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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons Will Have Options In First Round

Todd McShay just released a new mock draft at ESPN that is a little bit different than other mocks we've seen. He doesn't just give each team one player; he lays down three different options for each team at every selection, including some intriguing options for the Falcons at No. 27.

The first would be to take Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn with the 27th overall pick. Clayborn would be a pretty good player to put on the strong side of their defensive line, and should even be able to add a little bit of pressure on the quarterback. McShay notes that there are some health concerns with Clayborn, but he might be a risk worth taking.

The second option would be to take an offensive lineman because they have a few free agents up front. He lists Baylor guard Danny Watkins as a potential option.

The other option is to simply go best player available, which is never a bad idea. If that is what they decide to do, McShay lists North Carolina LB Bruce Carter, Miami CB Brandon Harris and UCLA LB Akeem Ayers as potential targets.

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