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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Andrew Luck To Colts, David DeCastro To Chiefs, Jonathan Martin To Lions

At this point, patterns are starting to emerge on mock draft boards as players and teams seem to match up better than others.

One pattern that hasn't changed much since the beginning of this process: Three Stanford players will be heading to NFL homes in the first round, and Andrew Luck ends up on the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan Van Bibber's latest mock draft for SB Nation reveals that much.

Andrew Luck needs to find a better press agent. One of the more polished quarterbacks to come out in a long time, and you have to wait for Jim Irsay to say something obtuse to put Luck back on the radar.

David DeCastro goes next, as the offensive guard will end up going at 11 to Kansas City.

The Chiefs are probably going to lose Casey Wiegmann, 38, to retirement, leaving a void in the middle of their offensive line. DeCastro flopped in snapping the ball during his pro day trial, so Rodney Hudson may be the one snapping this year. Snap struggles aside, DeCastro has elite level talent. The Chiefs' line may be the envy of the league this year.

Next comes Jonathan Martin, who the Detroit Lions snap up with the 23rd pick.

The Lions need youth and depth on the outside. Pundits are divided on Martin, who once was considered the second-best tackle in the draft. In Detroit, he can work behind Jeff Backus for a year or take over when Gosder Cherilus becomes more than they can handle.

A fourth Stanford player could also get picked in the first round. Click here to find out who.

Talk about the prospect of the Colts drafting Luck over at Stampede Blue, the Chiefs drafting DeCastro at Arrowhead Pride, the Lions drafting Martin over at Pride of Detroit. Discuss all these Stanford football players when you check out our Cardinal SB Nation site, Rule of Tree. Mocking the Draft will help satisfy all your mock draft needs. Learn more about Luck and DeCastro from their profiles on Pacific Takes.

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