1) LB/DE K’Lavon Chaisson (LSU)
If it was up to me I would take a different LSU LB (Patrick Queen) but I know our biggest need on defense right now is a SLB and Queen is more so a ILB or WLB. Chaisson would immediately slide in and start. He provides the speed, rush and coverage ability we would be looking for that Campbell more often than not.. Did not provide. I could see us sliding Chaisson to DE full-time next year if Takk does not return. For 2020 he could play both SLB and slide in at DE in packages that only call for 2 LBs.
2) DT Neville Gallimore (Oklahoma)
Gallimore has a ton of potential to be a good pass rushing DT in the NFL and has drawn comparisons to Grady Jarrett. I have seen Gallimore go anywhere from the 1st round to the 3rd round among draft boards. While I think the 1st is too high and the 3rd is unlikely I feel a mid-2nd is kind of the perfect spot for him to be selected. The Falcons re-signed Davison to handle the run stuffing but bringing in a playmaking DT would allow the Falcons to have a nice pass rush front 4 of Takk -- Grady -- Gallimore – Fowler.
3) OL Cesar Ruiz (Michigan)
Ruiz is a 3 year starter that has the power to move from center to guard. He has shown to be good in both run blocking and pass protection. Ruiz would compete at LG as a rookie and has the talent and ability to start from Day 1 if Carpenter/Gono/Brown continue to fail. In a year if Mack decides to retire or walk, Ruiz already has the experience to slide over into the Center role if needed.
4) CB Lamar Jackson (Nebraska)
Waiting until the 4th for a CB?! Blasphemy. To be honest, I think Oliver and Sheffield showed A LOT towards the end of last year and our staff won’t feel it is nearly as big of a need as some fans make it out to be. Lamar Jackson is another Isiah Oliver type of CB. He is not going to wow you in terms of his athletic ability but what he does have is length which we ALL know Quinn loves. He excels as a press man corner and would be an awesome fit on the opposite side of Oliver with some time. Would allow us to slide Sheffield into the Nickel role where he is best fit for. Jordan Miller and Wreh-Wilson would round out our CB Depth chart.
5) SS Antoine Brooks Jr (Maryland) TRADE: Falcons move down from the 4th and add a late 5th and 6th The backup plan for Keanu Neal. Living in MD I get to unfortunately watch a lot of UMD games. After producing Savage last year I think Antoine Brooks could be another quality safety out of UMD. He is built very similar to Keanu Neal coming out of Florida and has a lot of the same strengths/weaknesses. One of my favorite late round prospects of 2020. Brooks played all over the field for Maryland and is actually is almost the same size as our current LBs so I could see us playing him some at those positions as well. We all know Quinn loves multi-positional talents.
6) LB Carter Coughlin (Minnesota)
If I did not tell you his name or show you a picture and only provided you with his height, weight, 40 time and school you would for sure think I was talking about Devondre Campbell. Minnesota LB product at 6’4, 230 and runs a 4.5 and projected to be a day 3 pick. Coughlin would be a backup at SLB. He has some decent ability to rush the passer with great athleticism. We are severely lacking at LB depth so this will be a much needed addition.
7) TE Matthew Wilkerson (Edward Waters)
What kinda TD draft would it be if they did not call a name from a school everyone’s never heard of before? Wilkerson plays community college ball and has been getting a lot of buzz lately as a potential draftee in the NFL. He has the size and athleticism to be a TE. With our current depth chart only being Hurst and Graham I could see us taking a flyer on someone to be the 3rd TE.