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J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
The Falcons are looking for a long-term speed-rush replacement for veteran John Abraham, who'll turn 33 in May, and Houston fills the bill. But even though Watt doesn't fit G.M. Thomas Dimitroff's theme for this draft—finding "explosive players"—the chance to get a guy who's in the top 10 on more than one draft board around the league is an opportunity Atlanta can't let slip.
Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
The Titans will have thought about pulling the trigger on Locker earlier, and they're very high on Dalton. If the QBs start to fly off the board, I expect Tennessee (not San Francisco) to look into moving up (I have them trading with New England here) for one of the remaining clean-résumé passers. Ryan Mallett? I doubt it. Too much static. This pick allows the Titans to use Kerry Collins in 2011 while grooming a replacement for '12.