2012 Re-Draft with One Round "Crystal Ball"

Pundits on ESPN and NFLN love re-drafts. they can take all 256 players and re-rank them however the see fit. Fans love them too; they can look and see who was drafted after their team picked and say 'see! see! they should have picked my draft crush!"

Well, this isn't really fair. For one, nobody is going to draft Russell Wilson in the Top 10, or Alfred Morris. But they might draft a second rounder in the first. Secondly, if your team can see into the future, then EVERY team can! So, what happens if we do a re-draft based on 2 years of performance, but teams can only draft players that were drafted within one round of their slotting -- that factors out the pure luck involved in stumbling onto Alfred Morris or Danny Trevathian.

So what I did here is assume each NFL team had a crystal ball into May 2014, but could only see the performance of players drafted within 32 picks of where they picked -- what would happen? Well, here's what the draft looks like -- its mostly a BPA draft with some need considered, sorted by CarAV.

First off, I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but the 49ers don't improve all that much in the first round. everyone else is still taken, and its down to a solid DT in Kendall Reyes or Chris f-ing Givens. So I take Reyes. at 60, however, we do get lucky and TY Hilton is available and can be picked (remember, you can see one round later); its entirely feasible that we could have reached for TY at 60. So, here you go, enjoy.

Pick ▴ Tm Name Pos CarAV
1 IND Andrew Luck QB 27
2 WAS Robert Griffin QB 28
3 CLE Ryan Tannehill QB 20
4 MIN Michael Brockers DT 19
5 JAX Luke Kuechly LB 22
6 DAL Dontari Poe DT 18
7 TAM Alshon Jeffery WR 17
8 MIA Matt Kalil OL 18
9 CAR Chandler Jones DE 15
10 BUF Janoris Jenkins DB 15
11 KAN Riley Reiff OL 14
12 PHI Derek Wolfe DT 13
13 ARI Doug Martin RB 17
14 STL Kendall Wright WR 14
15 SEA Bobby Wagner LB 20
16 NYJ Fletcher Cox DT 12
17 CIN Kevin Zeitler OL 14
18 SDG Dont'a Hightower LB 14
19 CHI Quinton Coples DE 11
20 TEN Mychal Kendricks LB 14
21 NWE Whitney Mercilus DE 10
22 CLE Trent Richardson RB 13
23 DET Mark Barron SS 11
24 PIT Michael Floyd WR 11
25 NWE Lavonte David LB 18
26 HOU Bruce Irvin DE 10
27 CIN Harrison Smith FS 10
28 GNB Peter Konz OL 14
29 MIN Mitchell Schwartz OL 13
30 SFO Kendall Reyes DT 10
31 TAM Cordy Glenn OL 13
32 NYG Zach Brown LB 14
33 STL Jeff Allen OL 11
34 IND Chris Givens WR 10
35 BAL Courtney Upshaw LB 12
36 DEN Morris Claiborne DB 8
37 CLE Jonathan Martin OL 10
38 JAX Justin Blackmon WR 9
39 STL Rueben Randle WR 7
40 CAR Kelechi Osemele OL 10
41 BUF Stephon Gilmore DB 8
42 MIA Olivier Vernon DE 10
43 NYJ Demario Davis LB 12
44 KAN Russell Wilson QB 31
45 CHI Mohamed Sanu WR 6
46 PHI Coby Fleener TE 8
47 SEA Amini Silatolu OL 9
48 NWE Shea McClellin DE 6
49 SDG David DeCastro OL 8
50 STL Bernard Pierce RB 7
51 GNB Mike Adams OL 8
52 TEN Trumaine Johnson DB 8
53 CIN Josh Robinson DB 6
54 DET Nick Perry DE 5
55 ATL Ronnie Hillman RB 6
56 PIT Donald Stephenson OL 7
57 DEN Nick Foles QB 16
58 TAM Tavon Wilson FS 5
59 PHI Akiem Hicks DE 10
60 BAL Lamar Holmes OL 8
61 SFO T.Y. Hilton WR 18
62 GNB Dre Kirkpatrick DB 4
63 NYG David Wilson RB 5
64 IND T.J. Graham WR 6

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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