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NFL Draft Rumors: Falcons Could Trade Up For A.J. Green Or Julio Jones, Says Peter King

The average Atlanta Falcons fan is from Georgia (you're learning so much today!) and thus probably also a Georgia Bulldogs fan. Therefore the average Falcons fan would really like to have A.J. Green around. But woe is us, our team picks No. 27, not No. 2 or No. 7. Enter Peter King!

The Sports Illustrated columnist says Atlanta is trying to trade into the top 10 for a crack at either Green or Julio Jones. Roddy White, for one, doesn't believe it, pointing out general manager Thomas Dimitroff's New England Patriots background.

The great Green-to-Falcons hope has been slapped down repeatedly around these parts, and the team hasn't even worked out either of the receivers -- that we know of, at least. All indications are that Atlanta is looking to draft a receiver in the middle rounds.

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28, and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare: NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it out at SB Nation's NFL Draft page and our NFL Draft blog, Mocking the Draft.

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