Needs: OT, OLB/DE, TE, S
The Falcons have the sixth overall pick and are a candidate to trade into the top three to secure a guy like Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack. If they stay put and both guys are gone they should draft a franchise tackle, and one should be available. If Auburn’s Greg Robinson is gone, Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews should still be on the board. I can’t be the only one who shudders for Matt Ryan when I think of the Sam Baker-Gabe Carimi combination at the tackle spots.
The Falcons need pass-rushing help, so if that doesn’t happen in the first round, it needs to happen soon after. They also need to fill the Tony Gonzalez-sized hole they have at tight end and it would be a good idea to add another safety at some point.
No. 6 – Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
No. 37 – Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
No. 68 – Dezmen Southward, S, Wisconsin
Updated needs: OLB/DE, TE