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Atlanta Falcons



ATLANTA FALCONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: March 3

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
RB
EDGE
SFTY
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
QB
OG
NT

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
DL3T
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
WR
WRS
OT
OC
TE
DL5T
ILB

Minimal Need (P9)


FALCONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #17
Most recent mock draft update: 3/2/2021

R1
4
Atlanta
Penei Sewell
Oregon
OT
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
330
Penei Sewell NFL Draft photo
There are a myriad of reasons why Atlanta should trade down and accumulate picks to flesh out a roster that has the fewest players under contract and one of the worst cap situations. However, if they do stay put, Penei Sewell would be a strong selection with the fourth pick. Arthur Smith saw in Tennessee the merits of building from the trenches, and Sewell would give them a lot of options.


Moving on from Kaleb McGary seems premature but might be necessary, and while Jake Matthews is a rock solid LT, he could be a Pro Bowl LG or an attractive trade piece. Sewell has the makings of a franchise LT, and those are as rare or rarer than franchise QBs. The Falcons have invested a lot in their offensive line, but this pick might be too good to pass up.
R2
35
Atlanta
Trevon Moehrig
TCU
S
Reach/Value:
+18
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
202
Trevon Moehrig NFL Draft photo
Atlanta released Rico Allen, a great story rising from being a 5th-round pick to leading the secondary. With Keanu Neal a free agent, the Falcons' roster depth at Safety is the worst at any position group. Forget improving talent; there simply aren't enough players. Moehrig would be a replacement for Allen at Free Safety, and likely an improvement, sooner rather than later. He's shown he can be a versatile centerfield safety in zone, a fluid blanket in man, and a reliable tackler/turnover creator Winner 2020 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award.
R3
68
Atlanta
Quincy Roche
Miami (FL)
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-22
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
235
Quincy Roche NFL Draft photo
R4
104
Atlanta
Chuba Hubbard
Oklahoma State
RB
Reach/Value:
+15
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
207
Chuba Hubbard NFL Draft photo
R5
145
Atlanta
Keith Taylor
Washington
CB
Reach/Value:
+14
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
191
Keith Taylor NFL Draft photo
R5
177
Atlanta (Comp)
Amen Ogbongbemiga
Oklahoma State
OLB
Reach/Value:
-14
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
231
Amen Ogbongbemiga NFL Draft photo
R5
179
Atlanta (Comp)
Naquan Jones
Michigan State
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-46
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
338
Naquan Jones NFL Draft photo
R6
185
Atlanta
Noah Gray
Duke
TE
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
240
Noah Gray NFL Draft photo
R6
214
Atlanta (Comp)
K.J. Costello
Mississippi State
QB
Reach/Value:
-42
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
225
K.J. Costello 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