In case you're wondering, here's a link to the entire NFL Draft order for this year.
Now that draft week is here, we're going to be taking a good, hard look at all things Falcons' draft. We're going to start with the simplest thing of them all: the placement of our draft picks.
The Falcons have 9 draft picks this year. It sounds good, in theory, but it should be noted that 3 of the picks are in the 7th round. It certainly gives us a chance to find a potential diamond in the rough, or at least package those picks to move up a little. We haven't done much in the way of trading/acquiring picks this year, so most of our picks will sit at good old #27 in that particular round.
With that said, here are the placements of the Falcons' 9 draft picks this year.
Round 1: #27
Round 2: #27 (#59)
Round 3: #27 (#91)
Round 4: #27 (#124)
Round 5: #27 (#158)
Round 6: #27 (#192)
Round 7: #7 (#210, From Detroit: Chris Houston), #26 (#229), #27 (#230, From New England: Quinn Ojinnaka)
Small Mock Draft Update: (Contradictory to Dave's morning story) Some draft gurus have us taking Rudolph at #27 because there's "some news" circling around about us taking him. As far as I know, I really have no idea who we'll take at #27.
That's the list of picks. It's not the most exciting thing to talk about, especially since there aren't any names attached to the picks yet. We may try to trade down and stockpile picks, or we may package together some late picks to move up and acquire a player who would be great value (Corey Peters in 2010, for instance). Do you think Comrade will sit on his picks and see what he can get? Or do you think he'll try to wheel-and-deal to get the players he really wants?