We know Missouri Tigers QB Blaine Gabbert is viewed as a possible candidate for the top overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Gabbert is one of a few quarterbacks vying for the top spot following Stanford QB Andrew Luck's decision to stay in school.â†µ
Who else could be the top pick? One name is Auburn DT Nick Fairley.â†µ
Talented defensive tackles are rare and with the success of a guy like Lions DT Ndamukong Suh last year I could see Fairley taking the top spot.â†µ
In an early poll at SB Nation's Mocking The Draft, 38 percent of readers think he'll be the top pick.â†µ
Realistically, we won't know who is competing for the top overall spot until the NFL Combine and other workouts occur.