Draft night day 1 pic.twitter.com/0ccFJCDy— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) April 26, 2012
To no surprise, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was taken first by the Indianapolis Colts, and Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (or RG3) was taken second by the Washington Redskins.
Here is reaction from the first round of selections:
Agree. “@JordanRichison: With the 2nd round picks the Rams have, I'm sure Sam Bradford wouldn't mind having Alshon Jeffery as a target.”
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 27, 2012
Curious that if they believed upgrades at those two spots could help #Browns win immediately, they didn't add WR in FA
— Bruce Hooley (@BHOOLZ) April 27, 2012
Claiborne thought it was a crank caller when Jerry Jones called.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 27, 2012
Love Pats pick of Hightower. Versatile, explosive, heady guy. Plus Belichick probably has more faith in Saban's word than any coll coach.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 27, 2012
Vikings have traded up for Harrison Smith
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 27, 2012
I already tweeted about Trent! Best kid ever. Couldn't be happier for him.
— Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) April 27, 2012
Showing Whitney Mercilus dominate UCLA is fine, but I'd like to see his highlights against a college football team.
— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) April 27, 2012
The #Texans take Illinois DE/OLB Whitney Mercilus with the 26th pick in the 2012 Draft.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 27, 2012
Now that Lions have OT Riley Reiff in first round, here are my suggestions for their next six picks: CB, CB, CB, CB, CB, CB. #detroitlions
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) April 27, 2012
Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff is the newest Lion.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) April 27, 2012
LEE GREENWOOD GOT DRAFTED BEFORE SOMEONE FROM THE BIG TEN
— Peter Berkes (@peterberkes) April 27, 2012
Titans pick Wright in the first round? BLANK STARE…are they on dope?
— Butch Worley (@butchworley) April 27, 2012
I don't want to say Brandon Weeden is old, but he remembers the last time the Browns had a good season.
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) April 27, 2012
Brandon Weeden was a member of the 1997 signing class, right?
— Tommy Deas (@tommydeas) April 27, 2012
Brandon Weeden is — literally — older than Aaron Rodgers.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 27, 2012
Word. RT @slmandel: Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson in the same backfield next year? That's pretty freaking cool.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) April 27, 2012
Waitaminute??!! The Patriots selected a pass-rusher? Like, for real?? Chandler Jones, huh? Strong.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2012
— Alex Makoto Baldwin (@baldy_byu) April 27, 2012
Upshaw to New England? Fit perfectly doesn't it?
— Eric SanInocencio (@EricSan) April 27, 2012
Steve Ross on Ryan Tannehill: That was the player we wanted. It's really exciting. I'm thrilled.
— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) April 27, 2012
Not a single Big Ten player taken yet. SEC seemingly every other pick.
— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) April 27, 2012
The defense just got that much better! Welcome Dre Kirkpatrick!
— Rey Maualuga (@maualuga58) April 27, 2012
Dre Kirkpatrick has been selected 17th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Dre makes 3 first rounders for the #Tide.
— Opening Drive (@openingdrive) April 27, 2012
Simmons: If anyone can get Quinton Coples to try, and then, not to try, it's Rex Ryan.
— Grantland Live (@GrantlandLive) April 27, 2012
Jet fans, Quinton Coples is a class act. Hung out with him at the office a few weeks ago. I think you'll be happy.
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) April 27, 2012
Good or bad, this Jets pick will be attributed somehow to Tebow.
— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) April 27, 2012
Coples? Eh. Another gholston.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) April 27, 2012
Man… Melvin Ingram skipped again. That's tough.
— Sara Jane Harris (@SaraJaneHarris) April 27, 2012
Michael Brocker to the Rams, Cookie sales about to go up in St. Louis
— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 27, 2012
If Larry Fitzgerald teaches Michael Floyd how to properly wear a cravat, and AZ get DOUBLE CRAVATS at WR, all has gone well already.
— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) April 27, 2012
and then the cardinals get michael floyd now he finna be showin his hops on us smh!
— ⚓Marvo⚓ (@Jai_Tsunami) April 27, 2012
I didn't know Dontari Poe existed until his college career was over. And I live in Memphis. That might make an idiot. But it's true.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) April 27, 2012
You're telling me Fletcher Cox couldn't play in a 3-4? Fletcher Cox is awesome. He could play DL in any system.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) April 27, 2012
Seriously, Roger Goodell has to be RAW at the end of the night from all these hugs he's getting from 250-pounds-and-up, over-eager rookies.
— Alex Byington (@AUBlog) April 27, 2012
Luke Kuechly? Very solid pick. Look at the production. Tough as nails
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) April 27, 2012
Luke Kuechly becomes 1st BC linebacker taken in 1st round of draft. #eagles
— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 27, 2012
Carolina just got 1 helluva player! congratulations Luke Kuechly
— Anthony Castonzo (@AnthonyCastonzo) April 27, 2012
Ryan tannehill? What a reach…
— Dean Johnson (@DeanJohnson4) April 27, 2012
Miami Dolphins pick Ryan Tannehill #8 NFL Draft Pick.!
— God's Daughter (@Deja_LaShone) April 27, 2012
Ryan Tannehill is a lucky man. Not being a top 10 NFL pick. Anyone see his girlfriend?
— John Moore (@JohnTerryMoore) April 27, 2012
For the first time ever, the Buccaneers have used a first-round pick on a safety: Alabama's Mark Barron.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) April 27, 2012
Mark Barron taking the call from Tampa Bay. He is the seventh player off the board and the second Crimson Tide pick in the top 10….
— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) April 27, 2012
Boss move by the Cowboys going up and getting Morris Claiborne. Claiborne and Carr make a nice corner combo.
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) April 27, 2012
HUGE SCORE FOR COWBOYS. Trade up to steal Morris Claiborne, exactly what they need. Adding Mo and BCarr, Rob Ryan back in business on D.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 27, 2012
Morris Claiborne + Cowboys= beast mode
— Rey Taliaferro (@tali_badazz) April 27, 2012
Jaguars select WR Justin Blackmon.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) April 27, 2012
Justin Blackmon seem like he 6'5 on the field !
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) April 27, 2012
“@AdrianPeterson: Great Selection Vikes! We welcome you with open arms! Matt Kalil” yessir
— Randy Cruz (@cruzr83) April 27, 2012
After watching the highlight reel of Matt Kalil I'm not impressed. He didn't face any BIG D-linemen & only knocked around d-backs & backers
— Kyle Crump (@kcrumpy9) April 27, 2012
Vikings pick OT Matt Kalil. Not who I wanted but he's dominant and will open holes for AP and protect Ponder's blindside for yrs to come
— Craig Leverone (@DisShitCraig) April 27, 2012
Fifty years after Cleveland drafted Ernie Davis, they've traded up to No. 3 to draft another RB, Trent Richardson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2012
"Every time you tackle him, it's a business decision." -Jon Gruden on Trent Richardson
— Hunter Johnson (@HunterLJohnson) April 27, 2012
Congratulations to Stanford's Andrew Luck being selected #1! Go Colts!
— Condoleezza Rice (@CondoleezzaRice) April 27, 2012
Blue Crew — the bar in Indy we're at — just exploded in cheers when Andrew Luck came up on NFL Network.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 27, 2012
RG3 TO THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS!!!!!!!!
— RiRi (@RillitaMichelle) April 27, 2012
Stanford QB Andrew Luck just came down the red carpet. He looks a lot more relaxed than most of these guys, for obvious reasons.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) April 26, 2012
RG3 is smart. He went and got himself a pink toe!! Smart move bro!!
— Mal Freeman Newton (@iMalRay) April 27, 2012
Kind of hate that Andrew Luck is going to Indy, a franchise I've never liked (Jets fan) and usually root against.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) April 27, 2012
The #Redskins are picking RG3? Oh my god. Totally blown away by this draft so far. Such suspense!
— Keiana D. Williams © (@PHSportsGoddess) April 27, 2012
Merry Christmas NFL fans!!! At this point you have probably read a million mock drafts and thousands of opinions on numerous draft prospects, but finally the NFL draft is upon us.
Stop analyzing every single possibility, stop wondering what your team is going to do and who they’re going to take! Everything will be revealed soon enough.
Sit back, relax and stay tuned to Twitchy.com as we update this post throughout round 1 with various reaction tweets, analysis and more.
With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck from stanford!
— Kam (@mrKamilAli) April 26, 2012
With the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select… Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
— Jacob L. Brungardt (@Louie_D16) April 26, 2012
So Colts are going to get Andrew Luck and the Deadskins are getting RG III
— ℞bell (@Rxbell) April 26, 2012
— Matthew Carrera (@ChiroGuyDC) April 26, 2012
I'm glad were getting RGIII hope they use him to his full advantage
— caprice coles (@capricecamille) April 26, 2012
RGIII is a substantially better athlete, I think him and luck are similar in the mental aspect. But RGIII puts on a much better show.
— Zac Faulkenberry (@ZFaulkenberry) April 26, 2012