Atlanta Falcons: Early top positions of need for 2021 NFL Draft

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Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons, 2021 NFL Draft

Todd Gurley II #21 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons have had a disappointing start to the 2020 season, so with attention turning the 2021 NFL Draft, what are their top needs?

The 2020 season has been an uphill battle for the Atlanta Falcons. While the Falcons have played in close games on the scoreboard each week, it seems as though their attention is turning towards the 2021 NFL Draft and a complete culture change.

Overall, the Falcons have been able to produce offensively, but the defense has blown lead after lead, pushing Atlanta into an 0-5 hole to begin the season. There was hope early in the year, but a comeback by Dallas seemed to completely deflate the team and they haven’t been able to recover, even multiple weeks later.

With that being said, the Falcons don’t have many needs on paper. The team is well built, they just have had bad luck, especially when it comes to injuries. Either way, the Falcons will be in a position to make strides during the 2021 NFL Draft.

The new coaching staff that will come to Atlanta will have all the tools they need to bring in their scheme and players that fit. There’s a handful of free agents that could be leaving Atlanta, plus the need to upgrade other positions.

The entire upcoming offseason will be pivotal for the Falcons moving forward and the 2021 NFL Draft will play a huge role in that development for the future of the franchise. As of now, we can speculate based on the roster and contracts, but until the next head coach is named there will only be guesses. Once the new regime is named and brought in, the picture of what will be for the Atlanta Falcons will become much more clear.

At this point, all the Falcons can do is gather information and prepare for the next group to come in and call the shots. It’s an interesting position for a franchise to be in, but we’ve seen teams rebound from the same struggles, and do it quickly.

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