2011 NFL Draft Rumors: What May or May Not Happen

While there was a report on NFL.com that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ have serious interest in moving up in the draft to draft Mike Pouncey and pair him next to his brother, Maurkice, I am hearing that is highly unlikely to happen. Many officials believe that the team simply won’t fork over third and a fifth round picks for a guard.

The Atlanta Falcons are very high on WR Julio Jones and WR A.J. Green. So much so that they want to trade up for one of them might they fall a little bit. It seems Jones would likely have to fall out of the top ten for the Falcons to even consider making a move.

According to a report it seems the New York Giants might not be as hot on T Anthony Castonzo as many believe they are. Either way, it appears the Dallas Cowboys (9th pick) or the Detroit Lions (13th pick) will likely select Castonzo.

Don’t rule out Colorado T Nate Solder at pick #19 for the New York Giants. He remains a strong possibility at 19 if Castonzo, Pouncey and Illinois DT Corey Liuget are off the board.

Liuget by the way, is being strongly considered at pick #14 by the Saint Louis Rams. Liguet is quickly rising up draft boards.

Another strong possibility for the New York Giants at pick #19 is Colorado CB Jimmy Smith. According to reports, the Giants did a ton of research into Smith’s character. Some people believe Smith might be selected before the 19th pick, some think he might fall into the late first round to the a team like the Philadelphia Eagles, who need a cornerback. He, too, is in play for the Saint Louis Rams at pick #14.

Akeem Ayers is being strongly linked to the New York Jets at pick #30, which remains a strong possibility, but many also still believe Baylor NT Phil Taylor will be the Jets’ selection if he’s still on the board. Don’t rule out DT Muhammad Wilkerson at pick #30 if he’s still on the board, either.


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