The NFL Draft is still three months away, but with the Scouting Combine less than two weeks from kicking off, we’re getting into the appropriate draft mindset a little early.
In addition to our scouting reports, we’ll kick it off by giving you a sense of how many selections Atlanta will have.
Where’s that sixth rounder, you wonder? Thomas Dimitroff told media earlier this offseason that due to the terms of the Andy Levitre trade, the team will be losing its sixth rounder to the Tennessee Titans. Considering Levitre gave the team 19 starts and above average play throughout the 2016-2017 season, I’m not going to weep too bitterly for that lost pick.
Realistically, with these six picks, the Falcons probably need to turn over at least one immediate impact starter, plus useful pieces with nearly every other pick. That’s a tall order in some ways, but the team has been on a tear in the draft of late, uncovering three starters and a promising young tight end last year. Expecting them to get an immediately useful player or two with six picks isn’t unreasonable, even if they’re picking very late.
Here’s the full draft order for the Falcons.
2017 Falcons draft order
Round 1, #31
Round 2, #63
Round 3, #95
Round 4, #135
Round 5, #175
Round 7, #251