Usually when we do an afternoon links post in addition to our morning links, it’s either a sign of an incredibly slow day, or there were a handful of compelling stories that weren’t quite worthy of their own post.

We’ll let you decide which excuse is used today.

  • The autopsy report for Dave Duerson is pretty tough to read.
  • Tony Sparano is seeing signs of progress from Chad Henne. The problem with Sparano’s optimism is that the numbers don’t back him up.
  • Nick Fairley has emerged as the biggest “boom or bust” candidate in this year’s draft, according to ESPN analyst Todd McShay.
  • The attention of the draft silly season is also focused on the battle to be the first receiver off the board between Julio Jones and A.J Green. McShay chimed in here too, saying that Green still provides the most explosiveness. Meanwhile, Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution thinks the Falcons should do everything in their power to trade up from their 27th overall slot to get Green.