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A TheSportsTrap exclusive guest post by my go-to NFL guru Kyle Chapman, better known as “Fatoss” around the streets of SE Portland.
2012 1ST ROUND FATOSS MOCK
You guys hungry? Who is hungry? Because I got that NFL Mock Draft meat sandwich stuffed with crunched numbers, player comparisons/projections and a breakdown of team selections. This mock is so loaded, by the end, you’ll be in desperate need of a Thanksgiving-esque nap (“nappy chappy”). I did this mock based on the best players on the board, going with team-by-team needs. So sit back with a brew and your choice of smoke and take in my perspective on how this year’s day-one is bound to unfold.
And with the first pick In the 2012 draft the Indianapolis Colts select:
1. Colts: ANDREW LUCK, QB STANFORD- ***NFL COMPARISON= ELI MANNING***
With all the Peyton Manning comparisons out there, let me be the first to say that it’s the other Manning that Luck resembles. Four MVP’s, 10 division titles and seven-consecutive seasons of at least 12 wins are enormous shoes to fill. I’m not saying Luck wont win a lot of football games or awards—because i think he can and will—I just anticipate Luck winning in an Eli fashion by managing the game. Don’t expect Luck to do it the Peyton way tacking up 4 or 5 TD’s per game and carrying his team to 12 wins a year despite being surrounded by subpar talent (exception: Harrison, Wayne and Freeney). In the 2nd round the Colts should grab the best player available regardless of position as the rebuilding stage will continue in Indy through 2012.