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College Fantasy Football: 2012 Mock Draft

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The 2012 college football season doesn't kick off until August 30, but we at Athlon Sports and some of our friends couldn't wait, so we decided to go ahead and get an early start by doing our first mock draft.

Not surprisingly, Wisconsin's Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist who set the NCAA scoring record with 39 total touchdowns last season, was the No. 1 overall pick followed by fellow running back Robbie Rouse from Fresno State.

Ball went early in the second round of our 2011 mock draft, but zoomed to the top spot afer he announced in January he was coming back for his senior season. Ball wasn't the only player to make the jump into the first round, either, as nine of the 12 first-rounders from 2011 either graduated or left early for the NFL Draft.

Of the three holdovers, only South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore repeated as a first-round choice as Arkansas' Knile Davis went in the second round this time around and Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones slipped to the fifth. Lattimore and Davis are both coming back from season-ending injuries, while Jones must show critics that last season's slip in production, especially after All-American wide receiver Ryan Broyles was lost due to injury, was the exception and not the norm.

As far as this season's first round went, three other running backs — Oklahoma State's Joseph Randle, Oregon's Kenjon Barner and Nebraska's Rex Burkhead, joined Ball, Rouse and Lattimore in the first round, along with wide receivers Sammy Watkins of Clemson, USC's Robert Woods and Marquess Wilson of Washington State.

Even though Keenum was the No. 1 overall pick last year, the first quarterback didn't come off the board until the ninth pick in our mock, in the form of Kansas State's Collin Klein. He was followed by Heisman frontrunner Matt Barkley from USC and West Virginia's Geno Smith.

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All told, there were 81 running backs, 68 wide receivers, 53 quarterbacks, 14 tight ends, 14 team defenses/special teams and 10 kickers drafted in this 12-team, 20-round mock. A total of 98 different FBS schools (out of 124 overall) had at least one player taken in this mock. Oklahoma State led the way with eight players drafted, followed by Arkansas, Clemson, Houston and USC, who each had six.

Be sure to also check out and consult Athlon Sports' position rankings (below) as you prepare for the upcoming college fantasy football season.

Mock draft based upon a standard scoring system:

1 passing touchdown = 4 points
1 interception = -1 point
1 rushing/receiving/return touchdown = 6 points
25 passing yards = 1 point
10 rushing/receiving yards = 1 point
1 reception = 0.5 points

Starting lineup: 3 QB, 3 RB, 3 WR, 1 Flex (WR or RB), 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 7 bench spots

Click here to see each team's complete roster

Round 1

Player, Position, Team

Drafter

Affiliation

1

Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

2

Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State

Nick Humbert

CFFL

3

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

4

Joseph Randle, RB Oklahoma State

David Fox

Athlon Sports

5

Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

6

Robert Woods, WR, USC

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

7

Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

8

Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

9

Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

10

Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

11

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

12

Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 2

 

 

 

13

Tyler Tettleton, QB, Ohio

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

14

Branden Oliver, RB, Buffalo

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

15

Zach Line, RB, SMU

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

16

De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

17

Ryan Aplin, QB, Arkansas State

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

18

Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

19

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

20

Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

21

Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson

David Fox

Athlon Sports

22

Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

23

Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina

Nick Humbert

CFFL

24

Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 3

 

 

 

25

Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

26

Nick Harwell, WR, Miami (Ohio)

Nick Humbert

CFFL

27

Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

28

John White, RB, Utah

David Fox

Athlon Sports

29

Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

30

Charles Sims, RB, Houston

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

31

Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

32

Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

33

Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

34

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

35

Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

36

Orleans Darkwa, RB, Tulane

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 4

 

 

 

37

Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

38

Silas Redd, RB, Penn State

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

39

Fitzgerald Toussaint, RB, Michigan

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

40

Darius Johnson, WR, SMU

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

41

Keenan Allen, WR, California

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

42

Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

43

Kain Colter, QB, Northwestern

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

44

Cierre Wood, RB, Notre Dame

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

45

Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech

David Fox

Athlon Sports

46

Isaiah Crowell, RB, Georgia

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

47

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

Nick Humbert

CFFL

48

D.J. Harper, RB, Boise State

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 5

 

 

 

49

Darrin Moore, WR, Texas Tech

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

50

Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan

Nick Humbert

CFFL

51

Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

52

Titus Davis, WR, Central Michigan

David Fox

Athlon Sports

53

Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

54

Dominique Whaley, RB, Oklahoma

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

55

Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

56

Matt Brown, RB, Temple

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

57

Jesse Callier, RB, Washington

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

58

Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

59

Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

60

Josh Boyce, WR, TCU

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 6

 

 

 

61

Casey Pachall, QB, TCU

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

62

Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

63

Stepfon Jefferson, RB, Nevada

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

64

Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

65

Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

66

David Piland, QB, Houston

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

67

James Franklin, QB, Missouri

Alex Esselink

CFFL

68

Keith Price, QB, Washington

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

69

Chris Nwoke, RB, Colorado State

David Fox

Athlon Sports

70

Curtis McNeal, RB, USC

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

71

Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech

Nick Humbert

CFFL

72

Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 7

 

 

 

73

Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

74

Kedrick Rhodes, RB, FIU

Nick Humbert

CFFL

75

Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

76

Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri

David Fox

Athlon Sports

77

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

78

Bryan Bennett, QB, Oregon

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

79

Cameron Marshall, RB, Arizona State

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

80

Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

81

Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

82

Blaine Gautier, QB, Louisiana-Lafayette

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

83

Raymond Maples, RB, Army

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

84

Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 8

 

 

 

85

Kasen Williams, WR, Washington

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

86

Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

87

Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

88

Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

89

Malcolm Brown, RB, Texas

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

90

Isi Sofele, RB, California

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

91

Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

92

Perry Jones, RB, Virginia

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

93

Eric Ward, WR, Texas Tech

David Fox

Athlon Sports

94

Josh Jarboe, WR, Arkansas State

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

95

Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State

Nick Humbert

CFFL

96

Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 9

 

 

 

97

David Fluellen, RB, Toledo

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

98

Tracy Moore, WR, Oklahoma State

Nick Humbert

CFFL

99

James White, RB, Wisconsin

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

100

Corey Robinson, QB, Troy

David Fox

Athlon Sports

101

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

102

Trey Metoyer, WR, Oklahoma

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

103

Javone Lawson, WR, Louisiana-Lafayette

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

104

Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

105

Jawon Chisholm, RB, Akron

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

106

Lyle McCombs, RB, Connecticut

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

107

Bernard Reedy, WR, Toledo

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

108

Michael Holmes, RB, Virginia Tech

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 10

 

 

 

109

Riley Nelson, QB, BYU

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

110

Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

111

Hunter Lee, RB, Louisiana Tech

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

112

Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

113

Jacob Pedersen, TE, Wisconsin

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

114

Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

115

Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

116

Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

117

Jyruss Edwards, RB, Louisiana-Monroe

David Fox

Athlon Sports

118

Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

119

Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas

Nick Humbert

CFFL

120

Anthon Samuel, RB, Bowling Green

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 11

 

 

 

121

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

122

Cody Green, QB, Tulsa

Nick Humbert

CFFL

123

Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

124

Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn

David Fox

Athlon Sports

125

Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

126

Dewayne Peace, WR, Houston

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

127

Nick Florence, QB, Baylor

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

128

Matt Scott, QB, Arizona

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

129

Erik Highsmith, WR, North Carolina

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

130

Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

131

Jordan Rodgers, QB, Vanderbilt

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

132

Ronnie Williams, WR, Houston

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 12

 

 

 

133

Latavius Murray, RB, UCF

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

134

Malcolm Agnew, RB, Oregon State

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

135

Brandon Ford, TE, Clemson

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

136

Alabama DEF/ST

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

137

Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

138

David Graves, QB, Hawaii

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

139

Clint Chelf, QB, Oklahoma State

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

140

Waymon James, RB, TCU

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

141

Joe Southwick, QB, Boise State

David Fox

Athlon Sports

142

Jaxon Shipley, WR, Texas

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

143

LSU DEF/ST

Nick Humbert

CFFL

144

Eric Thomas, WR, Troy

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 13

 

 

 

145

Rio Johnson, QB, East Carolina

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

146

Alonzo Harris, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette

Nick Humbert

CFFL

147

Storm Johnson, RB, UCF

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

148

Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall

David Fox

Athlon Sports

149

Florida State DEF/ST

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

150

Eric Monette, WR, Western Michigan

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

151

Daniel Spencer, WR, Houston

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

152

Virginia Tech DEF/ST

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

153

Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

154

Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

155

Trey Watts, RB, Tulsa

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

156

Matt Miller, WR, Boise State

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 14

 

 

 

157

Conner Vernon, WR, Duke

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

158

Ryan Katz, QB, San Diego State

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

159

Marquel Wade, WR, Arkansas

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

160

Jonathan Perry, QB, UAB

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

161

Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

162

Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

163

Frankie Jackson, RB, Arkansas State

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

164

Tavarres King, WR, Georgia

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

165

Orwin Smith, RB, Georgia Tech

David Fox

Athlon Sports

166

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

167

Emory Blake, WR, Auburn

Nick Humbert

CFFL

168

Brandin Byrd, RB, North Texas

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 15

 

 

 

169

Matt Schilz, QB, Bowling Green

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

170

Josh Schaeffer, WR, Western Michigan

Nick Humbert

CFFL

171

Texas DEF/ST

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

172

Georgia DEF/ST

David Fox

Athlon Sports

173

John Hubert, RB, Kansas State

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

174

Michigan State DEF/ST

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

175

Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

176

Stephen Houston, RB, Indiana

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

177

Demetris Murray, RB, South Florida

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

178

Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma State

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

179

South Carolina DEF/ST

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

180

Mike Glennon, QB, NC State

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 16

 

 

 

181

Blake Jackson, TE, Oklahoma State

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

182

Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

183

Tony Jones, RB, Colorado

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

184

Jahwan Edwards, RB, Ball State

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

185

Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

186

Deontay Greenberry, WR, Houston

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

187

Florida DEF/ST

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

188

Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

189

Spencer Ware, RB, LSU

David Fox

Athlon Sports

190

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

191

T.J. Moe, WR, Missouri

Nick Humbert

CFFL

192

Cody Wilson, WR, Central Michigan

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 17

 

 

 

193

Eric Stephens, RB, Texas Tech

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

194

Chip Reeves, WR, Troy

Nick Humbert

CFFL

195

Joey Iosefa, RB, Hawaii

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

196

EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State

David Fox

Athlon Sports

197

Matthew Tucker, RB, TCU

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

198

Sadale Foster, RB, Texas Tech

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

199

Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (Fla.)

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

200

DeVonte Christopher, WR, Utah

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

201

Charlie Moore, WR, Oklahoma State

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

202

Boise State DEF/ST

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

203

Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

204

Mike James, RB, Miami (Fla.)

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 18

 

 

 

205

Ohio State DEF/ST

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

206

Onterio McCalebb, RB, Auburn

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

207

Quinn Sharp, K, Oklahoma State

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

208

Chandler Catanzaro, K, Clemson

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

209

Dan Buckner, WR, Arizona

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

210

Garrett Gilbert, QB, SMU

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

211

Terrance Owens, QB, Toledo

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

212

Joel Grigsby, WR, San Jose State

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

213

Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State

David Fox

Athlon Sports

214

Dayne Crist, QB, Kansas

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

215

Javonti Greene, RB, Eastern Michigan

Nick Humbert

CFFL

216

Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

Round 19

 

 

 

217

Oklahoma DEF/ST

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

218

Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State

Nick Humbert

CFFL

219

USC DEF/ST

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

220

Gabriel Marks, WR, Washington State

David Fox

Athlon Sports

221

DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

222

Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

223

Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

224

Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

225

Josh Harris, RB, Wake Forest

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

226

Kyle Prater, WR, Northwestern

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

227

Wes Lunt, QB, Oklahoma State

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

228

Ja'Terian Douglas, RB, Tulsa

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

Round 20

 

 

 

229

Matt Weller, K, Ohio

Mark Ross

Athlon Sports

230

Drew Alleman, K, LSU

Mitch Light

Athlon Sports

231

Rickey Galvin, RB, Washington State

Joe DiSalvo

The CFF Site

232

Trayion Durham, RB, Kent State

Zeke Smyczynski

The CFF Site

233

Danny O'Brien, QB, Wisconsin

Braden Gall

Athlon Sports

234

Penn State DEF/ST

Todd DeVries

College Football Geek

235

Bryan Davis, K, Arkansas State

Alex Esselink

College Fantasy Football Insider

236

Andre Heidari, K, USC

Patrick Snow

Athlon Sports

237

Brett Maher, K, Nebraska

David Fox

Athlon Sports

238

Nick O'Leary, TE, Florida State

Nathan Rush

Athlon Sports

239

Akeem Shavers, RB, Purdue

Nick Humbert

CFFL

240

Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas

Steven Lassan

Athlon Sports

— Published on June 15, 2012

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