2011 NFL Mock Draft: Which Big Names Might Be Left out of the 1st Round?

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Which Big Names Might Be Left out of the 1st Round?
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With the NFL Draft just days away, draft boards and mocks are continuously changing.

Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph is arguably the best at his position, but 2011 isn't the year for tight ends. 

Quarterback Jake Locker would have been the top pick in the 2010 NFL Draft had he left Washington, but after a stunningly disappointing season, Locker is likely to slip out of the first round unless the New England Patriots grab him.

Locker's quarterback counterpart, Ryan Mallett, has huge size and extends the field with his arm but lacks intelligence in the pocket. Mallett is rumored to have the best body and arm for a quarterback, but not the intangibles as a leader. 

Other first round duds might include Iowa's Adrian Clayborn, Ohio State's Cameron Heyward, and UCLA's Akeem Ayers. The fact that there's so much defensive quality in this year's draft definitely hurts the chances of these guys being drafted higher.

Who else might still be waiting for his name to be called after pick 32, despite high pre-draft prowess?

Let's take a look...

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