SB Nation's blogger mock draft made it to the Falcons today, and our fearless leader Dave Choate sprinted to the podium with his pick. Well, he didn't sprint, he sort of stumbled a bit while breathing heavily. The first five selections were extremely beneficial to Atlanta, as one of the top pass rushers in the draft was still available at No. 6 overall.
consulting his seasoned staff asking the rest of us briefly on Facebook, made the executive decision to select...
|6. Atlanta Falcons||Khalil Mack||LB||6'3"||251 lbs.||rSr|
In this scenario, The Falcoholic was fortunate to be in a position to grab Mack without worrying about moving up. Mack's hype continues to grow as we approach the NFL Draft, and he's clearly one of the top pass rushers entering the league.
The Falcons are in dire need of pass rush support. They've signed several players on defense to help in the trenches as the team prepares for more 3-4 looks. Mack would Mack a great edge rusher.
Here's what SB Nation's draft analyst Dan Kadar said about Mack:
Looking for a comparison for Mack? Good luck finding one. There aren't many front seven players on defense with his array of skills. He can drop in coverage like KJ Wright of the Seahawks and is able to run with tight ends or blow up screen plays. As a pass rusher, he offers a lot of the same things that John Abraham has throughout his career. He's quick and compact around the edge and closes in a hurry.
The first five picks leading up to The Falcoholic's selection:
- Texans - Teddy Bridgewater
- Rams - Johnny Manziel
- Jaguars - Jadeveon Clowney
- Browns - Greg Robinson
- Raiders - Blake Bortles