NFC South: Falcons execute a brilliant draft strategy on Day 2 of NFL Mock Draft

The Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New Orleans Saints all add pieces to their respective puzzles, while Falcons continue building a dynasty in Atlanta in Day 2 of the NFC South mock draft.

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65. . Michigan. Roman Wilson. Nsmd65. Roman Wilson. player. 87. . WR

The Panthers select Michigan wide receiver Roman Wilson with the 65th pick. Adam Thielen is an excellent comp for Roman Wilson, and he will now get to develop under Thielen’s guidance. 

When evaluating wide receiver prospects, physical tools are essential, and Michigan's Roman Wilson has the potential to be highly sought after in the 2024 NFL Draft. Although his statistical output may not be impressive, his dynamic ability is uncommon and could put him in a select group. During his senior year, Wilson played 13 games and had 41 catches for 662 yards, averaging 16.1 yards per catch and 11 touchdowns, with an impressive QB rating of 140.9. He had four catches for 73 yards and a touchdown at the Rose Bowl. 

His impressive athleticism dates back to high school when he was a four-star recruit with a 4.37 40-yard dash, 37-inch vertical jump, and 4.09 shuttle time, even before joining Michigan's program. Wilson's long arms allow him to appear larger than he is, and his frame can potentially carry more weight. He has excellent ball-tracking abilities and can elevate and catch the ball in contested catch situations. He also has solid hands and is competitive. Wilson possesses rare suddenness, with lightning footwork

Jonathan Mingo and Roman Wilson are distinctly contradicting styles of receivers but will be complementary to the game plan. This will add a receiver duo that should elevate the struggling Bryce Young.