We’re going to update the draft as best as we can every day up until the draft. We will post the sites that already have completed some mock drafts and update as other sites complete drafts or revisions are made.
The Falcons will be drafting 17th, 50th, 81st, 116th and 236th this year. They do not have a fifth round pick since it was forfeited due to NoiseGate and they lost their sixth round pick when they traded for Andy Levitre from the Tennessee Titans last year. They will more than likely get some compensatory picks, but those have not been announced yet. Here are how some think the draft will shake out for the Falcons.
Walter Football thinks the Falcons will take DE Kevin Dodd from Clemson with the 17th overall pick. With the 50th overall pick in the second round, they see the Falcons addressing their wide receiver need and drafting Kenny Lawler from California. The same site sees the Falcons addressing their offensive line in the third round and drafting Michigan State center Jack Allen 81st overall. And with their fourth round selection, they see the Falcons drafting Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott as a possible predecessor to Matt Ryan. You can view a summary here.
Draft Site sees the Falcons taking Baylor receiver Corey Coleman 17th overall. In the second round, they see the Falcons continue to address their offense with tight end Hunter Henry from Arkansas going to the Falcons 50th overall. They look for the Falcons to address their secondary in the third and fourth rounds when they grab KeiVerae Russell of Notre Dame at 81 and Mississippi State cornerback Taveze Calhoun going at 116. Finally in the seventh round, they see the Dirty Birds taking linebacker Victor Ochi from Stony Brook.
CBS Sports‘ Rob Rang and Dane Brugler completed the first round of an NFL Mock Draft. Rang sees the Falcons grabbing defensive end Jonathan Bullard of Florida in the first round while Brugler sees them taking defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss.
Draft Tek also sees the Falcons taking Ragland in the first round, but lists Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson and Baylor receiver Corey Coleman as alternatives, should Ragland not be available. In the second round, Draft Tek lists Ohio State safety Vonn Bell as the Falcons selection with Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller and Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings as alternative selections. In the third round, they look for the Falcons to grab USC center Max Tuerk at 81st overall and list two Oklahoma players as alternatives: defensive end Charles Tapper and receiver Sterling Shepard. At 112th overall, the site thinks the Falcons will grab Florida State linebacker Terrance Smith with Oregon receiver Bralon Addison and BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi as alternatives. To conclude the Falcons draft, they have Kent State defensive end Terence Waugh going to the team at 206th overall with Baylor defensive end Jamal Palmer and Iowa State defensive end Dale Pierson as alternatives.
There’s no clear consensus on the player nor position that the Falcons will be targeting in the first round. Then again, there’s still the Senior Bowl and the Draft Combine to come, where players will separate themselves from the pack. Check back as we continue to update mock drafts concerning the Falcons.