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2017 Atlanta Falcons draft primer

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Who will join the team? Here’s what you need to know about team needs, selections, and the draft schedule.

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We are a little more than two weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft, and I am beyond ready to see who the Falcons wind up with. They have a handful of pressing needs at this point, and if they can address those intelligently at the end of April, I’m very much of the belief they’ll be a playoff team again in 2017. At minimum.

Here’s a look at the schedule for the draft, some of Atlanta’s top needs, and a link to our complete draft coverage, if you’ve missed any. We’ll continue to look at some of the most intriguing prospects in the days ahead and deliver our last batches of mock drafts, as well.

2017 NFL Draft schedule

When

April 27-29

Times

Round 1: 8 p.m., Thursday, April 27

Rounds 2-3: 7 p.m., Friday, April 28

Rounds 4-7: 12 p.m., Saturday, April 29

Where

Philadelphia

Channels

ESPN, ESPN2, and NFL Network

Online Streaming

NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons Draft Info

Selections

Round 1, #31

Round 2, #63

Round 3, #95

Round 4, #135

Round 5, #175

Round 7, #251

Top Needs

Guard

Pass Rusher/Defensive End

Linebacker

Safety

Swing Tackle

Tight End

Defensive Tackle

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