With the 31st pick in the 20912 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Harrison Smith, safety, Notre Dame.
Having drafted Nick Perry a few picks previous, the Patriots now make perhaps a small reach to fill a team need at safety and grab Smith. The Pats like smart guys on their defense and in Smith they get a guy who is not only smart but very athletic. He isn't the fastest guy on the field, but he has great anticipation and energy, which more than makes up for it.
The New York Giants are now on the clock with the final pick in the first round.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
9. Carolina Panthers: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
10. Buffalo Bills: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi
12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
14. Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
16. New York Jets: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Floyd, WR, Note Dame
18. San Diego Chargers: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
19. Chicago Bears: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
20. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Gilmore, CB,South Carolina
21. Cincinnati Bengals: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
25. Denver Broncos: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
26. Houston Texans: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
27. New England Patriots: Nick Perry, OLB, USC
28. Green Bay Packers: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
30. San Francisco 49ers: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin