BIRDLAND — Here’s NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock’s 2011 Mock Draft.
He has the Falcons taking Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn.
Our information is that Clayborn is not headed to Atlanta because they like to flip flop their ends and Clayborn, with his weaker arm from Erb’s Palsy he can only play on the right side. That is John Abraham’s side.
MIKE MAYOCK’S 2011 MOCK DRAFT
1. Carolina Panthers Cam Newton QB Auburn
2. Denver Broncos Von Miller LB Texas A&M
3. Buffalo Bills Marcell Dareus DT Alabama
4. Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green WR Georgia
5. Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson CB LSU
6. Cleveland Browns Julio Jones WR Alabama
7. San Francisco 49ers Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri
8. Tennessee Titans Nick Fairley DT Auburn
9. Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith OT USC
10. Washington Redskins Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska
11. Houston Texans Robert Quinn DE North Carolina
12. Minnesota Vikings Aldon Smith DE Missouri
13. Detroit Lions Anthony Castonzo OL Boston College
14. St. Louis Rams Corey Liuget DT Illinois
15. Miami Dolphins Mike Pouncey OL Florida
16. Jacksonville Jaguars Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue
17. New England Patriots Cameron Jordan DE California
18. San Diego Chargers J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin
19. New York Giants Mark Ingram RB Alabama
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Da’Quan Bowers DE Clemson
21. Kansas City Chiefs Danny Watkins OL Baylor
22. Indianapolis Colts Nate Solder OL Colorado
23. Philadelphia Eagles Gabe Carimi OL Wisconsin
24. New Orleans Saints Phil Taylor DT Baylor
25. Seattle Seahawks Marvin Austin DT North Carolina
26. Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith CB Colorado
27. Atlanta Falcons Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa
28. ***(Patriots trade pick) Jake Locker QB Washington
29. Chicago Bears Jonathan Baldwin WR Pittsburgh
30. New York Jets Akeem Ayers LB UCLA
31. Pittsburgh Steelers Aaron Williams CB Texas
32. ***(Packers trade pick) Andy Dalton QB TCU
*** Mayock expects a team will trade into this spot to select a quarterback.
To view Mayock’s mock draft as well as his comments on each selection, visit NFL.com.
NFL Network/NFL.com’s live coverage of the three-day 2011 NFL Draft kicks off with Path to the Draft on Thursday, April 28 at 11:00 AM ET, followed by Total Access Pre-Draft Show Presented by Lexus 1:00 PM ET, providing full coverage from coast-to-coast with reports and analysis from Radio City Music Hall in New York, NFL Network studios in Los Angeles, and team facilities.
For the second year, NFL Network provides primetime coverage of the NFL Draft live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, beginning on Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 PM ET with round 1. Rounds 2 and 3 airs Friday, April 29 at 6:00 PM ET, with rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 at 12 NOON ET.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog