Round 4, 114th Overall: Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan
Even with Patterson back in the fold, the running back position is one that needs an early down workhorse. The Atlanta Falcons could spend earlier capital to get one of the consensus top prospects in the class at the position, but the depth is there this year to find role players later.
Hassan Haskins is one of those guys. The Michigan running back plays with great power, showing off a nasty stiff arm on multiple occasions. His burst is impressive for his size, and he’s got strong vision between the tackles and reliable hands in the passing game.
Round 5, 151st Overall: Marquis Hayes, OL, Oklahoma
The interior of the offensive line could still use some work, and it’s important for the Falcons to have the offensive line set for when their heir at quarterback eventually starts. Marquis Hayes plays a nasty brand of football, thriving with great functional strength operating in a phone booth at guard.
Round 6, 190th Overall: Dane Belton, S, Iowa
The hope is for Richie Grant to get on the field more and show the potential in year two, but the secondary could use more help on the back end. Dane Belton can move around in a defense, playing some slot and can get looks in two-high and quarters. His vision and closing speed is good, he brings the boom as a tackler, and had five interceptions along with seven pass breakups in 2021.
Round 6, 214th Overall: Julius Turner, DL, Rutgers
Rounding out this Atlanta Falcons mock draft is some help for Grady Jarrett on the interior. Julius Turner is a little undersized for the position, but he makes up for it with good power, pad level, and explosiveness. He could be a steal in the later rounds.