Welcome to Draftoholic Version 1.0. I'm a big fan of the NFL Draft and felt that we should start getting familiar with some of the names we might see on our roster next year. This is Version 1.0 so I will eventually make other Versions depending on certain situations and changes, such as if Tony G. retires. This is not really a mock draft because no one can every be sure what TD and Mike Smith will do but I present to you some possible options for Falcons draft picks. Enjoy.
Micheal Floyd, WR- The talent and potential are there for him to become a legitimate #1 Receiver. However, he has had numerous injuries over the years and seems to be declining.
Jonathan Baldwin, WR- This guy is huge, like 6-5, 230 huge. He presents a huge target for Matt Ryan and would have time to develop and learn across from Roddy White. He has the potential to be a #1 Receiver.
Anthony Costanzo, OT- If we lose some linemen during free agency, I could see us drafting Costanzo.
Kyle Rudolph, TE- The more I think about it, the more I like this pick. Rudolph barely played this season due to injury but is the best TE in the country when healthy. He is also the best tight end in Notre Dame history. People compare him to Tony Gonzalez for his pass-catching abilities, however, Rudolph may end up being a better run-blocker than Gonzo. If Tony retires, and even if he doesn't, we could draft Kyle Rudolph.
Cameron Jordan/ Ryan Kerrigan/ Cameron Heyward/ J.J. Watt/ Allen Bailey, DEs- I'm almost certain none of these guys will fall to us but if they do, they are some of the best DEs in the draft and would merit serious consideration from the front office.
Greg Romeus, DE- I want him. Seriously, after last year's draft, people were pegging him as a serious Top-10 pick. Injuries however, destroyed his season but the potential is still there. People have him going from the beginning of the second round to the end of the fourth. A similar case from last year's draft was Greg Hardy, the DE drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round. Hardy was a first round talent who was hit hard by injuries. Hardy may end up being the steal of the draft. Once again, I want Romeus.
Noel Devine, RB- He's our change of pace back. 'Nuff said. For those guys who suggested we get Sproles in Free Agency, Devine is very similar to Sproles and could be an option if we don't get Sproles in Free Agency.
Leonard Hankerson/ Torrey Smith/ Titus Young, WR- They can all be good #2 receivers and provide an element of speed to our offense. They are tall and fast and could help stretch the field.
Sam Acho, DE- A solid end who has the potential to eventually become a starter one day.
Randall Cobb, QB, RB, WR- He could be our all-around athlete. Imagine the possibilities in our Wildcat plays with this guy. If we don't get a RB in the first few rounds, Cobb could be our man in the 4th-6th round. Im' not sure if he has declared yet though.
Kendall Hunter, RB- A change-of-pace back. Possible 4th rounder.
Will Rackley, OT/G- If we lose any of our O-line in free agency, we might pick up Rackley for depth or even as a possible starter. Possible 4th rounder.
UPDATE: Michael Floyd has decided to return to Notre Dame.