2011 Mock Draft Primer: The Complete Recap

Here is a recap of all the picks from my month-long breakdown of teams in the first round of the draft: 1. Carolina – QB Blaine Gabbert 2. Denver – CB Patrick Peterson 3. Buffalo – QB Cam Newton 4. Cincinnati – DT Nick Fairley 5. Arizona – LB Von Miller 6. Cleveland – DE Da’Quan Bowers 7. San Francisco – DE/LB Robert Quinn 8. Tennessee – WR A.J. Green 9. Dallas – DT Marcell...

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2011 Mock Draft Primer: The Packers
Mar26

2011 Mock Draft Primer: The Packers

The Green Bay Packers are coming off a Championship season, and many think they are at the beginning of what could potentially become a dynasty for them. The Packers have a lot of things going in their favor, they have a relatively young franchise QB in Aaron Rodgers, who will only be 27 at the start of this season. They have some young receivers surrounding him that he can continue to grow with in Greg Jennings, James Jones,...

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Falcons to work out Cal’s Conte

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Falcons will work out California safety Chris Conte. Conte has good size (6-2/197) and speed (4.52 40 time), showing good athleticism at the Combine last month. He began his career as a cornerback before being moved to safety as a junior. He only started one year at Cal, but made the most of it. He had 72 tackles, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups, and a blocked kick on the...

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2011 Mock Draft Primer: Steelers
Mar26

2011 Mock Draft Primer: Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers got all the way to the Super Bowl, but a subpar game hurt their chances. They will be hoping to use this draft to shore up their weak areas to make a third run in five years under head coach Mike Tomlin. Offensively, Steelers are a team that thrives on the shoulders of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, with his improvisational skills in the pocket and big arm. But the Steelers are known for their defense, and it...

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Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/25

Today’s pro days include Arizona State, Ball State, Massachusetts, Miami (FL), and Wofford. Miami’s pro day was rescheduled due to weather from March 10. So far, the Falcons have been confirmed at the UMass pro day according to the Minutemen Nation Blog. UMass has three main prospects: QB Kyle Havens, RB John Griffin, and OG Greg Niland. All three were in attendance and worked out at Boston College’s pro day on...

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Draft order set with compensatory picks

The Falcons did not receive any compensatory draft picks in this year’s round of picks that are awarded to NFL teams that lose key free agents in the previous year’s off-season. But with the league’s unveiling of the 32 picks awarded to other teams, the 7-round draft order has been set. Here are the Falcons picks: ROUNDPICKOVERALLADDITIONAL NOTES 12727 22759 32791 427124 527158 627192 77210From Detroit. Acquired via...

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Falcons look at trio of Terrapins

Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times reports that the Falcons were at the University of Maryland yesterday working out RB Da’Rel Scott, WR Torrey Smith, and TE Will Yeatman. It was previously reported that the Falcons would work out Scott, but it was clear the Falcons used their time to take a look at two other Maryland prospects. Smith is considered a potential first round pick and possible target for the Falcons at No. 27....

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2011 Mock Draft Primer: The Jets at No. 30
Mar25

2011 Mock Draft Primer: The Jets at No. 30

The New York Jets with their thirtieth overall selection have to find a way to get the pieces to push them over the top. Two consecutive AFC Championship Games means they’re close to winning a coveted title, but they need that last bit of umph to get them over the hump. Most would blame QB Mark Sanchez as the biggest obstacle for them to overcome. With a solid running game, two quality receivers, and one of the league’s...

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Titus Young will workout for Falcons

Nate Kuester of the National Football Authority reports that the Falcons will have a workout with Boise State wideout Titus Young. Young has been pegged as a potential first round candidate for the Falcons with the No. 27 overall pick. Young led Boise State in receiving the past two years, averaging 15.0 yards on 150 receptions and 19 touchdowns. Today, the Falcons sent representatives to Boise State’s pro day. There, Young...

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Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/24

Thursday’s pro days include: Boise State, Maine, Middle Tennessee, New Hampshire, New Mexico State, San Diego State, South Florida, Southern Illinois, Tennessee State, UNLV, and Western Kentucky. Boise State features the biggest named prospects with wide receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis, as well as safety Jeron Johnson. San Diego State has a pair of wide receivers in Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson that could get...

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