Round 4, Pick 110: Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU
The Onyemata and Campbell signings might ease the need at defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, but when you look at the archetypes in the room, it’s a lot of pass rush talent and not much to handle two gaps or even a gap-and-a-half. Jaquelin Roy could help fix that and really complete an overhaul along the defensive line.. Roy played a lot of one technique at LSU and has the size, strength, and and technique to handle anchoring and freeing up others in the run game. He can handle things on early downs and let the pass rushers tee off on third down.
Round 4, Pick 113: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
There’s a lot of talk about running back for the Atlanta Falcons, especially surrounding Bijan Robinson with the eighth pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. There are mixed thoughts on that, but it’s clear how important running the football, and doing so at a high level, matters to Arthur Smith. Tyler Allgeier played very well for a day three selection in 2022, but more in the room is never a bad thing. Israel Abanikanda embodies speed and explosive plays, and while he needs to work on his vision and reading out what’s in front of him, giving him time to hone his game could pay off big time.