo Bills.
As is expected the Southeastern Conference will dominate the top selections in the 2012 NFL draft to remain clear as the top college league in the land.