ESPN's Todd McShay has once again updated his 2012 NFL Mock Draft. In this round of his mock draft, McShay takes a look at each team, and considers the possible scenarios that could happen, leading to different possible picks.
Here is McShay's intro to his predicitions:
With two weeks remaining until the 2012 NFL draft kicks off, my final board is taking its final shape, but solidifying my prospect rankings doesn't mean the intrigue is subsiding for NFL teams.As for the Miami Dolphins' selection, McShay writes:
There are still plenty of things up in the air as team needs are adjusted and players make final visits to NFL cities, working out for teams and interviewing with coaches, scouts and front-office personnel.
With that in mind, it's time for my annual scenario-based mock draft. I've broken down the possibilities for every first-round pick based on what I believe would be each team's ideal situation (within reason). That ideal is presented as Scenario 1, with others based on options for filling needs and the players available in this projection.
Some teams -- such as the Colts, Redskins and Buccaneers -- have two clear options, while trades and other considerations give some teams as many as five scenarios.
Here's how I see the first round unfolding as draft day approaches.
Record: 6-10 | Top needs: QB, WR, ROT, S, DE, CB, TE, OLB
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Scenario 1: Tannehill has all kinds of upside with his athleticism and arm talent, and he played under new Miami offensive coordinator Mike Sherman in college. Getting him is the best-case scenario whether the Dolphins stay put or trade up.
Scenario 2: Should Tannehill be off the board, take the best available offensive player. That's [Riley] Reiff or [Michael] Floyd in this case. Reiff would offer a nice bookend opposite current LT Jake Long, and Floyd would add a weapon on the outside.
Scenario 3: Opt for the best defensive player remaining on the board. That could include options such as [Melvin] Ingram, Fletcher Cox, [Quinton] Coples, Boston College ILB Luke Kuechly and Alabama S Mark Barron.
Which of those scenarios do you think is most likely? Vote below.