2011 NFL Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons Shore Up Secondary with Brandon Harris
2011 NFL Mock Draft Sees Falcons Land Brandon Harris With Pick No. 27
The Atlanta Falcons were the best NFC team in the regular season, at least record wise, but they stumbled in a big way against Green Bay in the playoffs.
The biggest problem that the Falcons had was not their inability to rush the passer, as some would have you believe. It was an inability to defend against the pass in the secondary.
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Drew Brees carved this defense up on Monday Night Football in week 16, and Aaron Rodgers looked like he was playing pitch-and-catch with his receivers in the playoff game. Finding a potential impact corner needs to be the Falcons priority in the first round, and Brandon Harris might be the third-best cornerback in a deep cornerback class.
Atlanta should be counting their lucky stars if they can nab a mid-first round talent this late in the first round.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan|
18. San Diego Chargers: J.J. Watt
19. New York Giants: Mike Pouncey
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert |
6. Cleveland Browns: Robert Quinn
7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Carimi|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Castonzo
24. New Orleans Saints: Aldon Smith
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Smith|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Heyward
27. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Harris
28. New England Patriots: Justin Houston
|13. Detroit Lions: Da'Quan Bowers |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan
|29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod|
30. New York Jets: Stephen Paea
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams
32. Green Bay Packers: Akeem Ayers
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