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NFL Round Two Mock Draft: Falcons Projected To Take Georgia's Orson Charles

The Falcons - and the state of Georgia - were quiet on the first night on the NFL Draft, but Atlanta's first pick of the 2012 Draft is projected to be an all-local affair, as SB Nation's round two mock draft has the Falcons taking Georgia tight end Orson Charles:

55. Atlanta Falcons - Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

First-round pick: No pick

Behind Tony Gonzalez there is little quality at tight end for the Falcons. With most of the better interior linemen and pass rushers gone, Charles would be a good pickup.

That's certainly a pick destined to draw favor with fans in Atlanta and Athens. Charles was a reliable and effective weapon for the Bulldogs throughout his run at UGA, and the Falcons and Gonzalez are operating with the understanding that the Pro Bowl and first-ballot Hall of Famer will retire after the 2012 season.

For more on the Atlanta Falcons and the 2012 NFL Draft, go to Mocking The Draft, The Falcoholic and SB Nation's NFL page.

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