The Atlanta Falcons are officially in offseason mode. That means it's time to look ahead to ... not much of anything for the next few months. Mini-camp, OTAs, the draft: these are the days of our lives. So as we look ahead to the draft, it will be our pleasure to bring you mock draft after mock draft. At some point you'll scream, "No more mock drafts! I can't handle it!" In response, we'll just laugh manically, because that's how we roll.
SBNation released it's latest mock draft today. They have the Falcons taking a player whose draft stock dropped substantially after a season-ending injury.
7. Atlanta Falcons: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
This scenario is ideal for Atlanta. Jack could slip a little in the draft because he's currently rehabbing from injury. For Atlanta he could be a force. He's an ultra-athletic linebacker with range to make plays all over the field. He's not a high-level pass rusher, but that may be his only flaw.
Jack tore his lateral meniscus in practice in September. It's not the most serious injury, but it has certainly affected his draft stock. He was a two-way player at UCLA, and even at 6'1, 245 pounds, he's prized for his athleticism. (The kid had 7 rushing touchdowns as a true freshman in 2013.) Remember how the Falcons suck at covering tight ends? Jack could fix that.