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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Cordy Glenn, Stephen Hill Both Predicted To Go In The First Round

Remember the Julio Jones trade during the 2011 NFL Draft? We thought so. Nowhere could the impact of that move - five draft picks for the Falcons to move up and take the wide receiver from Alabama - be felt so distinctly than if the Cleveland Browns end up taking local product Cordy Glenn, the kind of offensive lineman Atlanta so badly needs going into 2012. SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber predicts just such a scenario:

22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta), Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

Since the Browns are opting to go with Colt McCoy or some other half measure at quarterback, they need to beef up the system around him. Glenn has the makings of an elite guard. He also looks like he can legitimately play on the outside in the NFL as well.

Meanwhile, the Houston Texans have been thought to be interested in Baylor wideout Kendall Wright from just up the road in Waco, but Van Bibber says they won't fight to move up for the local boy and go with Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill instead:

26. Houston Texans, Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

If Houston wants a nose tackle, they ought to kick the tires on Paul Soliai who is leaving the Dolphins in free agency. They could even find a cheaper option via some other route since they would be surrounded with talent elsewhere on the defensive line. Upgrading their offense is a priority if the Texans are going to build off last season's incredible run. Hill can be worked in with Andre Johnson, who is still the lead horse in the passing game.

For more on the NFL Draft, be sure to visit Mocking The Draft. For news on every pro hopeful from the Peachtree area, visit Dawg Sports and From The Rumble Seat.

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