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
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
ESPN, ESPN2, and NFL Network
Atlanta Falcons Draft Info
Round 1, #31
Round 2, #63
Round 3, #95
Round 4, #135
Round 5, #175
Round 7, #251
Pass Rusher/Defensive End