Checking In On 2012 1st-Round Picks

We’ve rolled past the halfway point of the 2012 NFL season and Tony Villotti over at the DRAFTMETRICS website put together a checkup on the first round draft choices and what they’ve done so far in their brief careers.

Right now, half of the first-round picks opened the season as Day 1 starters, including the Chiefs choice, NT Dontari Poe. Another half-dozen have started at least a handful of games.

Here’s the picks and what they’ve done. Check out DRAFTMETRICS for more info.

1 Andrew Luck Colts

QB

Day 1 starter who may live up to the hype
2 Robert Griffith Redskins

QB

Day 1 starter who may live up to the hype
3 Trent Richardson Browns

RB

Day 1 starter has played 2/3 of snaps
4 Matt Kalil Vikings

OT

Day 1 starter who has played every snap
5 Justin Blackmon Jaguars

WR

Starter getting mixed reviews on performance
6 Morris Claiborne Cowboys

CB

Day 1 starter
7 Mark Barron Bucs

S

Day 1 starter 
8 Ryan Tannehill Dolphins

QB

Day 1 starter 
9 Luke Kuechly Panthers

LB

Day 1 starter
10 Stephon Gilmore Bills

CB

Day 1 starter 
11 Dontari Poe Chiefs

NT

Day 1 starter
12 Fletcher Cox Eagles

DT

Started last 3 games; saw action in first 6 games
13 Michael Floyd Cardinals

WR

Cards #4 WR at this point, but sees lots of action
14 Michael Brockers Rams

DT

Injured in the preseason but started 5 of the last 6
15 Bruce Irvin Seahawks

DE

Situational rusher, playing 25 or so snaps a game
16 Quinton Coples Jets

DE

Started only 2 games but has seen significant action
17 Dre Kirkpatrick Bengals

CB

Just returned from summer knee injury
18 Melvin Ingram Chargers

LB

Reserve role; averages about 20 snaps per game
19 Shea McClellin Bears

LB

Reserve role; suffered concussion last week
20 Kendall Wright Titans

WR

Reserve role; leads team in catches
21 Chandler Jones Patriots

DE

Day 1 starter
22 Brandon Weeden Browns

QB

Day 1 starter
23 Riley Reiff Lions

OT

Started 4 games but all as an OL playing TE
24 David DeCastro Steelers

G

Has missed entire season with injury
25 Don’t'a Hightower Patriots

LB

Day 1 starter, missed games with an injury
26 Whitney Mercilus Texans

LB

Limited playing time; 16 defensive snaps
27 Kevin Zeitler Bengals

G

Day 1 starter
28 Nick Perry Packers

LB

Started first 4 games; injury ended his season
29 Harrison Smith Vikings

S

Day 1 starter
30 A.J. Jenkins 49ers

WR

Has not played; early leader for bust of the draft
31 Doug Martin Bucs

RB

Day 1 starter has had some big days
32 David Wilson Giants

RB

Limited action; most snaps returning kicks

One Response to “Checking In On 2012 1st-Round Picks”

  • November 16, 2012  - txchief says:

    Who is Robert Griffith?




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