Fairley finally has a home in AFC East mock

With the eighth pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the Tennessee Titans select ... Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Auburn.

Fairley's long wait is over. The collegiate superstar many were projecting to be the top selection a couple of months ago finally has a home with the eighth pick in our mockumentary.

The vote was close, however. Fairley edged out Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers by two votes. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett continues to receive consideration from readers with a few votes here or there. Maybe it's the power quarterbacks hold over fans, but Mallett inside the top 10 would be a shock.

Here's where we stand:

  1. Carolina Panthers: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton

  2. Denver Broncos: Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus

  3. Buffalo Bills: Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller

  4. Cincinnati Bengals: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert

  5. Arizona Cardinals: Louisiana State cornerback Patrick Peterson

  6. Cleveland Browns: Georgia receiver A.J. Green

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara

  8. Tennessee Titans: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley

The Dallas Cowboys are on the clock with the ninth pick. Wow. Single-digit draft pick for America's Team, a preseason Super Bowl contender last year. Still amazes me when I see them in the ninth slot.

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