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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Has Atlanta Falcons Drafting Jeff Allen In Second Round

Since the Atlanta Falcons are without a first round pick this year, their first pick won't come until the second round. All of the draft's premium talent will have been selected by the time the Falcons make their first pick at No. 55 overall, but there's still plenty of talent to bad had. ESPN's draft guru Mel Kiper has the Falcons selecting Illinois offensive lineman Jeff Allen with the No. 55 pick.

The Falcons have a need here, and Allen could help early on the right side with upside at left.

Offensive linemen are never the sexiest picks from a fans perspective, but Allen seems like he's a good fit for the Falcons. Allen is a 6'4", 307 lb tackle from Illinois. ESPN has Allen ranked as the fourth best player at his position in the 2012 draft, so he represents solid value for the Falcons.

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