2011 NFL Draft: 10 Reasons Nick Fairley Shouldn’t Be The First Pick

January 20, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been getting a ton of love after his performance against Oregon in the BCS National Championship game. There is no denying that he is one of the most talented players in the 2011 NFL Draft.
But should he be the No. 1 overall pick?
With Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck returning to school for his junior year, the top spot in the draft is wide open.
There are at least four players that could make a case to be the top pick to the Carolina Panthers in April's draft.
Right now all the momentum is in Fairley's favor. He shined on the biggest stage that college football has to offer. He was a force in the best conference in college football all year long.
But don't be so quick to pencil Fairley onto Carolina's roster for 2011. He is not a slam-dunk, lead-pipe lock to go No. 1.
Here are 10 reasons that the big Auburn defensive tackle won't hear his name called first on April 28.
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