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NFL Draft Rumors: Atlanta Falcons 'Exhausted' Top-Five Trade Possibilities

Peter King's claim that the Atlanta Falcons were looking to move into the 2011 NFL Draft's top 10 so they could pick A.J. Green or Julio Jones caused many an eye to roll around these parts. But reports are rolling in that the team has at least asked around about the possibility of trading up, with's Jason La Canfora reporting they've done "due diligence" on "all possibilities" of trading into the top five or 10.

So the Falcons want Green, Jones or somebody else, and want to know what it would take to land their prize. Could just be smoke, could just be tire-kickin' or could be nothing to it at all.

Highly doubt the team actually pulls the trigger on one of these trades, though the thinking is that the Falcons are just a piece or two away from going for a title run very soon. Of course, one of those pieces is another decent pass rusher, something they could assuredly find in this draft's No. 27 slot.

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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