FLOWERY BRANCH – With the Patriots, who were the No. 1 seed in the AFC, also losing in the divisional round, the Falcons moved up from the 28th spot to the 27th spot for the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Patriots selected Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty with the 27th pick last season.
Some of the players who could be available at 27 include:
–Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
–Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
–Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
–Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
–D. Orlando Ledbetter