With the Jaguars win yesterday and the Saints loss, the draft order is a little more settled. We now know that the Falcons will pick 26th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft this April, where they’ll hopefully be able to continue their magical recent run of grabbing preposterously good defensive players in the first round. Or just great players in general, I guess.
The Falcons have, under Dan Quinn, snagged Vic Beasley, Keanu Neal, and Takk McKinley with their three first round picks thus far. I know Beasley had a big of an off year and Neal had an unfortunate play against the Eagles, but these are all foundational talents for a team that desperately needed them. Finding one of those at 26th overall will take a lot of work and perhaps a bit of luck, but I’ve never felt more confident in this team’s ability to get the job done.
The NFL Draft will take pace in Jerry Jones’ newest wonder palace in Arlington, Texas, from April 26-28. The Falcons will have a total of six selections to play with initially, as they traded their 2018 fifth rounder to the Broncos for Ty Sambrailo, who is under contract next season and will serve as Atlanta’s swing tackle and quasi-fourth tight end for the second consecutive season.
Who do you have the Falcons taking?