By trading up in the 2011 NFL draft to select wide receiver Julio Jones in the first round with the No. 6 overall pick, the Atlanta Falcons have lost their first-round pick in the 2012 draft, giving to the Cleveland Browns. Jones helped the Falcons make it into the playoffs in 2011 with 959 yards and eight touchdowns so most would say it was worth it. When it comes to mock drafts, though, Falcons fans may find them a little boring since they're not included. However, based on Sports Illustrated's Don Banks' latest mock draft, the Falcons trade with the Browns may give Cleveland the ability to trade up to select quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Banks proposes that the Browns will trade the No. 22 pick (which they received from the Falcons) to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the Browns and Rams to swap places with their top-five picks. The Browns, who would move to No. 2 would select RGIII, and the Rams, who would drop back to No. 4, would pick wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Then with the No. 22 pick, the Rams would take offensive tackle Mike Adams.
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