Ryan Van Bibber posted the latest edition of SB Nation's 2012 NFL Mock Draft today. I almost thought about not linking to it after seeing who the picks (namely, the first one) were, but alas, I guess it's still worth considering the realm of possibilities out there. After all, I had no idea that Jake Locker and Christian Ponder would be taken as high as they were a season ago.
Anyway, let's get to the picks. At No. 4 overall, Ryan has the Browns taking Ryan Tannehill. Ryan is a St. Louis Rams fan, so maybe this is another way to "stick it" to the Browns, having already done so in the Robert Griffin III situation. You'd think the Rams would go after Justin Blackmon at No. 6, but instead, Ryan has Blackmon falling to No. 10 overall with the Rams drafting Trent Richardson. I would not be surprised if Michael Floyd gets drafted ahead of Blackmon, like this mock draft shows; I think it all depends on what Cleveland does at No. 4.
At No. 22 overall, Ryan has the Browns taking wide receiver Rueben Randle, even though Kendall Wright and Stephen Hill were still available. Ryan's full explanations are listed after the jump:
4. Cleveland Browns, Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Call me cynical, but at the very least Mike Holmgren and Pat Shurmur could buy themselves another year in Cleveland if they draft a quarterback. At least they can say they're trying. No need to rush Tannehill, let Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace work another year.
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta Falcons), Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
Randle has a load of talent that may take refining. He would appeal to Cleveland as a guy who has plenty of upside but who can still contribute early with his ability to beat coverage.