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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Trent Richardson Goes to Falcons Division Foe

The Atlanta Falcons would love to be in the position their division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in, with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and an opportunity to select Heisman-trophy candidate and two-time NCAA national champion Trent Richardson with that pick, as the latest SB Nation Mock Draft would suggest.

Take a look at what Ryan Van Bibber had to say about the Richardson selection:

"If Kalil were still available here, the Buccaneers would have a tough decision to make. They have a left tackle in Donald Penn, who signed a six-year deal in 2010. On the other side, they have Jeremy Trueblood who is terrible and entering the last year of a two-year contract extension. Ultimately, I doubt Kalil gets this far down the board. His talent might lure a team up, like the Rams, to the fourth spot if he falls past Minnesota. But Richardson is not a bad pick at all here, and gives Tampa's offense an excellent running game to complement the addition of Vincent Jackson as their top receiver."

Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Cordy Glenn is projected by Van Bibber to go to the Cincinnati Bengals with the 21st overall pick:

"The Bengals lost Nate Livings who was never really a consistent blocker. Glenn will not have that problem. The Georgia Bulldog has all the makings of an elite interior lineman in the NFL. His ability to play tackle is an added bonus and something that might get him plucked off the board higher than this."

Read more about the NFL Mock Draft at Mocking the Draft. For more on the Falcons visit The Falcoholic, and for the Bulldogs, Dawg Sports.

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