2023 NFL Team Draft Page

Atlanta Falcons



ATLANTA FALCONS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: May 8

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)
QB
WR
WRS
EDGE

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OT
CB

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
OG
DL3T
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)
OC
TE
NT
DL5T
OLB
ILB
CBN

Minimal Need (P9)


FALCONS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#1
Most recent mock draft update: 6/1/2022

R1
2
Atlanta
Bryce Young
Alabama
QB
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
194
Bryce Young NFL Draft photo
Atlanta faces a critical inflection point in its franchise history. Whether Arthur Smith wants to admit it or not, Atlanta is rebuilding as it moves away from the best player in its history in Matt Ryan. Salary cap constraints have prohibited Atlanta from making marquee signings and they are relying on a distressingly high number of players to greatly improve in order to be competitive.

One of the critical storylines this year - for the first time since 2007 - is who will be the quarterback come the end of the season. Will Marcus Mariota resurrect his career prospects? Will Desmond Ridder "make them pay" as he vowed on draft night? If Ridder seizes the job in his best impression of Russell Wilson, then Atlanta's 2023 draft choices open wide. If he and Mariota struggle, Atlanta could be in a position - both via need and draft pick - to select the best QB in a seemingly more talented class than 2022's.

Bryce Young will be competing with CJ Stroud for that honor, but Young's performance late in 2022 probably has him edging ahead of Stroud on draft boards. Ideally for Arthur Smith, Ridder turns into the draft steal that resurrects a struggling franchise. If not, he's positioned to take a franchise signal caller in next year's draft.
R2
34
Atlanta
Zion Nelson
Miami
OT
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
316
Zion Nelson NFL Draft photo
R3
66
Atlanta
Christian Mahogany
Boston College
OG
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
318
Christian Mahogany NFL Draft photo
R4
97
Atlanta
Byron Young
Alabama
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+9
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
292
Byron Young NFL Draft photo
R5
129
Atlanta
Calijah Kancey
Pittsburgh
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-26
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
275
Calijah Kancey NFL Draft photo
R6
161
Atlanta
Xavier Hutchinson
Iowa State
WR
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
210
Xavier Hutchinson NFL Draft photo
R7
193
Atlanta
Tui Tuipulotu
USC
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+20
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
290
Tui Tuipulotu 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
2022 1 8 Drake London USC WR Reach -9
2022 2 38 Arnold Ebiketie Penn State EDGE Value +8
2022 2 58 Troy Andersen Montana State ILB Reach -3
2022 3 74 Desmond Ridder Cincinnati QB Value +32
2022 3 82 DeAngelo Malone Western Kentucky EDGE Reach -47
2022 5 151 Tyler Allgeier BYU RBC Value +39
2022 6 190 Justin Shaffer Georgia OG Value +18
2022 6 213 John FitzPatrick Georgia TE Reach -109
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