The 2012 NFL Draft begins Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. The first two picks should go presumably -- or at least comparatively -- quickly. The Colts have confirmed they will select QB Andrew Luck with the top overall pick in the draft, and the Redskins -- having traded up to the No. 2 spot -- are widely expected to take QB Robert Griffin III.
After that, prognosticators can claim with certainty only the NFL draft order.
Though trade are likely to realign it as it goes, the current NFL Draft Order is as follows:
|2||Washington Redskins (from STL)|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|6||St. Louis Rams (from WAS)|
|11||Kansas City Chiefs|
|16||New York Jets|
|17||Cincinnati Bengals (from OAK)|
|18||San Diego Chargers|
|22||Cleveland Browns (from ATL)|
|27||New England Patriots (from NOR)|
|28||Green Bay Packers|
|30||San Francisco 49ers|
|31||New England Patriots|
|32||New York Giants|
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