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Atlanta Falcons



ATLANTA FALCONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 12

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR
EDGE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
OG
NT
DL5T
SFTY
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
RBC
WRS
TE
DL3T
OLB
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
OC

Minimal Need (P9)


FALCONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #13
Most recent mock draft update: 1/12/2022

R1
8
Atlanta
Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame
S
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Kyle Hamilton NFL Draft photo
The esteemed Chris Mortenson reports that Atlanta will be keeping Matt Ryan under center in 2022 . Given their actions last draft passing on a new passer, this seems foreordained. Arthur Smith wants Ryan as his QB, now Ryan and GM Terry Fontenot have to make the money work with a team friendly extension.

Once Ryan's cap hit is smoothed out, work must begin on making both lines stouter and adding playmakers all over the defense. Prominent free agents that Atlanta should try to bring back include Foye Oluokun, Russell Gage, Younghoe Kim and especially Cordarelle Patterson . One big contract they might move on from would be Deion Jones who has struggled in Dean Pees' defensive system.

Smith has started to change the Falcons' culture, but the roster needs to add a lot of talent this offseason. Adding one of the top three talents in the draft in Kyle Hamilton is a good start.
R2
43
Atlanta
Zion Johnson
Boston College
OG
Reach/Value:
-8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
310
Zion Johnson NFL Draft photo
R2
63
Atlanta (Trade)
Derick Hall
Auburn
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
238
Derick Hall NFL Draft photo
ATL g TEN (J Jones Trade)
R3
74
Atlanta
Justyn Ross
Clemson
WR
Reach/Value:
-7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Justyn Ross NFL Draft photo
R4
105
Atlanta
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa
Notre Dame
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-13
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
282
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa NFL Draft photo
R5
136
Atlanta
John Ridgeway
Arkansas
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
325
John Ridgeway NFL Draft photo
R6
171
Atlanta
Tyler Vrabel
Boston College
OT
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
305
Tyler Vrabel 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