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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Has Falcons Drafting Anthony Castonzo

When you read a mock draft, pretty much no matter who it comes from, is just someone's opinion who doesn't have any real ties to an organization, let alone all 32. But Todd McShay did something a little refreshing with his latest mock at ESPN; he brought in two actual NFL scouts to help him make a first round mock. Who knows if it will prove to be any better or more accurate than the other mocks you have been reading, but I do appreciate the effort of bringing in those scouts.

He has the Falcons taking Boston College offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo with the 27th overall pick in the first round. The interesting thing about this is that McShay ranks Castonzo as the 18th best prospect in the draft, but has him falling nearly 10 spots past that, even though tackle is always one of the most in-demand positions during the draft.

Castonzo has a lot of potential to be a very good player in the NFL, and I think he could probably help out the Falcons offensive line, I just wonder if he will actually be available when they pick.

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