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2012 NFL Mock Drafts: Multi-Round Mocks Giving Atlanta Help In Trenches

While this two-round 2012 NFL mock draft by Mocking the Draft and this mock draft from SBNation.com contain locally relevant nuggets, we're going to have to dig deep to find notes of interest for the Atlanta Falcons fan in the coming months. We don't get to enjoy a first-round pick this year, you'll recall. (The Birds take Wisconsin Badgers guard Kevin Zeitler in MtD's mock, BTW.)

This four-rounder at Walter Football gives Atlanta Georgia Bulldogs center Ben Jones in the second and Syracuse Orange defensive end Chandler Jones in the third. Not too sure about Jones -- who'd admittedly fit in just fine on the "dirtbags" line -- as the team already seems to like Joe Hawley or maybe Mike Johnson as Todd McClure's successor.

A defensive end like Jones might be one to consider, though. John Abraham could be gone next year, and a Ray Edwards-Kroy Biermann starting tandem wouldn't terrify the average opposing line. The temporary solution could be to go for end depth, at least.

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