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Matt Ryan might not be only QB drafted in first round

Delaware QB Joe Flacco finally cracked Mel Kiper's Top 25 Big Board, and don't be surprised if he's a first-round pick in this month's NFL draft.

Originally Published: April 3, 2008
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

Joe Flacco has been hovering around my Top 25 Big Board all season, and this week he cracked the board. Flacco's size and arm strength are the best in this year's quarterback class, and he really impressed teams during his individual workouts. Although he's not tremendously mobile, Flacco moves well enough in the pocket. He also appears to be extremely coachable and a quick study.

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Marvin Gentry/US PresswireIf he's not one of the first 31 picks, then Delaware QB Joe Flacco will be a high second-round pick.

Similar to what Cleveland did last year with Brady Quinn, don't be surprised if the Atlanta Falcons try and trade back into the latter stages of the first round to draft Flacco.

And now that all questions about his injuries and medical history have been answered, LSU's Glenn Dorsey returns to the No. 1 spot on the Big Board, where he spent of his senior season.

* Asterisk denotes underclassman


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