NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands on stage as he announces a draft selection during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Hey, the Atlanta Falcons have picks today! Imagine that.
With picks coming up in the second and third round—there's a total of 22 selections before the Falcons get their first crack—the Falcons still have a lot of quality options from which to choose. There's several quality offensive line prospects, at least three tight ends with promise, a running back or two and a handful of quality defensive linemen. Methinks Thomas Dimitroff won't lack for options at #55.
Since there's something at stake here, let's get a great discussion going. As always, I'll be joining you in the comments for a loosely formed live draft, and our friend James Rael will be breaking down the picks as they come in. Hopefully they're ones we can celebrate.
For those curious, here's who I think the Falcons may be in on at #55. This list will be depleted rapidly, I'm sure.
- RB Lamar Miller
- TE Dwayne Allen
- TE Coby Fleener
- DT Brandon Thompson
- OTs Cordy Glenn, Mike Adams, Kelechi Osemele, Mitchell Schwartz and Bobby Massie
- DEs Vinny Curry, Andre Branch and Olivier Vernon
- And probably more
Get pumped, Falcons fans. We've been waiting months to see what happens tonight.