Falcons to Welcome Clowney for Visit

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons are continuing to weigh their options for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and have scheduled a private workout for Jadeveon Clowney.

Vaughn McClure of ESPN has reported that the Falcons have scheduled a visit with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, widely considered to be the likely first-overall pick in the upcoming 2014 draft. It was reported earlier this week that Clowney would not participate in any more private workouts in the weeks leading up to the draft, but his agent, Bus Cook, indicated that he would schedule just one more, and it looks like the Falcons are the lucky team.

The Falcons likely won't be in a position to draft Clowney unless they trade up to do so. St. Louis holds the second overall pick, and Thomas Dimitroff has an existing relationship with Rams GM Les Snead, who was previously the Director of Player Personnel in Atlanta. The Falcons could potentially work out a deal to move up to select Clowney with the second overall pick, but it's entirely possible Houston will take him off the board as the first overall selection.

For what it's worth, Clowney indicated during the NFL Combine that he would like for the Falcons to trade up and select him. We'll see what the Falcons think about that in May.

What do you think about the Falcons taking a closer look at the top pass rusher in this year's draft? Discuss!

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