There has been a ton of buzz surrounding Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp this offseason. He finished a ridiculous career at tackle, and put up some jaw-dropping numbers at the NFL combine. The athletic offensive lineman is expected to play inside, but is versatile enough to play just about any spot on the line. He’s generally agreed as the top guard prospect in the entire draft, just a few slots ahead of Dan Feeney from Indiana University.
Now that Chris Chester has retired, the Falcons need to add a guard. With a top offense perhaps at its peak, the team can’t afford to toss some late round pick at spot. They can’t Mike Person this up.
Luckily, the team is all over Lamp. Per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.
Falcons have private workout scheduled with top offensive line prospect Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky for next week. Falcons also working out Lamp's teammate, offensive tackle Darrell Williams Jr.
Darrell Williams Jr. is widely expected to go undrafted, while Lamp is likely to be selected on day one of the draft. Lamp should be an immediate starter and plug in between Alex Mack and Ryan Schraeder. There’s a good chance he could be an impact starter and improve over the aging Chester.
Drafting Lamp is a good way to ensure the offensive line, and the offense itself, can take a step forward from a historically awesome 2016 season.