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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Who Will Be Top Pick?

SB Nation's latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft is a pretty interesting one. It's got Auburn's Nick Fairley going to the Carolina Panthers with the top pick overall, and Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers going to the Broncos at No. 2. The top two receivers, Georgia's A.J. Green and Alabama's Julio Jones, go to AFC North teams, with the Bengals and Browns, respectively, selecting them at fourth and sixth. Pitt's Jon Baldwin is the third receiver selected, and he goes to the Chiefs at No. 21. (The Rams also need a receiver at No. 14, but SB Nation says there's no reason for them to "reach" for a receiver, which they would probably be doing by picking Baldwin that early.)

Moving further down, a bunch of offensive linemen come off the board before the Steelers pick at No. 32 (and yes, that effectively means SB Nation is predicting the Steelers will win the Super Bowl) - Anthony Castonzo, Gabe Carimi, Mike Pouncey, Derek Sherrod and Tyron Smith are all gone by the time the Steelers pick. So SBN has the Steelers picking a guy I haven't heard connected to them before, Temple DT Muhammad Wilkerson:

Pittsburgh perpetually has one of the league's best defenses because they relentlessly replenish their talent and depth on that particular unit. Aaron Smith has struggled mightily with injuries over the past two years, and Brett Keisel is no spring chicken. Wilkerson is a long, athletic defensive tackle that would be a nice developmental option at end for the Steelers.

If the Steelers can't get an offensive lineman they want, a defensive lineman is definitely a possibility.

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