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Players that could sneak into the top 5 (not named Clowney, Mack, Watkins, Robinson, Matthews)

The top 5 is obviously pretty important to us Falcoholics being that we pick #6 and all. There is an obvious top group of players considered the elite 5 can't miss prospects. The Falcons would be lucky to have any of them. It is my opinion that these won't be the first five players taken. A couple of them will be, but based on teams needs/wants a couple of other players will make their way into the top 5.

Clowney will be taken either 1 or 2. Watkins will go in the top 5. It's a little more fuzzy after that. Obviously, there's the QB needy teams that reside in the top 5 or are looking to trade up into the top 5. The only 2 QBs that are possibilities to be taken that high are Bortles and Manziel.

The non QB player that has the best chance to sneak into the top 5 is Mike Evans. If Watkins go's 2 or 3, maybe even 4, then there will be no shortage of talent-poor teams that are salivating over Evans including Oakland and a few others that might be willing to trade up.

The other big name that has shot up draft boards and has the potential to be taken in the top 5 is Aaron Donald. He's pretty much a beast and I think there's no less than 7 or 8 teams that REALLY want Donald as their guy. That is a recipe for a draft day trade up to select Donald in the top 5.

If any of these guys ARE taken in the first 5 picks, our Falcons will be sitting pretty at six. Potentially dropping Mack or Robinson to pick #6. In the case of Matthews, he is an elite talent, but I actually prefer Lewan over him. Matthews has a very high floor, meaning that at his worst he'll still be pretty good, but his ceiling isn't a whole helliva lot higher than his floor IMO. He's technically sound, but I just don't see that tenacity, toughness, or nastiness. Lewan has the character flags, but is a superior athlete, still has great technique, and is as nasty, rotten, ferocious as you'll find. I bet Vaccaro would have had Lewan all over his @$$ had he been on the field during that cheap shot.

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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