The Falcons have made three picks and have six left on day three of the draft. They’ll hope to pick up a couple more players who can at least play significant roles as reserves, and then round out their roster with players they like. Whether they are relatively position-agnostic or elect to follow Friday’s night course of picking up their favorite guys at areas of need, they really need to continue to prioritize athletic, aggressive, and versatile players with upside.
That’ll start in the fourth round, where Atlanta has two selections in relatively short succession and plenty of intriguing cornerbacks and running backs in particular, two positions where the Falcons still have significant needs. I’d still love to see them add a developmental pass rusher or two as the draft winds down, but in the end, adding talent almost anywhere feels like a good move for a team with shaky depth almost everywhere.
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Round 1, Pick 4: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Round 2, Pick 35: S Richie Grant, UCF
Round 3, Pick 68: OL Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
Round 4, Pick 108
Round 4, Pick 114
Round 5, Pick 148
Round 5, Pick 182
Round 5, Pick 183
Round 6, Pick 187