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Atlanta Falcons



ATLANTA FALCONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR
OG
EDGE
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
NT
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
WRS
OT
DL5T
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
OC
TE
DL3T
OLB

Minimal Need (P9)


FALCONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
7
Atlanta
Drake Jackson
USC
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
255
Drake Jackson NFL Draft photo
Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss. (And no, I don't mean Tom Brady, although he has owned the Falcons for as long as Arthur Blank has.) No, it's new head coach Arthur Smith who has launched the Falcons into the same sort of start that got Dan Quinn fired last year. In Smith's defense, they showed real improvement from Week One to Week Two, but given they got blown out in Week Two, that's more an indictment of Week One.

Philadelphia exposed the ineptitude of the offensive line, with first year starting C Matt Hennessy (PFF score of 52.7), RT Kaleb McGary (PFF score 46.9), and rookie LG Jalen Mayfield (PFF score of 28.8, and a pass blocking score of 1.4 yikes) getting abused in the first game. Tampa continued the pressure, collapsing the pocket and forcing at least one interception. There is also not enough pass rush to make up for a young secondary, and that has been true for years. The last consistently good pass rusher in Atlanta was John Abraham who hung up his cleats in 2012.

Major work remains to be done in the trenches for Atlanta to return to relevance. Certainly, Atlanta will want to fix its porous offensive line before drafting Matt Ryan's successor. Poor kid could get killed back there.
R2
39
Atlanta
Jordan Battle
Alabama
S
Reach/Value:
+11
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
206
Jordan Battle NFL Draft photo
R2
55
Atlanta (Trade)
Ikem Ekwonu
North Carolina State
OG
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
325
Ikem Ekwonu NFL Draft photo
ATL g TEN (J Jones Trade)
R3
71
Atlanta
Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson
TCU
CB
Reach/Value:
-11
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
180
Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson NFL Draft photo
R4
103
Atlanta
Reggie Roberson Jr.
SMU
WR
Reach/Value:
-7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Reggie Roberson Jr. NFL Draft photo
R5
135
Atlanta
Leddie Brown
West Virginia
RB
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
210
Leddie Brown NFL Draft photo
R6
167
Atlanta
Terrel Bernard
Baylor
ILB
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
222
Terrel Bernard 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
2021 1 4 Kyle Pitts Florida TE Reach -1
2021 2 40 Richie Grant UCF S Value +10
2021 3 68 Jalen Mayfield Michigan OT Value +29
2021 4 108 Darren Hall San Diego State CB Reach -47
2021 4 114 Drew Dalman Stanford OC Reach -93
2021 5 148 Ta'Quon Graham Texas DL3T Value +0
2021 5 182 Adetokunbo Ogundeji Notre Dame EDGE Reach -114
2021 5 183 Avery Williams Boise State CB Reach -56
2021 6 187 Frank Darby Arizona State WR Reach -74
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