INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Lamar Holmes of Southern Mississippi participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

2012 NFL Draft: SB Nation Weighs In On The Atlanta Falcons

The 2012 NFL Draft has finished, with the Falcons taking six and the Dawgs sending seven.

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2012 NFL Draft: Ben Jones Signs Contract With Houston Texans

Former Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Ben Jones is an official member of the Houston Texans after signing with the team on Monday, according to longtime NFL writer at the Houston Chronicle John McClain.

Jones was selected by the Texans in the fourth round of the draft in April. The pick was an interesting one, considering Jones is a center and the Texans had just re-signed Chris Myers at that position. Of course, the need for depth on the offensive line can't be understated, and Jones could easily see playing time as a backup, or he could be switched to guard on occasion.

Either way, the former Bulldog is a Texan now.

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2012 NFL Draft: Stephen Hill Signs Contract With New York Jets

It didn't take long for former Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill to agree to terms with the New York Jets, signing a contract Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.

Hill was the 43rd overall pick and is the second draft pick to sign a contract, joining Alshon Jeffrey, a wide receiver with the Bears.

The Jets really wanted Hill's skills, as they traded fifth- and seventh-round picks to move up four spots to select Hill in the second round. With a recently-new rookie wage scale, draft picks are expected to sign contracts much earlier than years ago, when the negotiations could last for months.

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2012 NFL Draft Recap: Buccaneers Establish Their Identity

It was clear than under new head coach Greg Schiano the Tampa Bay Bucs would establish a team build around strong defense, and a power running game. However, nobody predicted the Buccaneers would be so aggressive so quickly to achieve this goal. In a division where a balanced attack it vital for success, Tampa Bay looked to stack their backfield, and on the other side of the ball find a new field general who can get the beleaguered locker room back on the straight and narrow.

Tampa took advantage of a desperate Jacksonville team- allowing them to trade up for WR Justin Blackmon, a player they coveted. The end result was the Buccaneers having an incredibly solid draft. Today we're looking at their top four picks.

Mark Barron, S, Alabama

A polarizing prospect, Mark Barron had been rising up draft boards in the days leading up to the first round. Once regarded as a second round prospect, it became clear that numerous teams were incredibly high on Barron. Immediately he will be able to come into the locker room, rally the players and help mold the defense. For a team in need of leaders, they got one.

Doug Martin, RB, Boise State

A shrewd move by the Bucs allowed them to trade back up into the first round and select 'The muscle hamster' (seriously, that's his nickname)- Doug Martin. He is a strong North-South runner who operates well between the tackles. It's only a matter of time before he's the featured back, and LeGarrette Blount is primarily used as a change of pace.

Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

Another really solid pick allowed them to add one of the most talented outside linebackers in the draft. There are concerns he's too small for the NFL (weighing in at sub 240 lbs), but like the Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis, he's a guy who can get into a strength and conditioning program and bulk up a little. He has great instincts, and a fantastic work ethic; he too will help mold the locker room.

Najee Goode, MLB, West Virgina

As a result of their earlier trade the Bucs needed to wait until the fifth round to select the linebacker out of WV, Najee Goode. It's likely Goode will start out on special teams while he can be developed, but he's a strong, powerful tackler who could wind up being a mid-round gem if he can put it all together.

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2012 NFL Draft Recap: Panthers Play it Safe

Leading up the the draft Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said the organization were looking for two things from their 2012 draft class- players who could make an impact immediately, and players who are safe. Following a risky selection in 2011 in Cam Newton (which appears to have paid off), Carolina looked to bolster their anemic defense and solidify their lines. To this end they achieved their goals. Today we're looking at the Panthers first four picks, and how they'll help their team in 2012.

Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

The Panthers defense really struggled in 2011 due to a linebacking corps decimated by injury. To this end the Panthers were able to protect themselves against injury, and solidify their group by selecting the Kuechly. Immediately he'll be asked to play either the middle, or weakside linebacker spots next to Jon Beason and should help stop the run.

Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State

Electing not to bring back veteran guard Travelle Wharton necessitated the need to find a long term answer to bolster the interior OL. Silatolu is a mean player who plays with a violence the Panthers don't currently have on the offensive line. He'll likely start 2012 at LG where he can pull and lead block for Cam Newton in the open field.

Frank Alexander, DE, Oklahoma

Last year in free agency the Panthers made a big commitment to retain DE Charles Johnson, and now it was time for them to adress the need to find a pass rusher to play opposite him. Alexander is a defensive end who garnered mixed reviews leading up to the draft, but his long arms and solid motor are a first step to helping the pass rush.

Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas

The Carolina Panthers were one of the worst teams in the NFL on special teams. This was due to a non-existent return game, and terrible ST blocking. In free agency they addressed their need for blockers and gunners, but it was time to try and find an elite KR/PR moving forward. Adams was the best returner in the NCAA last year, and the Panthers will hope he's able to bring some of that skill to the next level.

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2012 NFL Draft Recap: Saints Unable To Do Much

As important as it is to examine the draft of the Atlanta Falcons, so too is it vital to look around the rest of the NFC South to see how the other team improved.

Today we start with the New Orleans Saints, who between trading their 1st round pick in 2011 for Mark Ingram, and losing their 2nd round selection due to the bounty scandal- they didn't have a lot to work with. Entering the draft the Saints really needed to bolster the defensive side of the ball, particularly their defensive line, and needed to plan for the future at WR to find a replacement for Robert Meachem who left via free agency.

Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina

Proving they're not resigned to looking for talent close to home the Saints went to the great white North to find Akiem Hicks out of Regina, Canada. Hicks was a unique situation because he was recruited heavily by LSU, but reported recruiting violations to the NCAA himself, and as such made him ineligible. He finished the season in Canada with 42 tackles and 6.5 sacks, but there are serious questions about the level of competition he faces. Most scouts pegged him as a 5th round pick. The Saints will bank on him being closer to his impressive Shrine game performance, than his college career.

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Atlanta Falcons Draft Recap: Big, Tough Linemen Everywhere You Look

The Falcons entered the 2012 NFL draft knowing they needed a "back to basics" approach. The offensive line had been a disappointment, and the defense failed to generate much pressure on opposing quarterbacks. They needed to get bigger. And, well, it certainly looks like they've done that much.

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Top NFL Rookie Free Agent Signings: Falcons Ink Jerrell Harris Of Alabama

The Atlanta Falcons signing Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Jerrell Harris as an undrafted free agent could turn out to pay huge dividends for the franchise. The National Football Post already has Harris being the second-best undrafted rookie free agent signings in 2012, behind the Arizona Cardinals landing defensive end Zach Nash of Sacramento State.

Here is what the Post had to say about the signing:

"A throwback linebacker who can be a solid NFL contributor vs. the run game. Looks like a 34 guy only who needs to play in tighter areas, but isn't a real natural pass rusher. Nevertheless, he's a plus run defender with good size and instincts. Can offer some versatility inside as well."

Jerrell runs a 4.70 40-time and is a member two national championship squads at Alabama and recorded 22 tackles for the Crimson Tide in 2011.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons Select Arkansas Running Back Knile Davis

If Bobby Petrino never actually did a thing for the Atlanta Falcons, maybe call it even if they land Knile Davis in next year's draft? That's what Mocking the Draft has going down in 2013, with Atlanta making the 24th overall pick. Not to say that Michael Turner hasn't played well over the years, but at that position, it's hardly ever to early to bring in some new blood and start looking ahead.

The 6-1, 226-pound running back out of Missouri City, Texas had a breakout season in 2010 when he rushed for 1,322 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. But he was sidelined for all of the 2011 season with an ankle injury and is slowly working his way back into the swing of things this spring. Davis should be ready to go by the time the 2013 combine and draft roll around, but his health issues have to at least be somewhat of a concern, even considering his upside.

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NFL Draft Grades: SB Nation Weighs In On The Atlanta Falcons

Some of SB Nation's top NFL analysts got together to hand out grades for each team in the NFC South. The Falcons, who were without a first round pick and focused on the offensive line with their top two selections, received a C for their draft. It was the third best grade given to a team in their division.

The discussion also touched on the acquisition of cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles and how Atlanta is shaping its offense for the future.

Check out all of the analysis on the Falcons, as well as the rest of the NFC South in the video below:

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2012 NFL Draft Grades: Falcons Searching For Starters, Receive B- Grade

The Atlanta Falcons had to make do with what they had in this draft, with all their picked being exchanged in return for Julio Jones in 2011, getting the best player on the board was the necessity for the Falcons.

SB Nation NFL contributor Ryan Van Bibber gives the Falcons a B- grade after the 2012 NFL Draft, as the question remains, who's going to step up and play middle linebacker?

Atlanta Falcons: B-

Peter Konz was not the most exciting pick, but he was a real value in the second round. Konz will probably start all 16 games this season, and makes life easier for Matt Ryan. Jonathan Massaquoi might just turn out to be Atlanta's best pick, if his pass-rushing skills translate.

They reached on Lamar Holmes, the tackle they picked in the third round. Most teams would wait on an old school lead-blocker, but the Falcons can use Bradie Ewing. A tight end would have been a better pick.

Who is going to replace Curtis Lofton?

If you can grab a multiple starters in your draft, you've done well. So far it seems that Atlanta might only have one, can players like Holmes and Massaquoi emerge? We'll soon find out.

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Drew Butler Signs With Pittsburgh As Undrafted Free Agent

Former University of Georgia Punter Drew Butler has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. Butler averaged 44.2 yards on 58 kicks in 2011 and has a career 45.0 yard average while at Georgia

Butler is expected to compete with Jeremy Kapinos as the two are the only punters currently on the Steelers roster.

"It just seems like a legitimate and real opportunity," Butler said. "They value special teams up there and I think it's a good way to get my foot in the door."

Butler is the second of the Bulldogs' kicking specialists to get an opportunity in the NFL after place kicker Blair Walsh was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the draft.

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Falcons Undrafted Free Agents 2012: James Rodgers, Tyler Horn Lead 20 Reported Signings

With the 2012 NFL Draft complete, the Atlanta Falcons now turn their attention to undrafted free agents. The team wasted little time snapping up a large crop of players. Here is a look at all of the reported -- not official -- signings, along with links to each source.

Tyler Horn - Miami - Offensive Lineman - Started all 12 games at center for the Hurricanes in 2011 and was named as Second-Team All-ACC.

James Rodgers - Oregon State- Wide Receiver - Brother of Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Dual offensive threat that finished with 222 career receptions. Standout as a kick returner.

Cody Pearcy - Huntingdon (D-III) - Wide Receiver - Set receiving records at the Division III level with a 4.3 forty time and a 44-inch vertical leap.

Dominique Davis - East Carolina - Quarterback - Spent a season as the backup to Matt Ryan at Boston College before finishing his career up at East Carolina. Holds the NCAA record for consecutive completions in a single game.

Adam Nissley - Central Florida - Tight End - Caught 21 passes for 235 yards while earning All-Conference USA Honorable Mention in 2011

Phillipkeith Manley - Toledo - Offensive Line - Massive 6-foot-5, 309-pound lineman out of Hamilton, Ohio.

Jerrell Harris

Pat Schiller - Northern Illinois - Linebacker- Led team with 115 tackles in 2011 and was picked as Second-Team All Mid-American Conference.

Josh Harris

Chad Faulcon - Montclair State University (DIII) - Safety - Hard hitting and explosive defensive back who was an award winner at the Division III level.

Max Gruder - Pittsburgh - Linebacker - 6-foot-2, 230-pound versatile linebacker who played both inside and outside during his career at Pittsburgh.

Dawson Zimmerman - Clemson - Punter - Averaged 40.8 yards per kick during his career with the Tigers which was seventh best in school history. Lawrence, Georgia native.

Mike Calvin - California - Wide Receiver - 6-foot-3 wideout who appeared in 37 games for the Bears in his career finishing with 42 catches for 528 yards and a touchdown.

Micanor Regis - Miami - Defensive Tackle- Appeared in 10 games for the Hurricanes in 2011 and finished with 41 tackles and two sacks.

Louis Nzegwu - Wisconsin - Defensive Line - Started all 14 games for the Badgers in 2011 and led the team with 4.5 sacks.

Marty Markett - South Carolina- Defensive Back - Recorded 26 tackles and one pass defended in 2011. Was a solid special teamer and a former sprinter on the track team.

Casey Therriault

LaMark Brown - Minnesota State - Wide Receiver - Transferred from Kansas State to Minnesota State, where he switched from running back to wide receiver.

Robbie Frey - UConn - Running Back -

Bryce Harris - Offensive Lineman - Fresno State. Played in college for current Falcons offensive line coach Pat Hill.

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2012 NFL Draft: Falcons Select DT Travian Robertson With No. 249

With the 249th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Travian Robertson, a defensive tackle from South Carolina. Robertson was a fifth-year senior at South Carolina who was a key interior defender in the teams 2011 season.

He has played against top-notch talent in the SEC which will have prepared him for the NFL, and is extremely strong and has great hand technique which helps him immobilize offensive lineman.

Robertson is more of a one-dimensional player who has difficulty making plays by himself and has trouble getting into the backfield, which is why he was selected near the end of the draft. To make the team Robertson will likely be battling for one of the backup interior lineman spots.

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Newest Falcons Bradie Ewing Talks To Atlanta Media

The Atlanta Falcons used their first pick in the fifth round to select Wisconsin fullback Bradie Ewing. On Saturday Ewing got on a conference call to talk with local Atlanta media and he talked about various topics about what he brings to the Falcons as a fullback, his blocking ability, having college teammates on the team and other basic questions.

The main theme that Ewing kept bringing up was his versatility he can bring to the Falcons:

On what he brings to the table at the fullback position:

"I think I'm a very versatile player. I think, obviously, I can do all the things the traditional fullback can do, as far as blocking from the backfield and all that stuff. But I think I have phenomenal hands. I can catch out of the backfield, I can be split out and I can play special teams. Even in a crunch, I think I could play some running back. I did that in college and in high school, so I think my versatility."

On how the Falcons plan to use him in the offensive attack:

"I just got a chance to talk to the coaches a little bit. Obviously, they called me for the draft pick. We were just very excited; just kind of shared our thoughts and our excitement and looking forward to the future. But we didn't really talk much about game plan, but I'm excited to get into the playbook and go from there."

On what he feels he can bring to the Falcons:

"Like I said earlier, I'm just a versatile guy. I think I can do all the things as a fullback. Obviously, drafting me as a fullback, I can block. I can catch. I can split out as a receiver. I think it's my versatility and I'm just excited to get down there."

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2012 NFL Draft: Falcons Select Mississippi State's Charles Mitchell With No. 192 Pick

With the No. 192nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons have selected Charles Mitchell, a strong safety out of Mississippi State. Mitchell played in every single game during his career at Mississippi State, and was a three-year starter.

Strengths of Mitchell are that he is a strong player in stopping the run and in his senior season he had 95 total tackles including three for a loss and a sack. Mitchell is also considered a smart player who is always in position to make a play, excels in zone coverage and he has good tackling skills and rarely lets a player get past him.

The Falcon's next pick comes at No. 249.

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2012 NFL Draft: Georgia State DE Christo Bilukidi To Oakland Raiders

Georgia State's football program will be entering its third year of play in 2012, but at least one Panther will be getting a shot in the NFL this year. The Oakland Raiders drafted defensive tackle/end Christo Bilukidi in the sixth round with the 189th overall pick.

Bilukidi was born in Angola and grew up in Ottawa, Canada, playing only one year of prep football. The 6-foot-5, 290 pounder has played both end and tackle in Georgia State's 4-2-5 Virginia Tech-style scheme, and holds the school record for sacks with 10 over his two years of play there, along with nine tackles-for-loss last season.

Bilukidi was listed as a Top 15 Canadian Football League prospect after his junior season. During pre-draft workouts, he visited with the Bengals, Falcons and Patriots in addition to Oakland.

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2012 NFL Draft: Blair Walsh Selected By Minnesota Vikings At Pick No. 175

With the 175th selection in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Blair Walsh, the kicker from the Georgia Bulldogs. Walsh was projected to go in the seventh round, but the Vikings must have had Walsh high on their board and got their man a round early.

Walsh was ranked as the No. 1 kicker in the 2012 NFL Draft, and is the NCAA record holder with at least one field goal in 45 consecutive games. Walsh has scored over 100 points in each of the last three seasons.

The Georgia Bulldogs now have five players selected in the 2012 NFL Draft as Walsh joins Orson Charles, Brandon Boykin, Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn.

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Wisconsin FB Bradie Ewing Selected By Atlanta Falcons

University of Wisconsin fullback Bradie Ewing has been drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 157th selection in Round 5 of the 2012 NFL Draft. Ewing caught 28 balls for 328 yards and 2 touchdowns in his Wisconsin career, but is most notable for being the lead blocker for the Badgers phenomenal run heavy offense.

Ewing was projected as the third best fullback in this 2012 NFL Draft class, and could be in a position to push for a starting spot on the Falcons offense.

Ewing is the third offensive player selected by the Falcons, as two offensive lineman have been selected to help build up Atlanta's offense for the 2012 season.

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2012 NFL Draft: Brandon Boykin Drafted By Philadelphia Eagles At Pick No. 123

University of Georgia standout cornerback Brandon Boykin has been drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 123rd selection in Round 4 of the 2012 NFL Draft. Boykin starred as a defensive back and on special teams for Georgia while also making some cameo appearances on offense.

Boykin suffered a cracked fibula during the senior bowl and was not able to take part at the NFL's Scouting Combine or at the Georgia Bulldogs' Pro Day. The injury doesn't appear to have hurt his draft stock but it certainly didn't allow him the opportunity to improve his position.

Boykin is the 4th ex-Bulldog picked in the 2012 NFL Draft. Georgia had six different players drafted in the 2011 draft.

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Orson Charles Drafted By Cincinnati Bengals

University of Georgia tight end Orson Charles has been drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in Round 4 of the 2012 NFL Draft. Charles was one of quarterback Aaron Murray's favorite weapons at Georgia where he finished with 45 catches for 574 yards and five touchdowns.

Charles figures to adapt to the pro game fairly quickly, and looks to be another key weapon in Cincinnati's emerging offense.

Charles is the third Georgia Bulldog to be taken thus far in the 2012 NFL Draft, with offensive linemen Cordy Glenn and Ben Jones coming off the board earlier.

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2012 NFL Draft: Ben Jones Drafted By Texans In 4th Round

The Houston Texans have selected Ben Jones in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Jones anchored Georgia's offensive line at the center position and was rated by Mel Kiper as one of the top centers available.

Jones is the fourth player drafted by the Texans in the 2012 Draft. The Texans previously selected Whitney Mercilus (Illinois), DeVier Posey (Ohio State) and Brandon Brooks (Miami). Jones and Brooks should be able to help add some depth to the Texans' offensive line.

Jones is the 2nd Georgia player picked in this year's draft. The Bulldogs had six players picked in 2011 and an all-time high of eight in 2002.

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VIDEO: NFC South Grades For Day Two Of 2012 NFL Draft

The Atlanta Falcons had to wait through the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft to have any picks, but they made up for lost time with some solid choices. Tampa Bay made the most noise in the NFL Draft so far, while the New Orleans Saints have been rather silent. The Panthers continue to slowly add nice talent to surround Cam Newton with. Here's SB Nation Studio's day two draft grades for the NFC South:

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2012 NFL Draft Grades: Atlanta Falcons Earn "C" Through Day 2

The Atlanta Falcons knew that they would enter the 2012 NFL Draft handicapped to a certain extent. When the team trade up to grab Julio Jones in last year's first round, the price was exorbitant, so they had to pay that price sometime. Left with two late day two choices, the Falcons this year used them to solidify the offensive line. That earns them a "C" grade from SB Nation's Joel Thorman through three rounds.

Thorman writes, "Peter Konz is a great pick in the 2nd round. Lamar Holmes adds to the offensive line depth. But that's it. The cost of doing business when you move up nearly two dozen spots, as the Falcons did last year."

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2012 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons Have Four Saturday Picks

Without a first round pick this year, Mike Smith, Thomas Dimitroff and the Atlanta Falcons need to make the most of their late round picks. The Falcons, though, won't be picking until a bit later in the day on Saturday, as Atlanta is without a fourth round pick -- but the Falcons will pick twice in the fifth round.

The Falcons dealt off their 2012 first and fourth rounders, in addition to 2011 picks, to the Cleveland Browns last year in the blockbuster draft day trade that brought Julio Jones to Atlanta.

The consequence of that trade is being felt now, as the Falcons have been left with few picks in the 2012 draft. Still, the Falcons have four more chances on Saturday to bolster the roster.

Barring any trades, here's where the Falcons will be drafting on Saturday:

Round 5, Pick 22 (157)
Round 5, Pick 29 (164)
Round 6, Pick 22 (192)
Round 7, Pick 42 (249)

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Atlanta Falcons Draft Picks 2012: Falcons Hold Four Picks On Saturday

The Atlanta Falcons and their fans can now see first-hand the cost of Julio Jones. So far, the Falcons have made just two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft -- at No. 55 and 91 overall. In addition to being without a first round pick this year, the Falcons are also without a fourth rounder, and won't make a selection on Saturday until the fifth round of the draft.

So far, the Falcons have opted to bolster the offensive line. With the No. 55 pick in the draft, the Falcons selected center Peter Konz from Wisconsin, who many believe will start immediately for Atlanta. Thomas Dimitroff used his third round selection on Lamar Holmes, an offensive tackle from Southern Miss.

Though they're not the flashiest of picks, games are often won and lost in the trenches, and the Falcons have upgraded themselves there in the draft.

Here's a breakdown of Atlanta's picks in the 2012 NFL Draft:

Round 2, Pick 23 (55): Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Round 3, Pick 28 (91): Lamar Holmes, OT, Southern Miss
Round 5, Pick 22 (157)
Round 5, Pick 29 (164)
Round 6, Pick 22 (192)
Round 7, Pick 42 (249)

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2012 NFL Draft: TV Schedule, Start Time And More

Rounds four through seven of the 2012 NFL Draft are slated for Saturday, and fans will have to get to their TV sets much sooner than on Thursday or Friday to catch live coverage of the draft. The fourth round is set to begin at noon on Saturday -- much earlier than the prime time start times of the previous two days.

The Falcons do not currently have a fourth round selection, but have two picks in the fifth round, as well as pick in each of the sixth and seventh rounds.

Below is all the information Falcons fans, or football fans in general, will need to catch live coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft, as it comes to a conclusion on Saturday:

Start Time: Round four will begin at noon on Saturday, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

TV Coverage: The draft can be seen live either on ESPN or NFL Network.

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Peter Konz Talks About Being Drafted By The Falcons

Offensive lineman Peter Konz was the No. 55 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons and is expected to be a key figure in upgrading the offensive line position. Konz was able to join a conference call with reporters and answered a few questions about what position he will play and how it felt to be picked by the Falcons:

On being drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the NFL Draft:

"Being now an NFL football player, just getting the opportunity is amazing. It doesn't matter where I fell to because I love the team that picked me. I have nothing but great respect for the organization. Now I get to help be part of a winning tradition."

On whether he had seen the mock drafts predicting the Green Bay Packers selecting him:

"Well, little do people know this, but I was never a Packers fan growing up. I was around people that told me not to, so when the Falcons were in the Super Bowl, I was doing the ‘Dirty Bird' with the rest of them."

On if there has a been a conversation with the Falcons regarding whether he will play center or guard:

"No conversations yet, but I'll do anything. At Wisconsin, they made sure I knew tackle, guard and center. Anywhere I can help the team, that's my responsibility."

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2012 NFL Draft: Falcons Take Lamar Holmes At No. 91

With the No. 91 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select Lamar Holmes, offensive tackle from Southern Miss. Holmes is a huge offensive tackle from who weighs 320 pounds but even at that size he is athletic.

Holmes continued to improve his technique throughout his career and looked like very much like a NFL player during his senior season. With this pick the Falcons took their second offensive lineman of the draft, and this is no surprise since the Falcons are looking to strengthen their line to protect Matt Ryan.

The Falcon's next pick comes at No. 157 overall.

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2012 NFL Draft: Falcons Trade No. 84 Pick With Ravens For No. 91 Pick, Fifth Round Selection

The Atlanta Falcons traded their fourth round pick which was the No. 84 overall selection with the Baltimore Ravens for their No. 91 pick and also their fifth round selection. The move gives the Falcons two picks in the fifth round with their original pick at No. 157 and the newly acquired pick which is at 164.

The Falcons are known for making moves in the draft to get the most value out of their picks and make sure they get who they want at the best possible spot.

The Ravens used the No. 84 pick to select running back Bernard Pierce from Temple.

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2012 NFL Draft: Peter Konz Being Able To Play Guard And Center Is Key For Falcons

The newest member of the Atlanta Falcons is Peter Konz out of Wisconsin who was taken at No. 55 overall and he is going to be a key player for the Falcons on the offensive line.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff let it be known that Konz was selected because he is a versatile offensive lineman that can play multiple positions:

"I can't emphasize enough how important it is Konz can play both guard & center. We have him listed as a Guard-Center."

Dimitroff also talked about how Konz can help out in short-yardage and goal line running plays:

"We need to make sure we have the right people protecting 'deuce,' as well as helping in short yardage runs."

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NFL Draft 2012: Atlanta Falcons Select Peter Konz With No. 55 Overall Pick

With the No. 55 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons have selected Peter Konz, a versatile offensive lineman prospect who can play both center and guard from the Wisconsin Badgers. Konz was expected to be taken in the mid to late first round as one of the top center prospects amidst an offensive line heavy group in this season’s draft, so his selection at the the No. 55 pick

Konz fits a big need and could start from day one at center to help shore up the Falcons offensive line that has some aging players.

Konz started 31 games during his career with the Badgers before leaving for the draft after his Junior year. The Falcon’s next pick will be the No. 84 overall selection in the third round.

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NFL Draft 2012: Stephen Hill Drafted By New York Jets

Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill has been drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Yellow Jackets' wideout completed his journey from no-name sleeper to 2nd round pick after a career in Atlanta defined first and foremost by blocking in head coach Paul Johnson's triple option offense. Compared to other top draft picks at wide receiver, Hill had a meager 820 yards receiving on 28 catches in 2011, but his raw power, size and blazing speed made him a coveted pick.

The Jets took hill to add another weapon to their offense for quarterback Matt Sanchez.

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2012 NFL Draft: Cordy Glenn Drafted By Buffalo Bills In Second Round

Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn has been drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 41st overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Glenn, who considered leaving the Bulldogs a year early after last season, stayed on in 2011 and expanded his range from guard to tackle, an added versatility that's paid off with a first round selection.

Glenn was projected by some as a mid first round pick but slid all the way to the middle of the second round. He should fit in nicely with the Bills as he adds depth to their offensive line.

The Bulldogs are projected to send four to five players to the pros this season, down from a 2011 class led by receiver A.J. Green with six total picks. The Dawgs' all-time Draft record is eight, in 2002.

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2012 NFL Draft: Cordy Glenn Returns To Atlanta From Radio City

There were some who expected Cordy Glenn to be taken in first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, more particularly, Cordy Glenn himself. According to reports, Glenn has returned to Atlanta after being one of six players left at Radio City undrafted at the end of the night Thursday.

It makes sense for some players' nights to have unexpected endings, considering all the last-second trades that were made in the opening round. Glenn is projected to be one of the best players left available on the draft board.

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NFL Draft 2012 Best Available: Cordy Glenn, Stephen Hill Still Waiting

Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Cordy Glenn is among the best available selections in the second round of the NFL Draft, as Mocking the Draft can attest. Even though Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Stephen Hill is not at the top of the best available in one list, he is on another and could get picked up based on need alone.

"Courtney Upshaw, Devon Still and Cordy Glenn are among the biggest names left on the board. Positional value also reared it's ugly head, causing Peter Konz to slip out of round one.

There should be a decent run on wide receivers at the top of the second round, and Stanford tight end Coby Fleener will be a sought after commodity early on the draft's second night."

Here, Mocking the Draft has Glenn as the second best available player and Hill right behind him at No. 3.

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons Taking Offensive Lineman In Second Round

The Atlanta Falcons are finally going to draft someone in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday and they could be looking to go with an offensive lineman.

NBC Sports Mock Draft has Atlanta taking Kelechi Osemele out of the Iowa State Cyclones. Osemele had been on the Falcons radar over the offseason, but he could be the best available player to fit the team's needs with the 55th overall pick.

Osemele, at 6-6 and 333 pounds, is rated as the seventh best interior offensive lineman in the draft. He was a Big 12 second team selection in 2009 and won Honorable Mention in 2010.

For Atlanta, Justin Blalock, a former second round pick himself, is the left guard. Joe Hawley holds it down on the right side.

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2012 NFL Draft: Falcons Hold Pick No. 23 In Second Round

The Atlanta Falcons will make their first selection of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 23rd pick of the second round on Friday. Many surprise first-round picks should leave the Falcons with a number of good options. The team is reportedly looking for a tight end and depth along its offensive and defensive lines in the draft.

Atlanta already made a splash prior to the draft when it shipped out a seventh round draft pick to Philadelphia for cornerback Asante Samuel. Atlanta's first and fourth round picks this year were traded last year as a part of the package that delivered Julio Jones. The Browns used that first-round pick last night to select 28-year old Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Wheeler.

Here is a full list of the Atlanta Falcons' upcoming draft selections:

Round 2, Pick 23 No. 55 overall
Round 3, Pick 21 No. 84 overall
Round 5, Pick 22 No. 157 overall
Round 6, Pick 22 No. 192 overall
Round 7, Pick 42 No. 249 overall

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NFL Round Two Mock Draft: Stephen Hill, Cordy Glenn Projected To Go Early

Neither one of the state of Georgia's top college prospects - Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill and Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn - went in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft as many analysts had predicted. However, both are expected to go off the board (one immediately) when the Draft resumes the second and third rounds Friday and Saturday night, as well as additional talent from the Bulldogs:

33. St. Louis Rams - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

First-round pick: Michael Brockers, DT

Several very good wide receivers slipped out of the first round of the draft, and the benefactor is the Rams. Trades for this pick will be a popular news item all day Friday, but it would behoove the Rams to keep the pick. Hill's upside is tremendous and would give the Rams a legitimate vertical threat.

35. Baltimore Ravens - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia

First-round pick: No pick

The Ravens lost out on Dont'a Hightower, David DeCastro and Kevin Zeitler and opted to trade out of the first round. Luckily for the Ravens, they still get a good talent in Glenn. He can begin his career inside at guard, but if the teams tackles struggles he could move to tackle.

In addition to Glenn and Hill at the top of the second round, two more Bulldogs are projected to go out:

55. Atlanta Falcons - Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

First-round pick: No pick

Behind Tony Gonzalez there is little quality at tight end for the Falcons. With most of the better interior linemen and pass rushers gone, Charles would be a good pickup.

61. San Francisco 49ers - Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia

First-round pick: AJ Jenkins, WR

Carlos Rodgers scored a big paycheck this offseason, but San Francisco still needs playmakers in the defensive back. Add to it Boykin's incredible ability in the return game and this seems like an easy pick to guess.

The Falcons were also considered to be suitors for Boykin before trading for Asante Samuel. If this projection holds, Georgia would have a quick start at replicating their annual Draft success of sending anywhere from four to eight players annually.

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NFL Round Two Mock Draft: Falcons Projected To Take Georgia's Orson Charles

The Falcons - and the state of Georgia - were quiet on the first night on the NFL Draft, but Atlanta's first pick of the 2012 Draft is projected to be an all-local affair, as SB Nation's round two mock draft has the Falcons taking Georgia tight end Orson Charles:

55. Atlanta Falcons - Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

First-round pick: No pick

Behind Tony Gonzalez there is little quality at tight end for the Falcons. With most of the better interior linemen and pass rushers gone, Charles would be a good pickup.

That's certainly a pick destined to draw favor with fans in Atlanta and Athens. Charles was a reliable and effective weapon for the Bulldogs throughout his run at UGA, and the Falcons and Gonzalez are operating with the understanding that the Pro Bowl and first-ballot Hall of Famer will retire after the 2012 season.

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2012 NFL Draft: Complete First Round Results

It was a quiet night around the city of Atlanta in respect to the NFL draft. The Atlanta Falcons didn't have a pick in the first-round and both local talents that were projected as first round picks will still be on the board when the second round begins. Neither Georgia's Cordy Glenn or Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill heard their names called on Thursday but aren't likely to last long on Friday.

Here is a complete look at the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft:

1 - Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB
2 - Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB
3 - Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB
4 - Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT
5 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Justin Blackmon, WR
6 - Dallas Cowboys: Morris Claiborne, CB
7 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mark Barron, S
8 - Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB
9 - Carolina Panthers: Luke Kuechly, LB
10 - Buffalo Bills: Stephon Gilmore, CB
11 - Kansas City Chiefs: Dontari Poe, DT
15 - Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox, DT
13 - Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR
14 - St. Louis Rams: Michael Brockers, DT
15 - Seattle Seahawks: Bruce Irvin, DE
16 - New York Jets: Quinton Coples, DE
17 - Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB
18 - San Diego Chargers: Melvin Ingram, DE
19 - Chicago Bears: Shea McClellin, DE/OLB
20 - Tennessee Titans: Kendall Wright, WR
21 - New England Patriots: Chandler Jones, DE
22 - Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB
23 - Detroit Lions: Riley Reiff, OT
24 - Pittsburgh Steelers: David DeCastro, OG
25 - New England Patriots: Dont'a Hightower, LB
26 - Houston Texans: Whitney Mercilus, DE
27 - Cincinnati Bengals: Kevin Zeitler, G
28 - Green Bay Packers: Nick Perry, DE
29 - Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith, S
30 - San Francisco 49ers: AJ Jenkins, WR
31 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin, RB
32 - New York Giants: David Wilson, RB

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Falcon's Don't Pick Until Round Two

The Atlanta Falcon's don't pick until Friday's second round of the NFL Draft.

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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Stephen Hill Climbs Up To No. 21

Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill has been one of the biggest risers of the pre-draft season, as Paul Johnson continues his unlikely streak of producing first-round WR's despite running at triple option.

In the final mock over at Mocking The Draft, they have Hill going to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 21:

Cincinnati Bengals - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech - Bengals go, BPA in this position, and get one of the best deep threat wide outs in the NCAA. With Hill and Green the Bengals could be a force.

Meanwhile, Cordy Glenn has solidified his spot as the second interior offensive linemen in the draft behind Stanford's David DeCastro.

The same mock actually has the Georgia product going higher than Hill, with the San Diego Chargers picking him up at No. 18:

San Diego Chargers - Cordy Glenn, OG/OT - Why not? I don't see why you wouldn't take a stud player who can play almost every position on the line. With the Chargers losing McNeil they get a younger replacement.

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2012 NFL Draft: Cordy Glenn Hopes Versatility Pays Off

Cordy Glenn considered leaving Georgia a year early for the NFL Draft but later decided to return to the Bulldogs for the 2011 season. Upon his return, Glenn spent his senior season lining up at left tackle for the Bulldogs after playing guard earlier in his career. The move has helped Glenn improve his stock to where he is hopeful of hearing his name called in the first-round of tonight's NFL Draft.

"I think I'm pretty versatile at both of them," Glenn said. "Honestly, I think that's good for me to be able to play both of them and be comfortable and confident at both of them."

Georgia head coach Mark Richt still thinks Glenn could end up playing guard in the NFL but thinks his senior season spent at left tackle helped showcase his versatility.

"I'm always thankful when those guys come back and it looks like they improved their draft status," Georgia coach Mark Richt said this week. "Most of them do. It's rare that you don't improve your status, but we talked to Cordy about playing tackle. I think the fact that he played tackle in our league let people see his versatility. I think some still see him as a guard, but a lot of people know he can play that tackle position."

Glenn is projected as a first-round selection by many mock drafts and SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber has him headed to Cincinnati as the 21st pick. ead more mock draft analysis at Mocking the Draft. For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, visit Dawg Sports.

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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Cordy Glenn To The Bengals, Stephen Hill To Texans

SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber unveils his final 2012 NFL Mock Draft and projects both Georgia's Cordy Glenn and Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill as first-round selections.

Glenn is projected to be selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 21 pick in the first-round. On Glenn, Van Bibber says there is a chance that he could go higher in the draft if there is an early run on offensive lineman. However, he seems like a nice fit for the Bengals.

Glenn could sneak up higher than this if teams really go on a run for linemen. He's a natural fit at guard, but he also has the makings of a left tackle. Either way, Cincinnati can use him to replace the inconsistent Nate Livings, who is now Dallas' problem.

Despite coming from a non-passing friendly offense at Georgia Tech, Stephen Hill has made the most of his opportunities and now looks like a solid first-round pick. Hill is projected to the Houston Texans at No. 26 where he would form quite an impressive wide receiver tandem with Andre Johnson.

Houston adds another big man to Andre Johnson's other side. Hill may not have the route savvy of other receivers, but he can catch a fade and a jump ball just fine.

For more on the NFL Draft, be sure to visit Mocking The Draft. For news on every pro hopeful from the Peachtree area, visit Dawg Sports and From The Rumble Seat.

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2012 NFL Draft: TV Schedule, Start Time And More

There's little in the way of excitement for Falcons fans during Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft - Atlanta is without a first round pick following their 2011 blockbuster trade for wide receiver Julio Jones, and won't have a player announced on the podium until late in Friday's second round.

However, local products Cordy Glenn (Georgia) and Stephen Hill (Georgia Tech) are both thought to be first round prospects (Mike Mayock's final mock draft at NFL.com projects Glenn to the Steelers at No. 24 and Hill to the Titans at No. 20).

Falcons fans will have to take solace in Wednesday's trade for cornerback Asante Samuel, as well as a reminder of why they're sitting absent a pick on Thursday night (audio is delightfully ATLien, but decidedly NSFW):

Date / Time: Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. ET

Location: Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Radio: Sirius / XM NFL Network

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NFL Draft 2012: Falcons Grab Dwayne Allen, Nick Foles In NFL.com's 7-Round Mock

The Atlanta Falcons traded away some major assets from the 2012 NFL Draft last year in the big first round trade that netted wideout Julio Jones from the Cleveland Browns. While the team lacks a first round choice in this year's draft, the Falcons still come away with some solid talent, especially on the offensive side, in Chad Reuter's latest seven-round mock over at NFL.com.

Specifically, Reuter has the team grabbing Tony Gonzalez's replacement with Dwayne Allen as well as a nice quarterback prospect in the fifth in Nick Foles. You can can view the full list below.

Here's Reuter's complete projections for the Cowboys including round chosen and overall selection in parentheses:
2 (55) Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
3 (84) James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
5 (157) Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
6 (192) Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
7 (229) Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton
7 (249) Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State

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NFL Draft 2012: Can The Falcons Capitalize When The Chips Are Down?

The Falcons gave up their first and fourth-round picks for Julio Jones last year. They stayed quiet in free agency, re-signing an aging John Abraham and losing Curtis Lofton to the Saints. Both offensive and defensive lines still have question marks. Does Thomas Dimitroff have any more tricks up his sleeve?

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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Cordy Glenn Picked By Bengals

Georgia Bulldogs star offensive lineman Cordy Glenn has been selected in the latest NFL Mock Draft at SB Nation to go to the Cincinnati Bengals as the 21st overall selection and the teams second pick in the first round.

The Bengals are looking to fine-tune their offense and could take a skill position player with this pick, but taking Glenn gives the team a gifted athlete with a nice ability to pick up blitzes, which is definitely an endearing quality if he is going to block for a young quarterback like Andy Dalton.

This was the line Ryan Van Bibber dropped on the Glenn selection after having the Bengals pick corner back Stephen Gilmore of South Carolina at 17th :

"Kind of an unexciting pick these days. The Bengals could be smart to add another offensive skill player here, a receiver or even a running back like Doug Martin. A lineman of Glenn's ability helps the offense too."

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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Cordy Glenn To Titans, Stephen Hill To 49ers

In the latest mock draft from the National Football Post, Georgia OG Cordy Glenn and Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill are rising fast into the first round.

Glenn, who was initially seen as a second-or-third round pick, is now being projected to go No. 20 to the Tennessee Titans:

20. Tennessee Titans: Georgia OL Cordy Glenn
Glenn is a powerful body who can maul defenders in the run game and more than hold his own inside vs. the pass. A potential Pro Bowl-caliber option at guard who should be an ideal power player for the Titans.

Hill, meanwhile, has taken advantage of his phenomenal Combine times to work his way into the back end of the first round, with the San Francisco 49ers projected to take him at No. 30:

30. San Francisco 49ers: Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill
Hill is going to need to become a more consistent route runner. However, at 6-5 he showcases some natural short-area quickness to his game and knows how to go up and get the football vertically. He's one of the draft's elite size/speed combos at the receiver spot and his stock is on the rise.

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2012 NFL Draft: Stephen Hill SB Nation Video Profile

Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill is fast becoming a favorite sleeper pick for teams shopping wideouts in the first round, partly because he's flown under the radar (playing in the Yellow Jackets' triple option will do that - Hill's primary role at Georgia Tech was as a blocker, and he finished with just over 1,500 career receiving yards) compared to Baylor's Kendall Wright and Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon:

Among the teams looking at Hill are the Houston Texans, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, all of whom are looking for help at the position assuming the Rams will take Blackmon with the No. 6 overall pick. Despite his relative anonymity on the college scene, plenty of clubs are excited about Hill's potential at 6-foot-4, 215 lbs and with blazing speed.

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