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Atlanta Falcons



ATLANTA FALCONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
EDGE
SFTY
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
OG

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
OT
NT
DL3T
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
WR
WRS
OC
TE
DL5T
OLB

Minimal Need (P9)


FALCONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
12
Atlanta
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Jaycee Horn NFL Draft photo
The last two weeks have been whiplash-inducing for the Falcons. They were humiliated by the Saints, despite having two weeks to prepare for the game, and then torched the Raiders... who had previously beaten the Saints. The offense is still largely underperforming, given its talent level. While Atlanta has averaged about 400 yards of offense per game, the past two weeks have seen them grind out just 248 and 304 ypg, respectively. In the Raiders contest, five turnovers and 141 yards of Vegas penalties still only led to 3 offensive touchdowns. Dirk Koetter remains incapable of creating a game plan without Julio Jones, and is averaging only 25.2 ppg, even with the 43-point outburst and having first-round draft picks at 11 offensive positions.


Raheem Morris and Jeff Ulbrich have largely turned the defense around. Since taking over, Atlanta has kept their opponents under 25 points (with the exception of garbage-time points against Denver). With the offensive firepower at Atlanta's disposal, holding your opponent to an average of 20 points a game since the coaching change is encouraging. Owner Arthur Blank was fooled by last year's strong finish, and he might be gun-shy about bringing Morris back, even if the interim skipper ends up with an 8-3 record. At the very least, bringing in either an experienced or creative offensive mind to pair with Morris could unlock this offensive talent that Dirk Koetter has largely choked out. Jim Caldwell is at least experienced with pocket passers like Matt Ryan.

Still, it's unlikely that Morris wins the bulk of his games with Kansas City, New Orleans, and Tampa (twice) on the docket. Atlanta will still likely be looking to replace both their GM and HC this January. Adding talent to the defensive line, the secondary, and potentially the interior of the offensive line are all possibilities for a team that will need to use the draft to improve their roster, as they have almost no cap space.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Falcons' Team Page shows the entire roster of Atlanta picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

~ Greg Hawes, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
44
Atlanta
Hamilcar Rashed
Oregon State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-7
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
248
Hamilcar Rashed NFL Draft photo
R3
76
Atlanta
Caden Sterns
Texas
S
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
210
Caden Sterns NFL Draft photo
R4
107
Atlanta
Tommy Kraemer
Notre Dame
OG
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
317
Tommy Kraemer NFL Draft photo
R5
139
Atlanta
Zamir White
Georgia
RB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
215
Zamir White NFL Draft photo
R6
170
Atlanta
Demetris Robertson
Georgia
WR
Reach/Value:
+18
Height:
6'0''
Weight:
190
Demetris Robertson NFL Draft photo


FALCONS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 16 A.J. Terrell Clemson CB Reach -22
2020 2 47 Marlon Davidson Auburn DL5T Reach -18
2020 3 78 Matt Hennessy Temple OC Reach -27
2020 4 119 Mykal Walker Fresno State ILB Reach -55
2020 4 134 Jaylinn Hawkins California S Reach -71
2020 7 228 Sterling Hofrichter Syracuse P Value +6
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 14 Chris Lindstrom Boston College OG Reach -18
2019 1 31 Kaleb McGary Washington OT Reach -6
2019 4 111 Kendall Sheffield Ohio St CB Reach -60
2019 4 135 John Cominsky Charleston DL5T Value +3
2019 5 152 Qadree Ollison Pittsburgh RB Reach -47
2019 5 172 Jordan Miller Washington CB Reach -78
2019 6 203 Marcus Green UL Monroe WRS Reach -97
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 26 Calvin Ridley Alabama WR Value +11
2018 2 58 Isaiah Oliver Colorado CB Value +26
2018 3 90 Deadrin Senat South Florida DL1T Reach -59
2018 4 126 Ito Smith Southern Miss RBC Value +9
2018 6 194 Russell Gage LSU WR Reach -129
2018 6 200 Foyesade Oloukun Yale OLB Reach -113
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 26 Takkarist McKinley UCLA EDGE Value +2
2017 3 75 Duke Riley LSU OLB Reach -18
2017 4 136 Sean Harlow Oregon State C Value +48
2017 5 149 Damontae Kazee San Diego State CB Value +23
2017 5 156 Brian Hill Wyoming RB Value +18
2017 5 174 Eric Saubert Drake TE Reach -37
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 17 Keanu Neal Florida S Reach -27
2016 2 52 Deion Jones LSU OLB Value +0
2016 3 81 Austin Hooper Stanford TE Value +1
2016 4 115 De'Vondre Campbell Minnesota OLB Reach -185
2016 6 195 Wes Schweitzer San Jose St OG Reach -300
2016 7 238 Devin Fuller UCLA WR Value -180
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 8 Vic Beasley Clemson EDGE Value +2
2015 2 42 Jalen Collins LSU CB Value +15
2015 3 73 Tevin Coleman Indiana RB Value +27
2015 4 107 Justin Hardy East Carolina WR Value +17
2015 5 137 Grady Jarrett Clemson DL3T Value +78
2015 7 225 Jake Rodgers Ea. Washington OT Reach -178
2015 7 249 Akeem King San Jose State DB Reach -234
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 6 Jake Matthews Texas A&M OT Value +0
2014 2 37 Ra'Shede Hageman Minnesota DL5T Value +9
2014 3 68 Dezmen Southward Wisconsin S Reach -61
2014 4 103 Devonta Freeman Florida State RB Reach -79
2014 4 139 Prince Shembo Notre Dame OLB Reach -36
2014 5 147 Ricardo Allen Purdue CB Reach -107
2014 5 168 Marquis Spruill Syracuse OLB Reach -22
2014 7 253 Yawin Smallwood Connecticut ILB Value +145
2014 7 255 Tyler Starr South Dakota OLB Value +89