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Draft Live Blog: Day 2


LAST UPDATE: 9:55 p.m. — managing editor Jay Adams will be live blogging from the Falcons' team facilities in Flowery Branch all throughout the 2011 NFL Draft this weekend. Refresh this page often to see Jay's latest updates, including photos, analysis, news, information, featured tweets from the fans and much, much more. Keep it locked right here for all the inside coverage you're not going to find anywhere else.

9:55 p.m. — The Falcons select Georgia LB at No. 91 overall.

9:46 p.m. — Again, as I publish that, Bailey gets taken by the Chiefs. Kansas City's really messing up my projections tonight.

9:45 p.m. — One of the radio voice of the Falcons, Dave Archer, just said he thinks the Falcons pick either DE Allen Bailey, DE Cliff Matthews or one of the speed backs still on the board.

9:33 p.m. — Only a few more picks until the Falcons select for only the second time in this year's draft. Wondering who it will be. I think a lot of people are thinking defense, but I'm gonna go against the grain and say the Falcons pick offense again. Maybe a speed back or a tight end.

9:04 p.m. — You've probably been noticing all the NFL alums announcing picks in the second round. Those teams without second-round picks are having the NFL alums announce their third-round picks. Falcons legend Jessie Tuggle will be announcing the 91st overall selection.

8:57 p.m. — And just as I publish that last entry, Houston gets snagged up by the Chiefs.

8:55 p.m. — Interesting that Justin Houston and Allen Bailey keep tumbling. Houston was projected as a late first-rounder and Bailey as a mid-second. Would love to see one or both of those guys still on the board when the Falcons come around.

8:49 p.m. — Picks are coming fast and furious now. Gotta love the five-minute limit to all rounds after the second. We'll be at No. 91 before we know it.

8:37 p.m. — Looks like the end of the second round is drawing near. Green Bay seems to have Kentucky WR Randall Cobb on the phone. More weapons for the amazing Aaron Rodgers. Carolina starts off the third round with the 64th overall pick momentarily.

8:31 p.m. — Couple of things I picked up today about Julio. 1) He'll decide on his number tomorrow. It won't be 8, and it won't be 18. Stay tuned. 2) He loves fishing and he's ecstatic about the small lake on the property of the Falcons' training facility; 3) He's a pretty good ping pong player and looks to take on all comers during training camp.

8:20 p.m. — The pick that the Falcons would have had in the second round just came and went. The Cleveland Browns selected wide receiver Greg Little at No. 59 overall with one of the picks in the deal to move up to claim Julio Jones. Of interest, here are some players still on the board when the Browns picked at No. 59: DE Justin Houston; CB Brandon Harris; WR Randall Cobb; WR Jerrel Jernigan; WR Leonard Hankerson; DE Allen Bailey. My feeling, and this is just a guess, I'm thinking that Bailey might still be around when we pick at No. 91 overall.

8 p.m. — Ever since the blockbuster trade to snag Julio Jones last night, we've been busy giving you all sorts coverage on the Alabama wide receiver. To check it out and catch yourself up, see our 2011 NFL Draft main page. I'll be updating this blog every so often tonight, so make sure to keep checking back for more information on what the Falcons do tonight. They hold the No. 91 overall pick, late in the third round, so we've got a bit to go before the picture gets a little clearer. Dave Archer and I previewed what might happen this evening in this video right here.

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