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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Jonathan Martin To Cardinals, David DeCastro To Bengals, Coby Fleener To Giants

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Could the Stanford Cardinal actually manage to land four first round draft picks in the 2012 NFL Draft? Andrew Luck is a dead certainty to go number one, but there are three other candidates who are likely to be picked anywhere in the next 31.

Jonathan Martin is a bona fide tackle who could be drafted anywhere behind Luck. Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation has the Cardinals picking him 13th.

The Cardinals mortgaged a chuck on their future for Kevin Kolb. They might have gotten fleeced, but sticking him behind a mound of wet paper towels for protection didn't help. Reports indicate that they plan to let Levi Brown walk. Martin would fill that void ... and then some.

David DeCastro is one of the best pure offensive guards out there, and the Cincinnati Bengals picked him 17th.

I would be shocked if DeCastro really did fall this far. I think he's better than any guard since Steve Hutchinson, and just as capable of changing the dynamic of an offensive line. Nate Livings is a free agent, and they shouldn't think twice about letting him walk.

Coby Fleener is a strong tight end with good pass-catching and run-blocking ability, and the New York Giants will get him with the last pick.

It's hard to imagine the Giants offense getting another weapon in the passing game, but adding a sure-handed tight end would add another dimension to their offense.

To talk about Stanford football players in the NFL Draft, head on over to Rule of Tree. To talk about Martin potentially being picked by the Cardinals, check out Revenge of the Birds. To discuss DeCastro and the Bengals, go to Cincy Jungle. To learn more about Fleener and the Giants, look at Big Blue View. To learn more about the NFL Draft in particular, head on over to Mocking the Draft.