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2012 NFL Draft
No. 1 Overall pick Andrew Luck, QB
Indianapolis Colts
No. of picks 253
Location Radio City Music Hall
Manhattan, NY
Date April 26, 2012 - April 28, 2012
Mr. Irrelevant Chandler Harnish, QB
Indianapolis Colts
Previous Draft Next Draft
2011 2013


The 2012 NFL Draft was the 77th annual meeting of NFL franchises to select newly eligible football players.

Forfeited picks Edit

  • Detroit will forfeit a pick in this draft due to findings of tampering consisting of comments made by defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham about certain Kansas City Chiefs players. If Detroit makes the 2012 NFL Playoffs, they will give up their sixth-round selection, otherwise they will forfeit their seventh-rounder.[1]
  • Oakland will forfeit its third-round selection in order to take Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 Supplemental Draft.

Draft ResultsEdit

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Indianapolis Colts Luck, AndrewAndrew Luck QB Stanford Pac-12
1 2 Washington Redskins Griffin III, RobertRobert Griffin III QB Baylor Big 12 from St. Louis[R1 - 1]
1 3 Cleveland Browns Richardson, TrentTrent Richardson HB Alabama SEC
1 4 Minnesota Vikings Kalil, MattMatt Kalil OT USC Pac-12
1 5 Jacksonville Jaguars Blackmon, JustinJustin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Big 12 from Tampa Bay[R1 - 2]
1 6 St. Louis Rams         from Washington[R1 - 3]
1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers        
1 8 Miami Dolphins        
1 9 Carolina Panthers        
1 10 Buffalo Bills        
1 11 Kansas City Chiefs        
1 12 Seattle Seahawks        
1 13 Arizona Cardinals        
1 14 Dallas Cowboys        
1 15 Philadelphia Eagles        
1 16 New York Jets        
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals         from Oakland[R1 - 4]
1 18 San Diego Chargers        
1 19 Chicago Bears        
1 20 Tennessee Titans        
1 21 Cincinnati Bengals        
1 22 Cleveland Browns         from Atlanta[R1 - 5]
1 23 Detroit Lions        
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers        
1 25 Denver Broncos        
1 26 Houston Texans        
1 27 New England Patriots         from New Orleans[R1 - 6]
1 28 Green Bay Packers        
1 29 Baltimore Ravens        
1 30 San Francisco 49ers        
1 31 New England Patriots        
1 32 New York Giants        
2 33 St. Louis Rams        
2 34 Indianapolis Colts        
2 35 Minnesota Vikings        
2 36 Tampa Bay Buccaneers        
2 37 Cleveland Browns        
2 38 Jacksonville Jaguars        
2 39 St. Louis Rams         from Washington[R2 - 1]
2 40 Carolina Panthers        
2 41 Buffalo Bills        
2 42 Miami Dolphins        
2 43 Seattle Seahawks        
2 44 Kansas City Chiefs        
2 45 Dallas Cowboys        
2 46 Philadelphia Eagles        
2 47 New York Jets        
2 48 New England Patriots         from Oakland[R2 - 2]
2 49 San Diego Chargers        
2 50 Chicago Bears        
2 51 Philadelphia Eagles         from Arizona[R2 - 3]
2 52 Tennessee Titans        
2 53 Cincinnati Bengals        
2 54 Detroit Lions        
2 55 Atlanta Falcons        
2 56 Pittsburgh Steelers        
2 57 Denver Broncos        
2 58 Houston Texans        
2 59.5 New Orleans Saints selection forfeited as part of the punishment for the team's bounty scandal [Forfeited picks 1]
2 59 Green Bay Packers        
2 60 Baltimore Ravens        
2 61 San Francisco 49ers        
2 62 New England Patriots        
2 63 New York Giants        
3 64 Indianapolis Colts        
3 65 St. Louis Rams        
3 66 Minnesota Vikings        
3 67 Cleveland Browns        
3 68 Tampa Bay Buccaneers        
3 69 Washington Redskins        
3 70 Jacksonville Jaguars        
3 71 Buffalo Bills        
3 72 Miami Dolphins        
3 73 Miami Dolphins         from Carolina via Chicago[R3 - 1]
3 74 Kansas City Chiefs        
3 75 Seattle Seahawks        
3 76 Houston Texans         from Philadelphia[R3 - 2]
3 77 New York Jets        
3 77.5 Oakland Raiders selection forfeited after selecting quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. [Forfeited picks 2]
3 78 San Diego Chargers        
3 79 Chicago Bears        
3 80 Arizona Cardinals        
3 81 Dallas Cowboys        
3 82 Tennessee Titans        
3 83 Cincinnati Bengals        
3 84 Atlanta Falcons        
3 85 Detroit Lions        
3 86 Pittsburgh Steelers        
3 87 Denver Broncos        
3 88 Philadelphia Eagles         from Houston[R3 - 3]
3 89 New Orleans Saints        
3 90 Green Bay Packers        
3 91 Baltimore Ravens        
3 92 San Francisco 49ers        
3 93 New England Patriots        
3 94 New York Giants        
3* 95 Oakland Raiders        
4 96 St. Louis Rams        
4 97 Indianapolis Colts        
4 98 Minnesota Vikings        
4 99 Houston Texans         from Tampa Bay via Philadelphia[R4 - 1]
4 100 Cleveland Browns        
4 101 Jacksonville Jaguars        
4 102 Washington Redskins        
4 103 Miami Dolphins        
4 104 Carolina Panthers        
4 105 Buffalo Bills        
4 106 Seattle Seahawks        
4 107 Kansas City Chiefs        
4 108 Denver Broncos         from New York Jets[R4 - 2]
4 109 Washington Redskins         from Oakland[R4 - 3]
4 110 San Diego Chargers        
4 111 Chicago Bears        
4 112 Arizona Cardinals        
4 113 Dallas Cowboys        
4 114 Philadelphia Eagles        
4 115 Tennessee Titans        
4 116 Cincinnati Bengals        
4 117 Detroit Lions        
4 118 Cleveland Browns         from Atlanta[R4 - 4]
4 119 Pittsburgh Steelers        
4 120 Denver Broncos        
4 121 Houston Texans        
4 122 New Orleans Saints        
4 123 Green Bay Packers        
4 124 Buffalo Bills         from Baltimore[R4 - 5]
4 125 San Francisco 49ers        
4 126 New England Patriots        
4 127 New York Giants        
<b> 4* 128 Minnesota Vikings        
<b> 4* 129 Oakland Raiders        
<b> 4* 130 Baltimore Ravens        
<b> 4* 131 New York Giants        
<b> 4* 132 Green Bay Packers        
<b> 4* 133 Green Bay Packers        
<b> 4* 134 Minnesota Vikings        
<b> 4* 135 Dallas Cowboys        
5 136 Indianapolis Colts        
5 137 Denver Broncos         from St. Louis[R5 - 1]
5 138 Minnesota Vikings        
5 139 Cleveland Browns        
5 140 Tampa Bay Buccaneers        
5 141 Washington Redskins        
5 142 Jacksonville Jaguars        
5 143 Carolina Panthers        
5 144 Buffalo Bills        
5 145 Miami Dolphins        
5 146 Kansas City Chiefs        
5 147 Buffalo Bills         from Seattle[R5 - 2]
5 148 Oakland Raiders        
5 149 San Diego Chargers        
5 150 Chicago Bears        
5 151 Arizona Cardinals        
5 152 Dallas Cowboys        
5 153 Philadelphia Eagles        
5 154 New York Jets        
5 155 Tennessee Titans        
5 156 Cincinnati Bengals        
5 157 Atlanta Falcons        
5 158 Detroit Lions        
5 159 Pittsburgh Steelers        
5 160 Cleveland Browns         from Denver[R5 - 3]
5 161 Houston Texans        
5 162 New Orleans Saints        
5 163 Green Bay Packers        
5 164 Baltimore Ravens        
5 165 San Francisco 49ers        
5 166 Cincinnati Bengals         from New England[R5 - 4]
5 167 Cincinnati Bengals         from New York Giants[R5 - 5]
<b> 5* 168 Oakland Raiders        
<b> 5* 169 Baltimore Ravens        
<b> 5* 170 Indianapolis Colts        
6 171 St. Louis Rams        
6 172 Philadelphia Eagles         from Indianapolis[R6 - 1]
6 173 Washington Redskins         from Minnesota[R6 - 2]
6 174 Tampa Bay Buccaneers        
6 175 Minnesota Vikings         from Cleveland[R6 - 3]
6 176 Jacksonville Jaguars        
6 177 Arizona Cardinals         from Washington[R6 - 4]
6 178 Buffalo Bills        
6 179 New Orleans Saints         from Miami[R6 - 5]
6 180 Carolina Panthers        
6 181 Seattle Seahawks        
6 182 Kansas City Chiefs        
6 183 San Diego Chargers        
6 184 Chicago Bears        
6 185 Arizona Cardinals        
6 186 Dallas Cowboys        
6 187 New York Jets         from Philadelphia via Indianapolis[R6 - 6]
6 188 Denver Broncos         from New York Jets[R6 - 7]
6 189 Oakland Raiders        
6 190 Tennessee Titans        
6 191 Cincinnati Bengals        
6 191.5 Detroit Lions selection forfeited due to findings of tampering with the Kansas City Chiefs. [Forfeited picks 3]
6 192 Atlanta Falcons        
6 193 Pittsburgh Steelers        
6 194 Philadelphia Eagles         from Denver[R6 - 8]
6 195 Houston Texans        
6 196 Miami Dolphins         from New Orleans[R6 - 9]
6 197 Green Bay Packers        
6 198 Baltimore Ravens        
6 199 San Francisco 49ers        
6 200 Philadelphia Eagles         from New England[R6 - 10]
6 201 New York Giants        
<b> 6* 202 New York Jets        
<b> 6* 203 New York Jets        
<b> 6* 204 Cleveland Browns        
<b> 6* 205 Cleveland Browns        
<b> 6* 206 Indianapolis Colts        
<b> 6* 207 Carolina Panthers        
7 208 Indianapolis Colts        
7 209 St. Louis Rams        
7 210 Minnesota Vikings        
7 211 Cleveland Browns        
7 212 Tampa Bay Buccaneers        
7 213 Washington Redskins        
7 214 Indianapolis Colts         from Jacksonville via New York Jets[R7 - 1]
7 215 Miami Dolphins        
7 216 Carolina Panthers        
7 217 Buffalo Bills        
7 218 Kansas City Chiefs        
7 219 Detroit Lions         from Seattle[R7 - 2]
7 220 Chicago Bears        
7 221 Arizona Cardinals        
7 222 Dallas Cowboys        
7 223 Minnesota Vikings         from Philadelphia via New England[R7 - 3]
7 224 Green Bay Packers         from New York Jets[R7 - 4]
7 225 Seattle Seahawks         from Oakland[R7 - 5]
7 226 San Diego Chargers        
7 227 Tennessee Titans        
7 228 Jacksonville Jaguars         from Cincinnati[R7 - 6]
7 229 Philadelphia Eagles         from Atlanta[R7 - 7]
7 230 Detroit Lions        
7 231 Pittsburgh Steelers        
7 232 New York Jets         from Denver[R7 - 8]
7 233 Houston Texans        
7 234 New Orleans Saints        
7 235 Green Bay Packers        
7 236 Baltimore Ravens        
7 237 San Francisco 49ers        
7 238 Kansas City Chiefs         from New England[R7 - 9]
7 239 New York Giants        
<b> 7* 240 Pittsburgh Steelers        
<b> 7* 241 Green Bay Packers        
<b> 7* 242 New York Jets        
<b> 7* 243 Green Bay Packers        
<b> 7* 244 New York Jets        
<b> 7* 245 Cleveland Browns        
<b> 7* 246 Pittsburgh Steelers        
<b> 7* 247 Cleveland Browns        
<b> 7* 248 Pittsburgh Steelers        
<b> 7* 249 Atlanta Falcons        
<b> 7* 250 San Diego Chargers        
<b> 7* 251 Buffalo Bills        
<b> 7^ 252 St. Louis Rams        
<b> 7^ 253 Indianapolis Colts        

TradesEdit

In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2012 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round oneEdit

  1. No. 2: St. Louis → Washington (PD). St. Louis traded this selection to Washington for first-round selections in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and a 2012 second-round selection.[source 1]
  2. No. 5 Tampa Bay → Jacksonville (D). Tampa Bay traded this selection to Jacksonville for their 1st round selection (7th) and 4th round selection (101st). Kuharsky, Paul (April 26, 2012). Jaguars bold, smart to go get Blackmon. ESPN. Retrieved on April 26, 2012..[source 2]
  3. No. 6: Washington → St. Louis (PD). see No. 2: St. Louis → Washington.[source 1]
  4. No. 17: Oakland → Cincinnati (PD). Oakland traded this selection and a conditional 2013 second-round selection (that could increase to a first-rounder if Oakland makes it to the 2012–13 AFC Championship game) to Cincinnati for quarterback Carson Palmer.[source 3]
  5. No. 22: Atlanta → Cleveland (PD). Atlanta traded this selection, a fourth-round selection, and their first-, second-, and fourth-round selections in the 2011 NFL Draft (No. 27, after all trades and the clock expiring on their original pick, Baltimore selected Jimmy Smith; No. 59, Cleveland selected Greg Little; and No. 124, Cleveland selected Owen Marecic) to Cleveland for Cleveland's 2011 first-round selection (No. 6, used to select Julio Jones).[source 4]
  6. No. 27: New Orleans → New England (PD). New Orleans traded this selection and their 2011 second-round selection (No. 56, New England selected Shane Vereen) to New England for New England's first-round selection in the 2011 Draft (No. 28, New Orleans selected Mark Ingram).[source 5]

Round twoEdit

  1. No. 39: Washington → St. Louis (PD). see No. 2: St. Louis → Washington.[source 1]
  2. No. 48: Oakland → New England (PD). Oakland traded this selection and a 2011 seventh-round selection (No. 219, New England selected Malcolm Williams) to New England for New England's third- and fourth-round selections in 2011 (Nos. 92 and 125, Oakland selected Joseph Barksdale and Taiwan Jones, respectively).[source 6]
  3. No. 51: Arizona → Philadelphia (PD). Arizona traded this selection and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Philadelphia for QB Kevin Kolb.[source 7]

Round threeEdit

  1. No. 73: multiple trades:
            No. 73: Carolina → Chicago (PD). Carolina traded this selection to Chicago for tight end Greg Olsen.[source 8]
           No. 73: Chicago → Miami (PD). Chicago traded this selection and a 2013 third-round selection to Miami for wide receiver Brandon Marshall.[source 9]
  2. No. 76: Philadelphia → Houston (PD). Philadelphia traded its third- and fourth-round selections to Houston for linebacker DeMeco Ryans and a third-round selection.[source 10]
  3. No. 88: Houston → Philadelphia (PD). see No. 76: Philadelphia → Houston.[source 10]

Round fourEdit

  1. No. 99: multiple trades:
            No. 99: Tampa Bay → Philadelphia (PD). Tampa Bay traded this selection to Philadelphia with a fourth-round pick in 2011 (No. 116, Philadelphia selected Casey Matthews) for a fourth-round pick in 2011 (No. 104, Tampa Bay selected Luke Stocker).[source 11]
           No. 99: Philadelphia → Houston (PD). see No. 76: Philadelphia → Houston.[source 10]
  2. No. 108: New York Jets → Denver (PD). The Jets traded this selection and a sixth-round selection to Denver for quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh-round selection.[source 12]
  3. No. 109: Oakland → Washington (PD). Oakland traded this selection to Washington for quarterback Jason Campbell.[source 13]
  4. No. 118: Atlanta → Cleveland (PD). see No. 22: Atlanta → Cleveland.[source 4]
  5. No. 124: Baltimore → Buffalo (PD). Baltimore traded this selection to Buffalo for wide receiver Lee Evans.[source 14]

Round fiveEdit

  1. No. 137: St. Louis → Denver (PD). St. Louis traded a conditional sixth-round selection to Denver in exchange for wide receiver Brandon Lloyd; the selection was later upgraded to a fifth-rounder after a condition was met in which Lloyd made a minimum of 30 receptions with St. Louis during the 2011 season.[source 15]
  2. No. 147: Seattle → Buffalo (PD). Seattle traded this selection and a 2011 fourth-round selection (No. 122, Buffalo selected Chris Hairston) to Buffalo for running back Marshawn Lynch.[source 16]
  3. No. 160: Denver → Cleveland (PD). Denver traded this selection and a 2011 sixth-round selection to Cleveland for quarterback Brady Quinn.[source 17]
  4. No. 166: New England → Cincinnati (PD). New England traded this selection and a 2013 sixth-round selection to Cincinnati for wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.[source 18]
  5. No. 167: New York Giants → Cincinnati (PD). The Giants traded this selection to Cincinnati for linebacker Keith Rivers.[source 19]

Round sixEdit

  1. No. 172: Indianapolis → Philadelphia (PD). Indianapolis traded this selection to Philadelphia for offensive tackle Winston Justice and a sixth-round selection.[source 20]
  2. No. 173: Minnesota → Washington (PD). Minnesota traded this conditional selection and a 2013 sixth-round selection to Washington for quarterback Donovan McNabb.[source 21]
  3. No. 175: Cleveland → Minnesota (PD). Cleveland traded this selection to Minnesota for defensive end Jayme Mitchell.[source 22]
  4. No. 177: Washington → Arizona (PD). Washington traded defensive end Vonnie Holliday and this selection to Arizona in exchange for running back Tim Hightower.[source 23]
  5. No. 179: Miami → New Orleans (PD). Miami traded this selection to New Orleans for running back Reggie Bush and a sixth-round selection.[source 24]
  6. No. 187: multiple trades:
            No. 187: Philadelphia → Indianapolis (PD). see No. 172: Indianapolis → Philadelphia.[source 20]
           No. 187: Indianapolis → New York Jets (PD). Indianapolis traded this selection to New York Jets for quarterback Drew Stanton and a seventh-round selection.[source 25]
  7. No. 188: New York Jets → Denver (PD). see No. 108: New York Jets → Denver.[source 12]
  8. No. 194: Denver → Philadelphia (PD). Denver traded this selection to Philadelphia for linebacker Joe Mays. Denver originally sent running back J. J. Arrington to Philadelphia, with the condition that if Arrington did not make Philadelphia's 53-man roster, Denver would instead send the sixth-round selection.[source 26]
  9. No. 196: New Orleans → Miami (PD). see No. 179: Miami → New Orleans.[source 24]
  10. No. 200: New England → Philadelphia (PD). New England traded this selection to Philadelphia for linebacker Tracy White and a seventh-round selection.[source 27]

Round sevenEdit

  1. No. 214: multiple trades:
            No. 214: Jacksonville → New York Jets (PD). Jacksonville traded this selection to the New York Jets for defensive back Dwight Lowery.[source 28]
           No. 214: New York Jets → Indianapolis (PD). see No. 187: Indianapolis → New York Jets.[source 25]
  2. No. 219: Seattle → Detroit (PD). Seattle traded this selection to Detroit for offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus.[source 29]
  3. No. 223: multiple trades:
            No. 223: Philadelphia → New England (PD). see No. 200: New England → Philadelphia.[source 27]
           No. 223: New England → Minnesota (PD). New England traded this selection and wide receiver Randy Moss to Minnesota for a 2011 third-round selection (No. 74, New England selected Ryan Mallett).[source 30]
  4. No. 224: New York Jets → Green Bay (PD). The Jets traded this selection to Green Bay in exchange for guard Caleb Schlauderaff.[source 31]
  5. No. 225: Oakland → Seattle (PD). Oakland traded this selection and a conditional mid-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft to Seattle for linebacker Aaron Curry.[source 32]
  6. No. 228: Cincinnati → Jacksonville (PD). Cincinnati traded this selection and cornerback David Jones to Jacksonville for safety Reggie Nelson.[source 33]
  7. No. 229: Atlanta → Philadelphia (PD). Atlanta traded this selection to Philadelphia for cornerback Asante Samuel.[source 34]
  8. No. 232: Denver → New York Jets (PD). see No. 108: New York Jets → Denver.[source 12]
  9. No. 238: New England → Kansas City (PD). New England traded this conditional selection to Kansas City for safety Jarrad Page.[source 35]

Trade referencesEdit

  1. "NFL suspends Saints coach Payton for one year without pay", March 21, 2012. Retrieved on March 21, 2012. 
  2. "Raiders draft Terrelle Pryor", Aug 22, 2011. Retrieved on Aug 22, 2011. 
  3. Biggs, Brad. "Lions win appeal in tampering case, sort of", April 1, 2011. Retrieved on May 4, 2011. 

NotesEdit


Forfeited picksEdit

Three picks in the 2012 draft will be forfeited:

  1. New Orleans will forfeit its second-round selection as well as a 2013 second-round selection as part of the punishment for the team's bounty scandal.[1]
  2. Oakland will forfeit its third-round selection after selecting quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[2]
  3. Detroit will forfeit its sixth-round selection due to findings of tampering consisting of comments made by defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham about certain Kansas City Chiefs' players.[3]

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