Got my grubby mitts on Dave Goldberg's second effort on a mock draft for the Associated Press, and it's pleasing to me:
Hey, we agree! It's quickly becoming a consensus around the interwebs that we will indeed select Landry, thanks no doubt to my efforts.
Please, let me think that. It would make me happy.
Anyways, here's a look at some other drafts around the league, starting with the NFL Draft Countdown:
I think Anderson's the obvious choice if Landry isn't there, which in this particular draft he's not. So I can go along with that. Less likely by a long shot (I hope) is Doc's Sports Services:
Yup, I said it. In an interview with an Atlanta radio station following the Matt Schaub trade, Rich McKay cryptically referenced the "home-grown player" out there even though the question was about something else entirely. I don't know why, but I felt like that was a tell.
Without being too much of a dink, this guy has no idea what he's talking about. I also don't think the Falcons should, as he suggests, piss away their two second round picks and swap their first round pick for yet ANOTHER receiver, no matter how good he's supposed to be. I consider this very unlikely. Descending through the basement into the sub-basement of "no friggin way" is the projection from Football's Future, which calls for the Falcons to take LB Patrick Willis, despite the fact that our linebacking corps is probably one of the stronger ones in the league. Bit of a reach there, guys.
And finally, over at Huddle Geeks they have an intriguing sleeper pick that seems much more likely to me than Johnson or Willis: Adrian Peterson.
Peterson would definitely be a big time guy to get if Landry was off the board, but I think we'd need the defensive end more. My opinion, my preference and my conviction is that LaRon Landry will be the pick, but there's certainly some different opinions out there.
What do you think?