Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages! Bleacher Report is here to give you wall-to-wall analysis of the 2011 NFL Draft. We're not here to discuss labor agreements or any other issues that may potentially impact the upcoming season, only to talk about the future of the NFC South Champions.
Coming off of January's divisional playoff defeat at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, it's easy to assume that Atlanta should draft all cornerbacks after being picked apart by Aaron Rodgers, but I'm sure that GM Thomas Dmitroff will not go that route. The Falcons are on the verge of joining the NFL elite, but need just a few impact players to go along with their talented core. In addition, they will be looking to replace veteran stars in the twilight of their careers (TE Tony Gonzalez and DE John Abraham among the few).
We're going to break this first mock draft to whom I believe Atlanta should draft from first round to seventh round, and an alternate choice in case things don't go their way. We'll look at how each potential rookie can impact this team, whether it's filling out the depth chart, or being a starter from day one. Send us your comments, questions, or anything else you'd like to add, and most importantly, enjoy!