2012 NFL Draft do-over: Despite woes, RGIII still a first-rounder

The recent demotion of Robert Griffin III by the Washington Redskins and release of Trent Richardson by the Oakland Raiders put the football futures of two of the top three selections in the 2012 NFL Draft in doubt.

Given those two key recent developments -- plus, a number of others in the class of 2012 -- here's how the 2012 NFL Draft would play out if we had a chance to do it all over again:

1. Indianapolis Colts
Pick:Andrew Luck
Do-over: Same
Comment: The Colts go from Peyton Manning to a horrible season and then onto the Andrew Luck era. Some teams have all the "Luck". It's early in the article -- it might get substantially worse.

2. Washington Redskins
Pick:Robert Griffin III
Do-over:Russell Wilson
Comment: Remember that Mike Shanahan is making this pick in 2012 and Griffin is ready-made for his zone-scheme, bootleg-action offense.

3. Cleveland Browns
Pick:Trent Richardson
Do-over:Ryan Tannehill
Comment: While some might go with Luke Kuechly here, the Browns had no answer at QB headed into this draft and Tannehill is flashing enough to take a chance on such an important position for success.

4. Minnesota Vikings
Pick:Matt Kalil
Do-over:Luke Kuechly
Comment: While Kalil has had his moments, Kuechly is a dominant defensive force who is versatile enough to battle against quality offenses within the division in 2012.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick:Justin Blackmon
Do-over:Alshon Jeffery
Comment: The Jaguars were hoping to find a big target for QB Blaine Gabbert and Jeffery has proven to be reliable and effective. Furthermore, he's proven that his conditioning and speed are not concerns at this level.

6. Dallas Cowboys
Pick:Morris Claiborne
Do-over:Dontari Poe
Comment: Poe was a freak with all of his pre-draft testing and he's flashed that incredible potential enough to warrant a selection here by the Cowboys, who needed defensive line help at the time.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick:Mark Barron
Do-over:Alfred Morris
Comment: Tampa was looking for a running back in 2012 and that's what we'll give them in the re-draft. Morris has size and the ability to be a workhorse, which is what the team was looking for.

8. Miami Dolphins
Pick:Ryan Tannehill
Do-over:Nick Foles
Comment: If you think this is too early, then consider that many thought the Dolphins took Tannehill too early in the original 2012 draft. Using hindsight, Foles has shown enough to potentially reach for a QB here.

9. Carolina Panthers
Pick:Luke Kuechly
Do-over:Bobby Wagner
Comment: The Panthers miss out on all-everything Kuechly in the redraft, but they land another mega athlete who can run and chase all over the field.

10. Buffalo Bills
Pick:Stephon Gilmore
Do-over:T.Y. Hilton
Comment: The Bills took an undersized WR in the third round (T.J. Graham) of the 2012 draft and missed. This time, they hit with a dynamic talent who has big-play potential.

11. Kansas City Chiefs
Pick:Dontari Poe
Do-over:Chandler Jones
Comment: Jones would fit the Chiefs' 3-4 defense under Romeo Crennel in 2012. He has the ability to get up the field and rush the passer to dominate a game.

12. Philadelphia Eagles
Pick:Fletcher Cox
Do-over:Lavonte David
Comment: David has been an absolute tackling machine since coming into the league and fits nicely into the Eagles' hole at weakside linebacker in 2012.

13. Arizona Cardinals
Pick:Michael Floyd
Do-over:Matt Kalil
Comment: The Cardinals' issues along the offensive line needed to be addressed. In 2012, the Cardinals took Bobby Massie in the fourth round, but they take Kalil in this spot in the redraft.

14. St. Louis Rams
Pick:Michael Brockers
Do-over:Michael Floyd
Comment: While Brockers has been a rock for the Rams, Floyd would have given them something they coveted -- a receiver with size and ball skills.

15. Seattle Seahawks
Pick:Bruce Irvin
Do-over:Olivier Vernon
Comment: The Seahawks planned to add edge speed, so we'll do the same thing here, but with Vernon instead of Irvin.

16. New York Jets
Pick:Quinton Coples
Do-over:Fletcher Cox
Comment: Cox hasn't been the disruptive pass rusher that some projected when he came into the league, but Rex Ryan would have loved his traits in this spot.

17. Cincinnati Bengals
Pick:Dre Kirkpatrick
Do-over:Kelechi Osemele
Comment: Osemele gives the Bengals a tackle/guard with a big frame and long arms who can play with power and movement.

18. San Diego Chargers
Pick:Melvin Ingram
Do-over:Bruce Irvin
Comment: Ingram's injuries have robbed him of a chance to show his ability over the last two seasons. In a redraft, Irvin's blazing speed off the edge gets the nod.

19. Chicago Bears
Pick:Shea McClellin
Do-over:Cordy Glenn
Comment: Glenn has proven he can handle the rigors of being an NFL left tackle, and the Bears were gambling with J'Marcus Webb as the starter at that time.

20. Tennessee Titans
Pick:Kendall Wright
Do-over:Vontaze Burfict
Comment: Wright has been just fine for the Titans and maybe this is like taking points off the board, but Burfict has proven to be a first-round worthy talent by staying out of trouble and getting into shape.

21. New England Patriots
Pick:Chandler Jones
Do-over:Michael Brockers
Comment: Brockers isn't the same type of lineman that Jones is, but he can fit into the Patriots' hybrid front as a run stuffer.

22. Cleveland Browns
Pick:Brandon Weeden
Do-over:David DeCastro
Comment: DeCastro has been good enough for the Browns to lock him into a spot late in the first round.

23. Detroit Lions
Pick:Riley Reiff
Do-over: Same
Comment: There are others I could plug in here, but Reiff has handled his business for the most part, so we'll leave him here.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick:David DeCastro
Do-over:Dont'a Hightower
Comment: Though not spectacular, he has been steady and would likely prove to be an upgrade over DeCastro.

25. New England Patriots
Pick:Dont'a Hightower
Do-over:Stephon Gilmore
Comment: A cornerback with size, speed and a willingness to tackle is always on Bill Belichick's radar.

26. Houston Texans
Pick:Whitney Mercilus
Do-over:Akiem Hicks
Comment: While Mercilus has shown some life of late, Hicks can be absolutely dominant at times and would have given the Texans an anchor in the middle of the defensive line.

27. Cincinnati Bengals
Pick:Kevin Zeitler
Do-over:Janoris Jenkins
Comment: I gave the Bengals a guard earlier in this redraft (Osemele), so we'll reverse it and go with a playmaking corner with this pick.

28. Green Bay Packers
Pick:Nick Perry
Do-over:Derek Wolfe
Comment: Wolfe has shown some potential to be the Packers' type of pass rusher since they've gone with more movement and less bulk up front.

29. Minnesota Vikings
Pick:Harrison Smith
Do-over: Same
Comment: We'll stay with Smith here.

30. San Francisco 49ers
Pick:A.J. Jenkins
Do-over:Rueben Randle
Comment: Randle might not be perfect, but he's shown steady improvement in each of his three seasons in the league. The 49ers needed to find a steady target with some ability down the field.

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick:Doug Martin
Do-over:Robert Griffin III
Comment: Back in 2012, the Bucs just finished a turnover-filled season with Josh Freeman at the helm and there were internal concerns that he wasn't "the guy." While Griffin has clearly had issues, he's flashed enough that Tampa might be willing to reach on him here thanks to his potential.

32. New York Giants
Pick: David Wilson
Do-over:Lamar Miller
Comment: Miller is the slasher than Wilson was never allowed to become. Miller can play on all three downs and would obviously be on the Giants' board in a redraft.

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