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2011 NFL Draft: Titus Young, Courtney Smith Among The Senior Bowl Receivers Catching Atlanta's Eyes?

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has had a busy week of Senior Bowl practices, with his rave about Florida Gators guard Marcus Gilbert drawing a lot of attention. He’s also reportedly been seen paying a lot of attention to the gaggle of wide receivers at the annual all-star game.

While Comrade didn’t name any names this time, based on other reports we might have a good idea of who he’s looking at. The Sporting News says Boise St. Broncos receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis are impressing, joining Miami Hurricanes WR Leonard Hankerson as the best wide outs at the event. Hankerson has been getting props from all over the entire week.

You want some lesser-known names? South Alabama WR Courtney Smith earns high marks from National Football Post for his size and athleticism, but his lack of polish probably has him low on Atlanta’s board. NFP also likes Nebraska Cornhuskers WR Niles Paul, a six-foot, 225-pounder who’d be considered big for a college halfback, let alone a receiver.

San Diego St. Aztecs WR Vincent Brown is not as fast as you’d like for a small guy, but has won over some with his great hands and timing.

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