The Atlanta Falcons, while loaded on offense, are still lacking at the third wide receiver position. Russell Gage played fine but didn’t bring much of a spark. Frank Darby brings a vertical presence and will quickly eat up cushion against off-coverage. He works back to the football well and is tough and fast after the catch. He will do well in his role with two alphas on the outside.
Final Grade: B+
While the Atlanta Falcons didn’t address the outside corner position and didn’t throw much draft capital to edge rusher, they added the top playmaker in the class in Pitts, who will make an impact right away and has a massive ceiling. Adding a top-flight playmaker in the secondary in Grant, who can flip the field for the defense, along with a perfect fit at center, gives the Falcons some great talent right away.
The defensive line does get more juice, but it’s hard to believe they will be long-term starters. The most puzzling part of the draft was the double-dip in the slot. Overall, Fontenot and company put together a very good first draft and the Falcons should have an excellent offense and a better defense in 2021.