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2015 NFL Draft: Reviewing Mike Mayock's draft position rankings

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The Falcons will be shopping for several of the guys on this list.

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Mike Mayock released his latest draft positional rankings yesterday, and while there's a few eyebrow-raising changes here, we're more interested in seeing how the draft might shake out at key positions of need for the Falcons.

Mayock has his flaws as an evaulator, chief among them that he's prone to changing his mind at a frequency that can't be accounted for with new information alone. His rankings are still a useful glimpse into how evaluators and media alike are viewing prospects, which is why I'm sharing them here. You'll be particularly interested in pass rushers.

Gigantic tip of my jaunty chapeau to HogHunter at Hogs Haven, who pulled together these neat positional ranking charts you see below. If you're going to discuss these or share them in any fashion, please give credit where it is due.

Check out these charts and let us know who you're hoping the Falcons will target.

Quarterbacks

Rank

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1

Jameis Winston, FSU

Jameis Winston, FSU

Marcus Mariota, Oregon

2

Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Jameis Winston, FSU

3

Bryce Petty, Baylor

Bryce Petty, Baylor

Bryce Petty, Baylor

4

Brett Hundley, UCLA

Brett Hundley, UCLA

Garrett Grayson, Colorado St.

5

Garrett Grayson, Colorado St.

Garrett Grayson, Colorado St.

Brett Hundley, UCLA

Running Backs

Rank

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1

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

2

Todd Gurley, Georgia

Todd Gurley, Georgia

Todd Gurley, Georgia

3

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

4

Duke Johnson, Miami

Duke Johnson, Miami

Duke Johnson, Miami

5

Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Wide Receivers

Rank

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Position Rankings 3.0

1

Kevin White, West Virginia

Kevin White, West Virginia

Kevin White, West Virginia

2

Amari Cooper, Alabama

Amari Cooper, Alabama

Amari Cooper, Alabama

3

DeVante Parker, Louisville

DeVante Parker, Louisville

DeVante Parker, Louisville

4

Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

Jaelen Strong, Arizona St.

Breshad Perriman, Central Fla

5

Devin Funchess, Michigan

Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

5(t)

Breshad Perriman, Central Fla

Nelson Agholor, USC

Tight Ends

Rank

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1

Maxx Williams, Minnesota

Maxx Williams, Minnesota

Maxx Williams, Minnesota

2

Clive Walford, Miami

Clive Walford, Miami

Clive Walford, Miami

3

Nick O'Leary, FSU

MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois

Blake Bell, Oklahoma

4

Tyler Kroft, Rutgers

Blake Bell, Oklahoma

Nick O'Leary, FSU

5

Ben Koyack, Notre Dame

Nick O'Leary, FSU

Tyler Kroft, Rutgers

Interior Offensive Linemen

Rank

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Position Rankings 3.0

1

Brandon Scherff, Iowa

Brandon Scherff, Iowa

Brandon Scherff, Iowa

2

Cameron Erving, FSU

Cameron Erving, FSU

Cameron Erving, FSU

3

Laken Tomlinson, Duke

Laken Tomlinson, Duke

Laken Tomlinson, Duke

4

A.J. Cann, South Carolina

A.J. Cann, South Carolina

A.J. Cann, South Carolina

5

Tre' Jackson, FSU

Tre' Jackson, FSU

Tre' Jackson, FSU

Offensive Tackle

Rank

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Position Rankings 3.0

1

T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh

La'el Collins, LSU

La'el Collins, LSU

2

Andrus Peat, Stanford

T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh

Ereck Flowers, Miami

3

La'el Collins, LSU

Andrus Peat, Stanford

D.J. Humphries, Florida

4

Ereck Flowers, Miami

Ereck Flowers, Miami

Andrus Peat, Stanford

5

Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M

D.J. Humphries, Florida

T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh

5(t)

D.J. Humphries, Florida

Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M

Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M

Interior Defensive Linemen

Rank

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1

Leonard Williams, USC

Leonard Williams, USC

Leonard Williams, USC

2

Danny Shelton, Washington

Danny Shelton, Washington

Arik Armstead, Oregon

3

Malcom Brown, Texas

Malcom Brown, Texas

Malcom Brown, Texas

4

Arik Armstead, Oregon

Arik Armstead, Oregon

Danny Shelton, Washington

5

Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

Eddie Goldman, FSU

5(t)

Eddie Goldman, FSU

Eddie Goldman, FSU

Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

Edge Rushers

Rank

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1

Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida

Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida

Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida

2

Randy Gregory, Nebraska

Shane Ray, Missouri

Randy Gregory, Nebraska

3

Shane Ray, Missouri

Vic Beasley, Clemson

Vic Beasley, Clemson

4

Vic Beasley, Clemson

Randy Gregory, Nebraska

Bud Dupree, Kentucky

5

Bud Dupree, Kentucky

Bud Dupree, Kentucky

Shane Ray, Missouri

Inside Linebackers

Rank

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1

Paul Dawson, TCU

Paul Dawson, TCU

Paul Dawson, TCU

2

Benardrick McKinney. Mississippi St.

Eric Kendricks, UCLA

Eric Kendricks, UCLA

3

Denzel Perryman, Miami

Stephone Anthony, Clemson

Stephone Anthony, Clemson

4

Eric Kendricks, UCLA

Benardrick McKinney. Mississippi St.

Denzel Perryman, Miami

5

Stephone Anthony, Clemson

Denzel Perryman, Miami

Benardrick McKinney. Mississippi St.

Cornerbacks

Rank

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1

Trae Waynes, Michigan State

Trae Waynes, Michigan State

Trae Waynes, Michigan State

2

Marcus Peters, Washington

Jalen Collins, LSU

Jalen Collins, LSU

3

Jalen Collins, LSU

Marcus Peters, Washington

Marcus Peters, Washington

4

P.J. Williams, FSU

Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

5

Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

Byron Jones, UConn

Eric Rowe, Utah

5(t)

P.J. Williams, FSU

Byron Jones, UConn

Safeties

Rank

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Position Rankings 3.0

1

Landon Collins, Alabama

Landon Collins, Alabama

Landon Collins, Alabama

2

Shaq Thompson, Washington

Shaq Thompson, Washington

Shaq Thompson, Washington

3

Derron Smith, Fresno State

Derron Smith, Fresno State

Damarious Randall, Arizona St.

4

Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

Damarious Randall, Arizona St.

Quinten Rollins, Miami

5

Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern

Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

Alex Carter, Stanford