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Atlanta Falcons



ATLANTA FALCONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: 9/4/2020

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
RB
EDGE
SFTY

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WRS
OG
NT

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
CB

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
WR
DL3T
OLB
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
OT
OC
TE
DL5T

Minimal Need (P9)


FALCONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #4
Most recent mock draft update: 9/9/2020

R1
12
Atlanta
Andre Cisco
Syracuse
S
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
203
Andre Cisco NFL Draft photo
With news that the NFL could be asking for a dramatic reduction in the salary cap next year, the Falcons --one of the NFL's most cap-strapped teams-- would have a quandary on their hands. They've already jettisoned Jamon Brown, but the idea of bringing back both Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen would require a long, hard look. Neal's current cap hit is over $6M in his walk year, and Allen's hit will be over $8M next year. Damontae Kazee is a free agent. That leaves recently-drafted Jaylinn Hawkins as the only safety with a safe (ahem) roster spot, and he seems a safe bet to move down into the box to replace Neal.

Andre Cisco could come in as a centerfielder to replace Allen and or Kazee. He's a ballhawk with 12 career interceptions in two seasons, the ACC's best output, and we know Dan Quinn loves ballhawks. Cisco would need to demonstrate improved tackling technique, and he would have to overcome the recent trend away from using first-round picks on safeties, but the Falcons' philosophy is that you can never have too many defensive backs, and they should definitely be in the market for a one in the 2021 draft.
R2
44
Atlanta
Najee Harris
Alabama
RB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
230
Najee Harris NFL Draft photo
R3
76
Atlanta
Joe Tryon
Washington
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
262
Joe Tryon NFL Draft photo
R4
107
Atlanta
Ben Brown
Ole Miss
OG
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'5''
Weight:
315
Ben Brown NFL Draft photo
R5
139
Atlanta
J.D. Spielman
Nebraska
WRS
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
180
J.D. Spielman NFL Draft photo
R6
171
Atlanta
Kary Vincent Jr.
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
-11
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Kary Vincent Jr. 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