Everybody else is talking about Mock Drafts and making them, so I thought I would keep the trend going. I hope I can do this.
I also think that TD will take care of some of our O-line and D-line problems in FA. Such as bringing in the following:
Going out on a limb with this one but,
3) Cliff Avril from the Lions
With that out of the way, let us start the draft:
2nd Round Pick - Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
There is only one way to put this, the guy is a freaking beast when it comes to playing. I was almost willing to pick Ladarius Green in this place. Yet, after further tape watching, I figured that Fleener is the better fit for Atlanta with this pick. The guy is great. Green is no pushover either and definitely should be the next taken TE. Fleener just gets the edge here based off of my eyeball test. He looks like he has the better hands. His size also is another thing that is better to me. Blocking is not that big of a problem for him as it is for other the TE's that will be available.
3rd Round Pick - Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
Most people will dog on this pick.(No pun intended) Boykin will fall to the 3rd round I think. Injury concerns are going to turn teams away from him. The guy is honestly great and I have experienced watching him numerous times as a UGA fan. This guy can impact a game. His size is another issue that might turn teams away though. The guy has speed and wraps up on tackles. It is very rare you see a guy get away from him. His ability in the return game is also another benefit of this pick.
4th Round Pick - Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
Many Draft Experts are saying that he will drop this far. I shall agree with them on this. Gray's draft stock this year was hurt by having to split carries this past season. The guy still had over 1,000 yards rushing though, which is impressive. The guy has great great speed. He also has moves. He reminds me a lot of Jahvid Best, but to a whole different level. He also has great hands and excels in the screen game. (DK's game plan?) The guy would be a great addition to the backfield.
5th Round Pick - Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina Rams in Canada
leonw92 opened my eyes to this guy. This guy is quick and I mean quick. He is 6 foot 5 inches and weighs 330 pounds. That sounds huge but when you watch him, it doesn't look that big. He looks like he could be DE/DT hybrid. He has skills nonetheless. Many experts look down based on where he played, but this guy is no doubt one of a kind.
6th Round Pick - Blake Gideon, S, Texas
Quite the athlete. Sometimes sketchy at pass coverage, but he can hold his own MOST of the time. He hits hard and is able to wrap up. He is very aggressive which can be nice but it also bites him in the butt sometimes by jumping on fakes. He is a quality pick this late in the draft.
7th Round Pick - William Vlachos, C, Alabama
The guy is being picked on for being short. That is the simplest way to put it. It is feared that with taller QB's, it would not have good snap results. Good thing for him, we have Matty Ice. Vlachos has held his own on two national championship teams in the SEC. He kept his QB clean. The guy is very fluid with his movements, but is dogged on his arm length. The guy is very powerful though and reminds me alot of McClure. He even is kind of built the same.
I think that the Falcons will be able to pick a backup QB from the draft's leftover FA's. If not, resign Chris Redman and look into next year's draft for a backup.
There ya go, Falcoholics those are my picks. Get to hatin' on 'em!
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