The Falcons need a bolstered pass rush and are turning their thoughts lovingly to a stud tackle for the future. The latest mock from Mocking The Draft's Matthew Fairburn addresses both of those needs in the first two rounds. Let's take a closer look.
The draft Clowney movement has gone deep underground, but my beret and chain-smoking from the hills of Clowntown tell you we're not quite dead yet. If Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli could work some draft day wizardry and not surrender a second round pick to move up and go get Jadeveon Clowney, it's still a possibility, albeit one that is perhaps less likely than it was a month ago. The Falcons remain deeply interested in Clowney—see Jeff Schultz's latest for some veiled comments to that effect—but they're not boxed in to going and getting him.
In the second round, Fairburn decided to slap down my assertion that the Falcons won't draft a tackle in the second by pegging the Falcons with a strong choice:
I would absolutely not argue with this pick if the Falcons desired a tackle. Mewhort is big, strong and fundamentally sound, with the ability to lock down one of the tackle spots for quite a long while if he's developed properly.
What do you think of this mock?