2012 Draft Class Wiki Assignment

The 2012 NFL draft was the 77th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The draft, which is officially called the "NFL Player Selection Meeting",[1] was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City from April 26–28.[2][3][4][5] The Indianapolis Colts, who compiled the league's worst record in the 2011 season with a 2–14 record, had the right to the first selection.[6]

On April 17, Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson announced that the team would take Andrew Luck as their first pick, saying it was "the right thing to do" in anticipation of the "media gauntlet" Luck would face in the days leading up to the draft.[7] Luck, being highly regarded as one of the best quarterback prospects in years, had been the subject of the "Suck for Luck" campaigns by fans hoping their teams would end up with the worst record in the 2011 season so they would have the chance to draft Luck. Something rare occurred when the first and last picks in the draft were both quarterbacks and were taken by the same team. Chandler Harnish, chosen with the final pick of the draft by the Colts, made him Mr. Irrelevant for 2012.[8]

Even at a relatively early stage, the strength of the quarterbacks in the 2012 class had been noted. For the first time since the 1970 merger, five rookie quarterbacks would start during opening week – first-round draft picks Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, and Brandon Weeden, as well as third-rounder Russell Wilson.[9][10] By season's end, three more rookie quarterbacks would start their first games – third-round draft pick Nick Foles, fourth-rounder Kirk Cousins, and sixth-rounder Ryan Lindley.[11][12][13] Undrafted quarterbacks Austin Davis, Case Keenum, and Kellen Moore, who were each signed to teams following the draft, as well as second-round draft pick Brock Osweiler, would each eventually win starting quarterback positions during later seasons. Luck, Griffin, and Wilson would be named to the Pro Bowl following the conclusion of the regular season, while Foles and Cousins would be recognized as Pro Bowlers later on in their careers. Nick Foles would be Super Bowl LII MVP.

In the draft, a record 5 players not from the United States were drafted, being CanadiansTyrone Crawford (drafted 81st overall by the Dallas Cowboys) and Philip Blake (drafted 108th overall by the Denver Broncos), AngolanChristo Bilukidi (drafted 189th overall by Oakland Raiders), EnglishmanJack Crawford (drafted 158th overall by Oakland), and GermanMarkus Kuhn (drafted 239th overall by the New York Giants).[14]

The following is the breakdown of the 253 players selected by position:

Early entrants[edit]

Main article: List of 2012 NFL draft early entrants

A record 65 underclassmen announced their intention to forgo their remaining NCAA eligibility and declare themselves eligible to be selected in the draft.[15] Of the 65 eligible underclassmen, 44 (or 67.7%) were drafted.[16]

The selection of Luck, a junior, marked the fourth straight draft where the first overall selection was an underclassman. Since non-seniors were first eligible to be drafted in 1990, fifteen first overall picks (including seven of the last eight) have been players who have entered the draft early.[17] Eight of the first ten players chosen in this draft were non-seniors, which matched the record set in the previous draft. Mark Barron and Ryan Tannehill were the only two seniors among the first ten draftees.

Determination of draft order[edit]

Further information: National Football League draft § Rules for determining draft order

The draft order is generally based on each team's record from the previous season, with teams who qualified for the postseason selecting after those which failed to make the playoffs.[18]

Player selections[edit]

Rnd.Pick #NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
11Indianapolis ColtsLuck, AndrewAndrew Luck QBStanfordPac-12
12Washington RedskinsGriffin III, RobertRobert Griffin III QBBaylorBig 12from St. Louis [R1 - 1];
2011 Heisman Trophy winner [N 2]
13Cleveland BrownsRichardson, TrentTrent Richardson RBAlabamaSECfrom Minnesota [R1 - 2]
14Minnesota VikingsKalil, MattMatt Kalil OTUSCPac-12from Cleveland [R1 - 3]
15Jacksonville JaguarsBlackmon, JustinJustin Blackmon WROklahoma StateBig 12from Tampa Bay [R1 - 4]
16Dallas CowboysClaiborne, MorrisMorris Claiborne CBLSUSECfrom Washington via St. Louis [R1 - 5]
17Tampa Bay BuccaneersBarron, MarkMark Barron SAlabamaSECfrom Jacksonville [R1 - 6]
18Miami DolphinsTannehill, RyanRyan Tannehill QBTexas A&MBig 12
19Carolina PanthersKuechly, LukeLuke Kuechly LBBoston CollegeACC
110Buffalo BillsGilmore, StephonStephon Gilmore CBSouth CarolinaSEC
111Kansas City ChiefsPoe, DontariDontari Poe DTMemphisC-USA
112Philadelphia EaglesCox, FletcherFletcher Cox DTMississippi StateSECfrom Seattle [R1 - 7]
113Arizona CardinalsFloyd, MichaelMichael Floyd WRNotre DameInd. (FBS)
114St. Louis RamsBrockers, MichaelMichael Brockers DTLSUSECfrom Dallas [R1 - 8]
115Seattle SeahawksIrvin, BruceBruce Irvin DEWest VirginiaBig Eastfrom Philadelphia [R1 - 9]
116New York JetsCoples, QuintonQuinton Coples DENorth CarolinaACC
117Cincinnati BengalsKirkpatrick, DreDre Kirkpatrick CBAlabamaSECfrom Oakland [R1 - 10]
118San Diego ChargersIngram, MelvinMelvin Ingram LBSouth CarolinaSEC
119Chicago BearsMcClellin, SheaShea McClellin DEBoise StateMW
120Tennessee TitansWright, KendallKendall Wright WRBaylorBig 12
121New England PatriotsJones, ChandlerChandler Jones DESyracuseBig Eastfrom Cincinnati [R1 - 11]
122Cleveland BrownsWeeden, BrandonBrandon Weeden QBOklahoma StateBig 12from Atlanta [R1 - 12]
123Detroit LionsReiff, RileyRiley Reiff OTIowaBig Ten
124Pittsburgh SteelersDeCastro, DavidDavid DeCastro GStanfordPac-12
125New England PatriotsHightower, Dont'aDont'a Hightower LBAlabamaSECfrom Denver [R1 - 13]
126Houston TexansMercilus, WhitneyWhitney Mercilus DEIllinoisBig Ten
127Cincinnati BengalsZeitler, KevinKevin Zeitler GWisconsinBig Tenfrom New Orleans via New England [R1 - 14]
128Green Bay PackersPerry, NickNick Perry LBUSCPac-12
129Minnesota VikingsSmith, HarrisonHarrison Smith SNotre DameInd. (FBS)from Baltimore [R1 - 15]
130San Francisco 49ersJenkins, A. J.A. J. Jenkins WRIllinoisBig Ten
131Tampa Bay BuccaneersMartin, DougDoug Martin RBBoise StateMWfrom New England via Denver [R1 - 16]
132New York GiantsWilson, DavidDavid Wilson RBVirginia TechACC
233St. Louis RamsQuick, BrianBrian Quick WRAppalachian StateSoCon
234Indianapolis ColtsFleener, CobyCoby Fleener TEStanfordPac-12
235Baltimore RavensUpshaw, CourtneyCourtney Upshaw LBAlabamaSECfrom Minnesota [R2 - 1]
236Denver BroncosWolfe, DerekDerek Wolfe DTCincinnatiBig Eastfrom Tampa Bay[R2 - 2]
237Cleveland BrownsSchwartz, MitchellMitchell Schwartz OTCaliforniaPac-12
238Jacksonville JaguarsBranch, AndreAndre Branch DEClemsonACC
239St. Louis RamsJenkins, JanorisJanoris Jenkins CBNorth Alabamafrom Washington [R2 - 3]
240Carolina PanthersSilatolu, AminiAmini Silatolu GMidwestern StateLone Star
241Buffalo BillsGlenn, CordyCordy Glenn OTGeorgiaSEC
242Miami DolphinsMartin, JonathanJonathan Martin OTStanfordPac-12
243New York JetsHill, StephenStephen Hill WRGeorgia TechACCfrom Seattle[R2 - 4]
244Kansas City ChiefsAllen, JeffJeff Allen GIllinoisBig Ten
245Chicago BearsJeffery, AlshonAlshon Jeffery WRSouth CarolinaSECfrom Dallas via St. Louis [R2 - 5]
246Philadelphia EaglesKendricks, MychalMychal Kendricks LBCaliforniaPac-12
247Seattle SeahawksWagner, BobbyBobby Wagner LBUtah StateWACfrom New York Jets[R2 - 6]
248New England PatriotsWilson, TavonTavon Wilson SIllinoisBig Tenfrom Oakland [R2 - 7]
249San Diego ChargersReyes, KendallKendall Reyes DTConnecticutBig East
250St. Louis RamsPead, IsaiahIsaiah Pead RBCincinnatiBig Eastfrom Chicago[R2 - 8]
251Green Bay PackersWorthy, JerelJerel Worthy DTMichigan StateBig Tenfrom Arizona via Philadelphia [R2 - 9]
252Tennessee TitansBrown, ZachZach Brown LBNorth CarolinaACC
253Cincinnati BengalsStill, DevonDevon Still DTPenn StateBig Ten
254Detroit LionsBroyles, RyanRyan Broyles WROklahomaBig 12
255Atlanta FalconsKonz, PeterPeter Konz CWisconsinBig Ten
256Pittsburgh SteelersAdams, MikeMike Adams OTOhio StateBig Ten
257Denver BroncosOsweiler, BrockBrock Osweiler QBArizona StatePac-12
258Tampa Bay BuccaneersDavid, LavonteLavonte David LBNebraskaBig Tenfrom Houston[R2 - 10]
259.5–New Orleans Saintsselection forfeited as part of the punishment for the team's bounty scandal[Forfeited picks 1]
259Philadelphia EaglesCurry, VinnyVinny Curry DEMarshallC-USAfrom Green Bay[R2 - 11]
260Baltimore RavensOsemele, KelechiKelechi Osemele GIowa StateBig 12
261San Francisco 49ersJames, LaMichaelLaMichael James RBOregonPac-12
262Green Bay PackersHayward, CaseyCasey Hayward CBVanderbiltSECfrom New England[R2 - 12]
263New York GiantsRandle, RuebenRueben Randle WRLSUSEC
364Indianapolis ColtsAllen, DwayneDwayne Allen TEClemsonACC
365St. Louis RamsJohnson, TrumaineTrumaine Johnson CBMontanaBig Sky
366Minnesota VikingsRobinson, JoshJosh Robinson CBCentral FloridaC-USA
367Denver BroncosHillman, RonnieRonnie Hillman RBSan Diego StateMWfrom Cleveland[R3 - 1]
368Houston TexansPosey, DeVierDeVier Posey WROhio StateBig Tenfrom Tampa Bay[R3 - 2]
369Buffalo BillsGraham, T. J.T. J. Graham WRNC StateACCfrom Washington[R3 - 3]
370Jacksonville JaguarsAnger, BryanBryan Anger PCaliforniaPac-12
371Washington RedskinsLeRibeus, JoshJosh LeRibeus GSMUC-USAfrom Buffalo[R3 - 4]
372Miami DolphinsVernon, OlivierOlivier Vernon DEMiami (FL)ACC
373San Diego ChargersTaylor, BrandonBrandon Taylor SLSUSECfrom Carolina via Chicago and Miami [R3 - 5]
374Kansas City ChiefsStephenson, DonaldDonald Stephenson OTOklahomaBig 12
375Seattle SeahawksWilson, RussellRussell Wilson QBWisconsinBig Ten
376Houston TexansBrooks, BrandonBrandon Brooks GMiami (OH)MACfrom Philadelphia [R3 - 6]
377New York JetsDavis, DemarioDemario Davis LBArkansas StateSun Belt
377.5–Oakland Raidersselection forfeited after selecting QB Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. [Forfeited picks 2]
378Miami DolphinsEgnew, MichaelMichael Egnew TEMissouriBig 12from San Diego[R3 - 7]
379Chicago BearsHardin, BrandonBrandon Hardin SOregon StatePac-12
380Arizona CardinalsFleming, JamellJamell Fleming CBOklahomaBig 12
381Dallas CowboysCrawford, TyroneTyrone Crawford DEBoise StateMW
382Tennessee TitansMartin, MikeMike Martin DTMichiganBig Ten
383Cincinnati BengalsSanu, MohamedMohamed Sanu WRRutgersBig East
384Baltimore RavensPierce, BernardBernard Pierce RBTempleMACfrom Atlanta[R3 - 8]
385Detroit LionsBentley, DwightDwight Bentley CBLouisiana-LafayetteSun Belt
386Pittsburgh SteelersSpence, SeanSean Spence LBMiami (FL)ACC
387Cleveland BrownsHughes, JohnJohn Hughes DTCincinnatiBig Eastfrom Denver[R3 - 9]
388Philadelphia EaglesFoles, NickNick Foles QBArizonaPac-12from Houston [R3 - 10]
389New Orleans SaintsHicks, AkiemAkiem Hicks DTReginaCWUAA
390New England PatriotsBequette, JakeJake Bequette DEArkansasSECfrom Green Bay[R3 - 11]
391Atlanta FalconsHolmes, LamarLamar Holmes OTSouthern MissC-USAfrom Baltimore[R3 - 12]
392Indianapolis ColtsHilton, T. Y.T. Y. Hilton WRFlorida InternationalSun Beltfrom San Francisco[R3 - 13]
Since being the first overall pick, Andrew Luck has been a 3× Pro Bowl selection and led his team to the playoffs in three out of the last five years.
2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Luke Kuechly was drafted with the 9th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.

The 2012 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2012, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The draft started at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (2300 UTC), and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. This draft marked the first time that the first two players selected were from the same school (Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were teammates at Kentucky).[1] It also set a record of having six players from one school (Kentucky) being selected in the two rounds of the draft and was the first draft to have the first three selections be college freshmen all from the same conference, the Southeastern Conference. Not only that, but it also featured the oldest player to ever get selected in an NBA draft, with Bernard James being 27 years old at the time of the draft. Of the players drafted, 30 are forwards, 21 are guards, and 9 are centers.

The 2012 NBA draft marked the first appearance of the Brooklyn Nets. This draft also marks the last draft appearance for the New Orleans Hornets. After the 2012–13 season, the franchise was renamed as the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans made their first draft appearance as the Pelicans in 2013.

Draft selections[edit]

RoundPickPlayerPositionNationality[n 1]TeamSchool/club team
11Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis*PF/C United StatesNew Orleans HornetsKentucky(Fr.)
12Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-GilchristSF United StatesCharlotte BobcatsKentucky(Fr.)
13Beal, BradleyBradley Beal+SG United StatesWashington WizardsFlorida(Fr.)
14Waiters, DionDion WaitersSG United StatesCleveland CavaliersSyracuse(So.)
15Robinson, ThomasThomas RobinsonPF United StatesSacramento KingsKansas(Jr.)
16Lillard, DamianDamian Lillard*~PG United StatesPortland Trail Blazers(from Brooklyn)[a]Weber St.(Jr.)
17Barnes, HarrisonHarrison BarnesSF United StatesGolden State WarriorsNorth Carolina(So.)
18Ross, TerrenceTerrence RossSG United StatesToronto RaptorsWashington(So.)
19Drummond, AndreAndre Drummond*C United StatesDetroit PistonsConnecticut(Fr.)
110Rivers, AustinAustin RiversSG United StatesNew Orleans Hornets(from Minnesota via L.A. Clippers)[b]Duke(Fr.)
111Leonard, MeyersMeyers LeonardC United StatesPortland Trail BlazersIllinois(So.)
112Lamb, JeremyJeremy LambSG United StatesHouston Rockets(from Milwaukee)[c]Connecticut(So.)
113Marshall, KendallKendall MarshallPG United StatesPhoenix SunsNorth Carolina(So.)
114Henson, JohnJohn HensonPF United StatesMilwaukee Bucks(from Houston)[c]North Carolina(Jr.)
115Harkless, MauriceMaurice HarklessSF Puerto Rico[n 2]Philadelphia 76ersSt. John's(Fr.)
116White, RoyceRoyce WhitePF United StatesHouston Rockets(from New York)[d]Iowa St.(So.)
117Zeller, TylerTyler ZellerC United StatesDallas Mavericks(traded to Cleveland)[A]North Carolina(Sr.)
118Jones, TerrenceTerrence JonesPF United StatesHouston Rockets(from Utah via Minnesota)[e]Kentucky(So.)
119Nicholson, AndrewAndrew NicholsonPF CanadaOrlando MagicSt. Bonaventure(Sr.)
120Fournier, EvanEvan FournierSG FranceDenver NuggetsPoitiers Basket(France)
121Sullinger, JaredJared SullingerPF United StatesBoston CelticsOhio St.(So.)
122Melo, FabFab MeloC BrazilBoston Celtics(from L.A. Clippers via Oklahoma City)[f]Syracuse(So.)
123Jenkins, JohnJohn JenkinsSG United StatesAtlanta HawksVanderbilt(Jr.)
124Cunningham, JaredJared CunninghamSG United StatesCleveland Cavaliers(from L.A. Lakers,[g]traded to Dallas)[A]Oregon St.(Jr.)
125Wroten, TonyTony WrotenPG United StatesMemphis GrizzliesWashington(Fr.)
126Plumlee, MilesMiles PlumleeC United StatesIndiana PacersDuke(Sr.)
127Moultrie, ArnettArnett MoultriePF United StatesMiami Heat(traded to Philadelphia)[B]Mississippi St.(Jr.)
128Jones III, PerryPerry Jones IIISF United StatesOklahoma City ThunderBaylor(So.)
129Teague, MarquisMarquis TeaguePG United StatesChicago BullsKentucky(Fr.)
130Ezeli, FestusFestus EzeliC NigeriaGolden State Warriors(from San Antonio)[h]Vanderbilt(Sr.)
231Taylor, JefferyJeffery TaylorSF SwedenCharlotte BobcatsVanderbilt(Sr.)
232Satoranský, TomášTomáš SatoranskýSG Czech RepublicWashington WizardsBanca Cívica Sevilla(Spain)
233James, BernardBernard JamesC United StatesCleveland Cavaliers(traded to Dallas)[A]Florida St.(Sr.)
234Crowder, JaeJae CrowderSF United StatesCleveland Cavaliers(from New Orleans via Miami,[i]traded to Dallas)[A]Marquette(Sr.)
235Green, DraymondDraymond Green*PF United StatesGolden State Warriors(from Brooklyn)[j]Michigan St.(Sr.)
236Johnson, OrlandoOrlando JohnsonSG United StatesSacramento Kings(traded to Indiana)[C]UC Santa Barbara(Sr.)
237Acy, QuincyQuincy AcyPF United StatesToronto RaptorsBaylor(Sr.)
238Miller, QuincyQuincy MillerSF United StatesDenver Nuggets(from Golden State via New York)[k]Baylor(Fr.)
239Middleton, KhrisKhris MiddletonSF United StatesDetroit PistonsTexas A&M(Jr.)
240Barton, WillWill BartonSG United StatesPortland Trail Blazers(from Minnesota via Houston)[l]Memphis(So.)
241Taylor, TyshawnTyshawn TaylorPG United StatesPortland Trail Blazers(traded to Brooklyn)[D]Kansas(Sr.)
242Lamb, DoronDoron LambSG United StatesMilwaukee BucksKentucky(So.)
243Scott, MikeMike ScottPF United StatesAtlanta Hawks(from Phoenix)[m]Virginia(Sr.)
244English, KimKim EnglishSG United StatesDetroit Pistons(from Houston)[n]Missouri(Sr.)
245Hamilton, JustinJustin HamiltonC United StatesPhiladelphia 76ers(traded to Miami)[B]LSU(Jr.)
246Miller, DariusDarius MillerSF United StatesNew Orleans Hornets(from Dallas via Washington)[o]Kentucky(Sr.)
247Murphy, KevinKevin MurphySG United StatesUtah JazzTennessee Tech(Sr.)
248Papanikolaou, KostasKostas PapanikolaouSF GreeceNew York KnicksOlympiacos(Greece)
249O'Quinn, KyleKyle O'QuinnPF United StatesOrlando MagicNorfolk St.(Sr.)
250Turkyilmaz, Izzetİzzet Türkyılmaz#PF TurkeyDenver NuggetsBanvit(Turkey)
251Joseph, KrisKris JosephSF CanadaBoston CelticsSyracuse(Sr.)
252Kuzmić, OgnjenOgnjen KuzmićC Serbia[n 3]Golden State Warriors(from Atlanta)[p]Clinicas Rincón(Spain)
253Aldemir, FurkanFurkan AldemirPF TurkeyLos Angeles ClippersGalatasaray(Turkey)
254Shengelia, TornikeTornike ShengeliaSF GeorgiaPhiladelphia 76ers(from Memphis,[q]traded to Brooklyn)[E]Spirou Charleroi(Belgium)
255Johnson-Odom, DariusDarius Johnson-OdomSG United StatesDallas Mavericks(from L.A. Lakers,[r]traded back to the L.A. Lakers)[F]Marquette(Sr.)
256Zubčić, TomislavTomislav Zubčić#PF CroatiaToronto Raptors(from Indiana)[s]Cibona Zagreb(Croatia)
257Karaman, İlkanİlkan Karaman#PF TurkeyBrooklyn Nets(from Miami)[t]Pınar Karşıyaka(Turkey)
258Hummel, RobbieRobbie HummelSF United StatesMinnesota Timberwolves(from Oklahoma City)[u]Purdue(Sr.)
259Denmon, MarcusMarcus Denmon#PG United StatesSan Antonio SpursMissouri(Sr.)
260Sacre, RobertRobert SacreC Canada[n 4]Los Angeles Lakers(from Chicago via Milwaukee and Brooklyn)[v]Gonzaga(Sr.)

Notable undrafted players[edit]

Further information: List of National Basketball Association undrafted players

These players were not selected in the 2012 NBA Draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

  1. ^Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
  2. ^Maurice Harkless was born and raised in the United States, his maternal grandfather is Puerto Rican. He has committed to represent Puerto Rico internationally since 2014.[6]
  3. ^Ognjen Kuzmić was born in SR Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), but has represented Serbia internationally since 2014.[30]
  4. ^Robert Sacre was born in the United States to an American father and a Canadian mother. He has represented Canada internationally since 2010.[38]

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