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It’s 2021 NFL Draft month, which means things are really ramping up in advance of the biggest events in the league’s offseason. As such, our draft experts Eric Robinson have a few scouting reports for you to get caught up on some prospects who may be on Atlanta’s radar.
First we begin with Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, regarded as one of the top tackle prospects in years — and a player who should be there at No. 4 on the draft board should the Falcons want him.
Then we move to the secondary, where the Falcons certainly have a need. One of Eric Robinson’s top safeties in the 2021 NFL Draft, Florida State’s Hamsah Nasirildeen can bring versatility to Dean Pees’ defense and help mitigate the losses of Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, and Damontae Kazee.
Atlanta also has a pretty glaring need in the center of its offensive line, so our Everett Glaze evaluated Alabama center Landon Dickerson.
It’s that time. The draft misdirection and smoke and rumblings have increased in their frequency and pitch, and one of the biggest reports this week came from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who indicates that Atlanta’s new regime might have differing ideas about wha t to do at No. 4.
The Panthers opting to deal for Sam Darnold may complicate that situation, as they may no longer be a threat to move ahead of the Falcons to nab a quarterback — and further muddying the water if Atlanta wants to move back in the draft order.
Our Will McFadden explored that very real possibility, as well — taking a look at what the Falcons should look for in a trade package should they decide to trade back.
Are there any wrong answers?
Here’s a fun one. If draft night turns the corner to Tradetown during the top 10 picks, this is a scenario that could shake out for the Falcons if things get wacky.
The Falcoholic Live Episode 140
The gang from The Falcoholic Live were joined this week the Falcons SVP and Chief Comms Officer Brett Jewkes to talk some shop on the coming season as well as his relationship with Arthur Blank. If you happened to miss the live broadcast you can catch the full episode right here.