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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player. Michael Hall Jr.. Michael Hall Jr.. 75. Nsmd. DI. Ohio State. . . 44

The Falcons are back for their final pick in the NFLMocks’ Midseason Mock Draft for the NFC South. Unfortunately, there are no Huskies left to pick, so the Falcons will use No. 75 on Michael Hall Jr., a defensive interior line from Ohio State. 

Michael Hall Jr. was a multi-faceted defender at Ohio State who lined up all over the defensive line. In 2023, as a junior, he was on the field for 368 snaps and made 14 tackles, six assists, and 14 stops while producing 26 total pressures. 

Hall Jr. has a wide stance and low center of gravity, which enables him to stave off single blockers, and he also has upper-body strength, which allows him to break away from them. His frame and core muscles are suited for the physicality of the NFL, and his motor and quickness make him a formidable opponent against the run. He is good at getting penetration when playing three-technique and can keep an eye on the backfield when playing inside. Hall Jr. can move linemen to either side with his strong hands.

Hall and Trice on the Falcons front line will be penetrating and threatening. Hall Jr. is 2024 Jalen Carter and should be a finalist for Defensive Rookie of the Year. It's safe to say with the trio of Huskies and Hall, the Falcons won the draft and will be fun to watch in 2024.