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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Going Along With Trends In Latest Mock

Todd McShay just came out with his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, and it has some picks that are starting to look pretty common among the Florida teams, starting with Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

This is a tough call because you could make an argument for taking LSU CB Morris Claiborne here and grabbing one of the second-tier running backs with the 36th pick. Richardson is a special prospect, though, and he could be just what QB Josh Freeman and the Bucs need to jump-start an offense that finished 30th in the league in rushing last season.

Next up is a pick that isn't quite as common, Iowa tackle Riley Reiff for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Reiff is a safe, high-character pick who fits the draft style of Jags general manager Gene Smith. He will solidify the offensive line and provide protection for second-year QB Blaine Gabbert as he continues to develop. North Carolina DE Quinton Coples is the most talented player on the board at this point, but he's the kind of high-upside prospect who doesn't fit Smith's style.

Finally the pick that has become nearly unanimous over the past couple of weeks, Ryan Tannehill to the Dolphins.

Tannehill is still somewhat raw as a quarterback -- just 19 starts after beginning his career as a wide receiver -- but his athleticism and upside are impressive. He also makes better decisions than some give him credit for and he didn't get much help in his senior year, when he was coached by new Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.

McShay also provides picks for the second round of the draft and has all three teams building some depth along the trenches. The Buccaneers take North Carolina outside linebacker Zach Brown, the Jaguars take USC defensive end Nick Perry and the Dolphins take Mississippi tackle Bobby Massie.

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