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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Nick Fairley Still No. 1, Jon Baldwin To Falcons

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Is it 2011 NFL mock draft time again? It is! SB Nation’s latest retains Auburn Tigers DT Nick Fairley as the No. 1 selection by the Carolina Panthers, though there are a few shuffles throughout the first round. A further finalized draft order, with the Jets and Bears now locked in, cleared things up somewhat, but this weekend’s Senior Bowl will go a long way toward giving us an even better-looking mock next week.

The Atlanta Falcons go WR this time around, grabbing Pittsburgh Panthers giant Jon Baldwin at No. 27. Six-foot-five and 230 pounds, he’s got all the tools you could ever ask for, but his work ethic has been a question. Do the Birds believe they have a stable enough organization in place after three years to try and bring on a project instead of going for safe picks every year?

Elsewhere around the NFC South: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get Iowa Hawkeyes DE Adrian Clayborn again, while the New Orleans Saints are sticking with Illinois Fighting Illini RB Mikel Leshoure.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.