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2011 Senior Bowl Rosters: NFL Draft Prospects Chart For Atlanta Falcons Fans

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Complete Senior Bowl rosters here, but a quick look at some potential NFL Draft picks at some key positions for the Atlanta Falcons below. You can't focus on everybody, so here are a few names to monitor. The list of needs has been largely agreed-upon at this point -- and most seem to think the team's biggest need is a pass-rushing complement for John Abraham, not to mention Abe's eventual replacement.

They're also going to need some help in the offensive weaponry department, with Roddy White being the only long-term sure thing in the entire receiving corps, Tony Gonzalez' career drawing to a close, and the running game having no change-of-pace back.

The Falcons are also likely to need offensive line help, as three starters are up for new contracts. It'll be tough to keep all three of them, and somebody's going to have to refresh the lower part of the depth chart as a new starter steps up.

And, as the Green Bay Packers were delighted to point out, that secondary is not quite complete yet. The team is set at safety, but cornerback is another story. I wouldn't expect a first-round selection of a cornerback, but it's hard to imagine there not being at least one new body in camp this summer.

A couple of these first-rounders would be considered slight reaches at this point, but there isn't a lot of first-round senior talent at Atlanta's need positions this year:


First round Rounds 2-4 Rounds 5-7
Defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue Sam Acho, Texas Brooks Reed, Arizona
Wide receiver N/A Leonard Hankerson, Miami Dwayne Harris, East Carolina
Offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo, Boston College Marcus Gilbert, Florida James Carpenter, Alabama
Running back N/A Noel Devine, West Virginia Derrick Locke, Kentucky
Tight end D.J. Williams, Arkansas Weslye Saunders, South Carolina Mike McNeill, Nebraska
Cornerback Johnny Patrick, Louisville Shareece Wright, USC Jalil Brown, Colorado

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