Tons of 2011 NFL mock draft predictions and projections linked to here, and here are four more final picks lists from major publications. Each of these links goes to a complete mock draft, by the way. Here we go! Scout.com's John Crist is yet another analyst sending Iowa Hawkeyes DE Adrian Clayborn to the Atlanta Falcons at No. .27:
Even if Clayborn ends up hearing his name called much later than he would have liked, he can help a quality Atlanta team rush the passer.
National Football Post's Wes Bunting has a three-rounder that gives the Falcons Pittsburgh Panthers DE Jabaal Sheard, USC TE Jordan Cameron and Indiana Hoosiers OT James Brewer, while Mocking The Draft's Dan Kadar gives the Falcons Baylor Bears OG Danny Watkins.
CBS Sports' Chad Reuter likes Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Kyle Rudolph to Atlanta. Rudolph has become the second-most commonly mocked Falcons first-rounder behind only Clayborn:
Tony Gonzalez is returning for one more year, but getting a value like Rudolph in this part of the first round is a bargain.
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