Today, I've decided to deliver two dueling mock drafts for your consideration. One is from our friends at Mocking The Draft, specifically Matthew Fairburn. The other is pomade enthusiast and draft legend Mel Kiper Jr.
In essence, what these two mocks share is a bedrock belief that the Falcons will look at a tackle at #6, either by choice or necessity. They also have the same second round pick. Let's find out who that is, shall we?
Why do I consider this realistic? Increasingly, I believe the Falcons will be left choosing the best tackle available at #6. This is based on Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack being gone in the first five picks and the quality pass rushing options likely to be available in round two, plus the likely availability of either Matthews or Greg Robinson. While I'm not a huge Dee Ford fan, I could see the organization liking his fit in Atlanta, so this feels quite realistic to me.
How'd Kiper do?