Unorthodox NFL Mock Draft: Not the Typical First Round Selections

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium as draft prospect Cam Newton looks on (R) during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

As we know, the first two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins are pretty set in stone. However, there's been quite a bit of uncertainty starting directly following the second pick, with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings could go in three different directions; four if you include trading back.

And with this uncertainty could come a chain reaction to follow. For this piece, I am going to present a mock draft of the entire first round, with picks in a lot of places we haven't seen them before. This is because draft surprises happen annually; the first time I heard Aldon Smith connected with the 49ers was when they called his name on draft day.

This mock will not be asinine in regards to the team picking the player, but definitely not identical to all of the other carbon copy mock drafts out there. And for all we know, this could very well be how the first round just happens to fall after Griffin is taken at No. 2.

I apologize if you find San Francisco's pick boring in accordance with the rest of the unorthodox picks.

1. Andrew Luck, QB - Indianapolis Colts

2. Robert Griffin III, QB - Washington Redskins

3. Morris Claiborne, CB - Minnesota Vikings

4. Matt Kalil, OL - Cleveland Browns

5. Justin Blackmon, WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6. Trent Richardson, RB - St. Louis Rams

7. Fletcher Cox, DL - Jacksonville Jaguars

8. Michael Floyd, WR - Miami Dolphins

9. Melvin Ingram, DL - Carolina Panthers

10. Luke Kuechly, LB - Buffalo Bills

11. Ryan Tannehill, QB - Kansas City

12. David DeCastro, OL - Seattle Seahawks

13. Donatri Poe, DL - Arizona Cardinals

14. Janoris Jenkins, CB - Dallas Cowboys

15. Riley Reiff, OL - Phialdelphia Eagles

16. Michael Brockers, DL - New York Jets

17. Kendall Wright, WR - Cincinnati Bengals

18. Jonathan Martin, OL - San Diego Chargers

19. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB - Chicago Bears

20. Stephon Gilmore, CB - Tennessee Titans

21. Mark Barron, S - Cincinnati Bengals

22. Stephen Hill, WR - Cleveland Browns

23. David Wilson, RB - Detroit Lions

24. Andre Branch, DL - Pittsburgh Steelers

25. Lamar Miller, RB - Denver Broncos

26. Rueben Randle, WR - Houston Texans

27. Whitney Mercilus, LB - New England Patriots

28. Courtney Upshaw, LB - Green Bay Packers

29. Cordy Glenn, OL - Baltimore Ravens

30. Coby Fleener, TE - San Francisco 49ers

31. Kendall Reyes, DL - New England Patriots

32. Quinton Coples, DL - New York Giants

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