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Final 2011 NFL Mock Drafts By Mike Mayock, Brian Billick And More Send Defense To Atlanta

The latest 2011 NFL mock drafts are still rolling in as experts hand in their predictions. We've already collected tons of draft projections in this StoryStream, and you can visit DC Pro Sports Report for literally hundreds more mock drafts. Here are four in addition to the ones we already have.

NFL.com's Mike Mayock, the thinking man's TV draft guru, joins the chorus sending Iowa Hawkeyes DE Adrian Clayborn to Atlanta:

 This is the point where the quarterbacks start to come into play as far as other teams trying to trade up. If Atlanta is stuck here, Clayborn is the pick. There are some concerns about one side of his body because of Erb's Palsy, but if he goes this low, what a great football player you're going to get.

SBNation.com draft expert Brian Galliford agrees with the Clayborn selection at No. 27 in his final 2011 mock draft:

Clayborn has remained firmly under the radar throughout the entire pre-draft process. He's an excellent player, and possibly an immediate starter in Atlanta.    

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter distances himself from the pack by giving the Birds UCLA LB Akeem Ayers. And former Baltimore Ravens coach (and Mike Smith brother-in-law) Brian Billick likes Georgia Bulldogs defender Justin Houston, warts and all:

The hometown kid will provide a pass rush opposite the aging John Abraham, and then he'll eventually replace him.    

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft started at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th, and SB Nation has everything you need to keep up with it: news, rumors, player profiles, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule, NFL mock drafts, draft projections and more. Check it all out at SB Nation's NFL Draft hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft. For more Atlanta Falcons draft discussion, join The Falcoholic.

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