Here is a 2014 NFL Mock Draft for the Atlanta Falcons. TRADE ALERT…TRADE ALERT…
#6 – TRADED TO HOUSTON TEXANS FOR FIRST OVERALL – PICK AT #1: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
This just makes sense, doesn’t it? The Falcons would be the smartest team of the year. Clowney is a star. With this, they would probably trade away many other top selections, but it doesn’t matter. Clowney will be a pro-bowler, it’s just a matter of how many times he makes it there.
#37 – TRADED TO HOUSTON TEXANS FOR FIRST OVERALL
#68 – Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
The Falcons need help on the offensive line, and Richardson is a great value here. I expect him to impress in the NFL, battling for a starting job right away. No matter who the Falcons have on offense, they need a sure-fire tackle on the outside. I think Richardson can eventually be that guy.
#103 – Trai Turner, OG, LSU
If Turner falls into the fourth round, I’d be shocked if the Falcons pass. Turner has shown at times that he has the potential to compete for a starting position on an NFL offensive line, and Atlanta could use a motivated guy on the inside. It isn’t a flashy pick, but it’s one that makes Mike Smith, Matt Ryan, and the rest of the offense very happy.
#139 – Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
Ryan’s offense didn’t have much luck when it came to receivers last season, so they’ll want another weapon to sure up the depth chart. Coleman, a huge 6’6″ wide-out, can ensure a spot on the 53-man roster with a strong training camp performance.
#147 – Prince Shembo, LB, Michigan State
Many will sleep on Shembo, but I think he’s one of most underrated defensive prospects in this class. The Falcons need depth on defense, specifically at the linebacker spot. I think Shembo will be able to fight for a roster spot, giving the depth chart much-needed help.
#182 – Richard Rodgers, TE, California
Another slept-on prospect goes to the Falcons here. With Tony Gonzalez gone, the depth chart at tight end is anything but pretty. I think that Rodgers is a guy who can – with NFL coaching – play to be one of the best to come out of this class.
#220 – Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina
I have had the opportunity to watch Taliaferro live, and trust me when I say he doesn’t disappoint. While he isn’t one of the elite running backs in this class, I think the former Chanticleer can provide a solid option as a back. In Atlanta, he’d have the opportunity to make the roster.
What do you think, Falcons fans? Would you be happy with this draft?
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