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2011 NFL Mock Draft: A.J. Green To Bengals, Nick Fairley No. 1, Da'Quan Bowers To Broncos

Mocking The Draft’s second official 2011 NFL mock draft is out, with a steady stream of Southeastern talent across the top of the first round. MTD has made a few changes since their last, considering the final list of underclassmen, Andrew Luck’s exclusion, and almost all draft positions being locked in.

Georgia Bulldogs WR A.J. Green goes No. 4 to the Cincinnati Bengals, joining Jordan Shipley and Jermane Gresham on a receiving corps that will weather the aging/loss of Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco nicely. Now, as for its quarterback …

Blaine Gabbert, going No. 7 to the San Francisco 49ers, is the first non-SEC or ACC player off the board. The rest of the top seven: Auburn Tigers DT Nick Fairley No. 1 to the Carolina Panthers, followed by Clemson Tigers DE Da’Quan Bowers to the Denver Broncos, Alabama Crimson Tide DL Marcell Dareus to the Buffalo Bills, Green, LSU Tigers CB Patrick Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, Bama WR Julio Jones to the Cleveland Browns.

Auburn QB Cam Newton goes to the Washington Redskins at No. 10, and there’s nothing at all hilarious about the most free-spending NFL team landing a player with Newton’s price tag. Dawgs DE Justin Houston ends up No. 25, going to the Seattle Seahawks, with various other ACC and SEC players elsewhere.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.