Atlanta Falcons 7-Round 2022 Mock Draft: Disruptors On The Edge

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The Atlanta Falcons take a potential star WR and go with speed and disruption on the edge in this 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

Despite a lot of growing pains, the 2021 season wasn’t all bad for the Atlanta Falcons. It’s taking time for head coach Arthur Smith to settle in, and Calvin Ridley missing most of the season didn’t help the offense.

There were plenty of good things from 2021. The selection of Kyle Pitts was an excellent one, and he set the record for yardage for a rookie tight end, catching 68 passes for 1,026 yards. The touchdown production should only get better going forward. Cordarrelle Patterson did it all for the Falcons as a running back, scoring 11 total touchdowns and passing 1,100 scrimmage yards.

The defense found another cornerstone piece in A.J. Terrell, who played phenomenal football at corner in his second season. He’s quickly grown into a top corner in the NFL and didn’t allow more than 32 yards in coverage in any game in 2021 according to PFF.

Atlanta Falcons 2022 Mock Draft: More Explosive On The Edge

It may seem crazy, but the Atlanta Falcons have a serious chance in the NFC South going forward with Tom Brady retiring. The division looks all but open, and the Falcons need to improve in certain areas to put themselves in the driver’s seat.

Giving Ridley a fresh start by trading him is likely the best move for both sides, and hopefully Ridley can reach a good head space, whether it be playing again or not. The Falcons do need to find a solution on the edge, something they haven’t had in a while. Getting more playmakers make sense on offense and defense. This 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft for the Atlanta Falcons does just that. Let’s dive in!

Note: This mock draft was completed using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator.