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Mock Monitor: 3.0


The crew is back in the South after spending a few days in Indianapolis covering the Combine. What a fun week it was.

After spending so much time seeing names and researching players, it was nice to finally be able to talk to some of the guys that are on our list.

I'm doing this week's Mock Monitor a day early so that we can get one more look at what the month of February projects before things really start to change.

Our samplings haven't changed much in our third week of monitoring, but I suspect once the Combine fully wraps up and the dust settles, we'll see some shifting. We'll have a much better idea of which players are moving up or down the board, so the projections to this point are largely moot.

That doesn't mean it isn't interesting to analyze what the experts are saying at this stage of the game.

If you notice from the Mock Monitor, there were two significant changes among our crop of experts.

The first is the pick change of draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. from Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith to the popular pick of defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (pictured above).

I saw and spoke with Kerrigan at the Combine last week and came away very impressed. He's well-spoken and he knows the game of football, but his physicality is what's really something to pay attention to.

Another interesting move is Sports Illustrated's Don Banks shifting his pick to Boise State wide receiver Titus Young from Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward in the 2.0 version of his mock draft.

Let's talk about Young for a moment. He's been a hot topic since having a great week at the Senior Bowl in January. He's a quick receiver who can really spread the field.

Ask a good number of Falcons fans and they'll say that's exactly what they'd like to see Atlanta add through the Draft.

What do you think? Vote in this week's poll below:

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