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Friday Falcons Discussion: Which Tackle To Draft?

The Atlanta Falcons could find themselves in a situation where the best player on the board is an offensive tackle. If that happens, I wouldn't dismiss the idea of drafting one out of hand.

After all, there's a lot of talent at tackle in this draft. Beyond USC's Tyron Smith, who is rapidly becoming the consensus first OT off the board, there's Anthony Castonzo from Boston College, Derek Sherrod of Mississippi State, Nate Solder of Colorado and Gabe Carimi of Wisconsin. All of those guys are likely to go in the first round, which tells you how insanely deep this class is.

And that's not even mentioning guys like DeMarcus Love out of Arkansas or Orlando Franklin out of Miami, who are legitimate second day prospects in their own right. If you're looking to address the position, it should be in 2011.

So the question I pose to you is this, dear readers. Will the Falcons seriously consider drafting a tackle in the first round, or will they wait for someone like Love or Franklin on the second day? If you're particularly optimistic, will they re-sign Tyson Clabo and draft a late round project like Virginia Union's David Mims?

You make the call.