With the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jason Garrison selected for the Cleveland Browns, who earned this pick by trading away their No. 6 pick in the 2011 draft to the Atlanta Falcons, who used that pick to select wide receiver Julio Jones.
With the No. 22 overall pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
This is a no brainer. I'll be honest, while I intentionally ignored trade requests for the Bengals, because I was 99 percent certain that the two players I wanted would be there, I ignored trade requests for the Browns too, which I think was a little risky considering they could really use Tannehill. In the end, rolling the dice paid off, because in reality, I doubt Tannehill is on the board at No. 22 when the actual draft takes place.
It's no secret that the Browns are a mess. The team may say they're confident in Colt McCoy but they're not. McCoy isn't going to take them where they want to go and they know it. Tannehill, on the other hand, has much better upside than McCoy does and, in time, he could have great success in Cleveland, that is if he's given the tools to succeed (something that has been denied to McCoy).
If Tannehill is on the board when the Browns go on the clock at No. 22, it's a lock. In fact, I wouldn't be completely shocked if they took him at No. 4 overall with their first pick. In the end, he's much better than McCoy and, after given some time to adjust to the pro game, he'll give the Browns a better chance to compete in the AFC North.
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Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
Probably the luckiest pick of this draft. I'm sure Cleveland thought about Tannehill at pick four. He has enough upside to be taken in the top ten but Tannehill needs to sit and develop. Colt McCoy will need to watch his back now because Tannehill will be the superior talent as soon as camp opens.
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|9||Carolina||Jason Blanton||Luke Kuechly LB|
|10||Buffalo||Casey Penn||Michael Floyd WR|
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor||David DeCastro OG|
|12||Detroit (projected trade)||Andrew Perrotta||Stephon Gilmore CB|
|13||Arizona||Dan Wolford||Riley Reiff OT|
|14||Dallas||Joshua Foster||Michael Brockers DT|
|15||Philadelphia||Travis Parker||Mark Barron S|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor||Courtney Upshaw OLB|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison||Dre Kirkpatrick CB|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox||Fletcher Cox DE|
|19||Chicago||Steve Whited||Kendall Wright WR|
|20||Tennessee||Jeff Welch||Nick Perry DE|
|21||Cincinnati||Jason Garrison||Cordy Glenn OG|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison||Ryan Tannehill QB
|23||Seattle (projected trade)||Jared Egner|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner|