NFL Mock Draft 2011: The Atlanta Falcons Reload for Another Playoff Run
The Falcons Give Roddy White A Partner
The Atlanta Falcons could use another elite wide receiver, and quarterback Matt Ryan would be glad to have another reliable downfield target.
Both teams have the same problem in that they have truly dominant wide receiver standing head and shoulders above the rest of the gang. This is a good problem to have, but it does present a problem because that receiver tends to draw double coverage.
While that theoretically should open the field up elsewhere, it usually is for short yardage, which does not do your team much good if your only target is three yards out on 3rd-and-seven.
With Leonard Hankerson, the Falcons can plug him in opposite Roddy White and see if he can keep up. We no longer are in the first round and Hankerson presents a few more questions.
This all is relative, of course, as elite wide receivers can be found in later rounds much easier than a quarterback or a running back.
A second-round pick still should produce his rookie season, though, so the expectations are there.
|33. New England Patriots: Benjamin Ijalana
34. Buffalo Bills: Colin Kaepernick
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Mallett
36. Denver Broncos: Jimmy Smith
|49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marvin Austin|
50. San Diego Chargers: Martez Wilson
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Allen Bailey
52. New York Giants: Danny Watkins
|37. Cleveland Browns: Randall Cobb
38. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Rudolph
39. Tennessee Titans: Stefan Wisniewski
40. Dallas Cowboys: Rahim Moore
|53. Indianapolis Colts: Titus Young|
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Burton
55. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Baldwin
56. New Orleans Saints: Davon House
|41. Washington Redskins: Christian Ponder
42. Houston Texans: Brandon Harris
43. Minnesota Vikings: Jabaal Sheard
44. Detroit Lions: Bruce Carter
|57. Seattle Seahawks: Ricky Stanzi|
58. Baltimore Ravens: Rodney Hudson
59. Atlanta Falcons: Leonard Hankerson
60. New England Patriots: Mikel LeShoure
|45. San Francisco 49ers: Phil Taylor
46. Denver Broncos: Sam Acho
47. St. Louis Rams: Ryan Williams
48. Oakland Raiders: Ras-I-Dowling
|61. San Diego Chargers: Mason Foster|
62. Chicago Bears: Jurrell Casey
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Sash
64. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Cannon
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