The 2011 NFL draft is finally upon us and the festivities will be kicking off this evening from Radio City Music Hall.
There's been a lot of talk about who's going to be the first overall pick in the draft and exactly how many quarterbacks will go in the first round.
However, lost in the shuffle is what could be one of the more intriguing second rounds in quite some time.
If any of the second-tier quarterbacks fall to the second round, there will likely be trade rumors flying around all night following the completion of the first round.
If a player like Justin Houston or Phil Taylor slides into the second round, there could be a lot of teams trading up to get help on their defensive lines.
One of the most intriguing names related to the second round could be Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, who may indeed fall out of the first round due to character concerns.
Whatever the case, stick with Bleacher Report all night as we are here to keep you covered on any rumors that may be leaked on second-round prospects following the completion of Round 1.
Matt Faulconer is a Bleacher Report Featured Columnist for the NFL and the Washington Redskins. He has served as an intern for the site as well. He also contributes his writings on the North Carolina Tar Heels to the fan site, TarHeelCoalition.com. Matt is a fantasy football expert and is a featured staff member of FantasyKnuckleheads.com and has had articles featured on partner sites such as Philly.com (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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