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After finally reaching the needed 100 post count, I'm starting my first of hopefully several versions of a mock draft. For my first one, I'm taking things I've learned from my fellow posters - AKA stealing a great idea or two from G-Dawg.

Free Agency:

Retire: Todd McClure, Tony Gonzalez

Cut: Dunta Robinson, Michael Turner

Resign: Brent Grimes, William More, Sam Baker, Robert McClain, Vance Walker, Garrett Reynolds

Sign: Any DT that can come in day one and play next to Babs.

Draft:

Round 1 (30): This is the idea I stole from G-Dawg that I alluded to earlier. Les Snead, a former Falcon, is now the GM of the Rams. I believe Steven Jackson is done in St. Louis and a new lead back with be needed. Either Eddie Lacy or Gio Bernard will be the pick here for the Rams who give up their 2nd (46) and 3rd (78) to grab the best RB available.

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Round 2 (46): Alex Okafor, DE, Texas, 6'4'' 260lbs.

-Any time you can trade back several spots and still land your guy, you're happy about it. This is the kind of deal that has made the Patriots great for so long. That, and that Brady guy, but whatever.

Round 2 (60): Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers, 6'1'' 230lbs.

-Really digging this guy. The pick could be Arthur Brown, I'd be happy with either. I see Brown going before Greene so call this me keeping it safe.

Round 3 (78): Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida, 5'11'' 209lbs.

-The dynamic running back that we so desperately need. Don't get me wrong, I love Quizz, but he can't be our number 1. Would love to land someone like Lacy but in this scenario we wait a couple of rounds and land another SEC-product.

Round 3 (92): Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati, 6'6'' 260lbs.

-The most dynamic TE in this class, and my personal favorite. Dude's built like a receiver - a very, very, very big receiver. I think he will can compensate for the loss of Tony while doing things that Tony even couldn't do. He might even compensate for HD when he doesn't have his best days.

Round 4 (124): Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri, 6'2'' 230lbs.

-Another guy to improve our linebacking corps, which most will agree that other than Spoon could use some work. A trio of Gooden, Greene, and Spoon would give us a lot of defensive fortitude.

Round 4 (Comp.): Ace Sanders, WR/KR, South Carolina, 5'8'' 175lbs.

-Someone that can come in day one and take the returner role that we've been lacking since we lost Weems to Chicago. Could eventually fight for reps on offense and maybe even displace HD if he shows better separation skills. Would be a great addition to our ever-expanding screen game.

Round 5: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State, 5'10'' 193lbs.

-I've got around between several different corners in these later rounds. San Diego State is putting out several quality talents right now so I'm jumping on the McFadden bandwagon. Seems legit from everything I've seen.

Round 6: Cornelius Washington, DE, Georgia, 6'4'' 268lbs.

-Not sure that he's available here but if he is then I don't see why we wouldn't snatch him, even if we have to use a seventh (we'll potentially have four) round pick to move up and grab him. Most posters would agree that we need as much help as we can get in the pass rushing department and this guy is pass rushing specialist that could become more one day. Would bring this guy in on obvious passing downs. Nascar defense, anyone?

Round 7: Drew Frey, FS, Cincinnati, 6'3'' 212lbs.

-The Falcons double-dip from the Cincinnati talent pool after grabbing Kelce a day prior. Insurance policy in case an injury bites us. Last year we were pretty much injury free (except for Grimes, that one hurt) and I hope for another year like that. Couldn't hurt to grab some back-up though.

Round 7 (Comp.): Brent Russell, DT, Georgia Southern, 6'2'' 297lbs.

-This is my homer pick. Most of you don't know much about me, as I'm relatively new here, but I'm an Eagle and very proud of it. Though I hope we land a surefire DT in FA, I'd love to see the team that I love draft from the team that I love. Could be a practice squad member that could eventually move up to the main roster. This dude was a superstar at the FCS level. Commands double teams and makes the opponents pay when they don't put two men on him. Has had a couple of off-the-field issues but also has a couple of kids that I think will help keep his head straight in the future.

So, how did I do, Falcons fans? I know there aren't a lot of original ideas here but I think this would be a great draft for the Birds that could really help us out on both sides of the ball. I would have liked to sneak a guard in there somewhere but I think getting Reynolds back will help as long as we stay healthy. Clabo could move inside if needed as I think we might be deeper at Tackle with Holmes waiting in the wings.

Might try to do one of these a week if I can make any changes or as the Falcons do something real that could affect any draft plans. Looking for some criticism that can help me get better at this. As much as I would appreciate the "Nice mock/Good stuff" type comments, I'm hoping for some substance that can help me get better.

The King Has Spoken.

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Didn't realize the trade was put so confusingly, should have re-read/re-worded it. My apologies.

Some of my fellow posters have cracked the code, and I fixed the post.

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I love JJ but a lot of things I've seen recently have him going in the 3rd or 4th with potential to sneak into the 2nd depending on the combine and who likes him. I don't think the Falcons will draft a safety so highly with all the other needs we have, but I hope for the best for the man.

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I love JJ but a lot of things I've seen recently have him going in the 3rd or 4th with potential to sneak into the 2nd depending on the combine and who likes him. I don't think the Falcons will draft a safety so highly with all the other needs we have, but I hope for the best for the man.

Yeah that's true I wouldn't doubt it, everyone really seemed to love him at the Senior Bowl.

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Players I'd let go off:

Turner, Jelly Belly Jerry, Dunta Robbinus, Todd McClure.

Here's my mock

Round 1 Manti Teo:

He is a player that will slip, and if he slips like william moore we have to take him. He's a really good tackler like Loften, but unlike Lofton he covers TE's and the middle of the field really well. He's very quick and hard to fool, and is a good leader. I know he has baggage, but this is football not a boys and girls scouts club. We have needed a good compliment LB to spoon last season, and nicholas was very inconsistent and dent is not good.

Round 2 Jesse Williams:

At 320 lbs or more and a man who can bench press 600 lbs, Jesse Williams unlike the preferred Mike Smith DT is no cookie puss. This is a guy who will cure our run defense cancer, and be a force in the middle of the defense for years to come. Not the sort of DT you'd expect to rush the QB, he is more like wilfork and NGata in that he is hard to move and takes up double teams. The fatty we need and can't pass up. Another guy who could possibly slip past the first round.

Round 3: Dantone Jones DE

LE with plenty of upside. He is a guy like ray edwards that has plenty of athleticism and tremendous upside, who is very good against the run Not only that but he can play inside as well, and alternate as a 3-4 and 4-3 DE. Could be a gem in the third if no one gambles on him in the first or second round. He has the size or potential, but needs coaching on hand placement and technique.

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Also my mock includes throwing money at Michael johnson and hoping he picks us.

this would be our front 7:

Abraham/Biermann, Williams, Babineax, Michael Johnson/Dantone Jones

Teo, Spoon, nicholas

But with williams at NT that gives us the flexibility to play mossaquoi and sidbury at OLB in a 3-4 alignment.

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Players I'd let go off:

Turner, Jelly Belly Jerry, Dunta Robbinus, Todd McClure.

Here's my mock

Round 1 Manti Teo:

He is a player that will slip, and if he slips like william moore we have to take him. He's a really good tackler like Loften, but unlike Lofton he covers TE's and the middle of the field really well. He's very quick and hard to fool, and is a good leader. I know he has baggage, but this is football not a boys and girls scouts club. We have needed a good compliment LB to spoon last season, and nicholas was very inconsistent and dent is not good.

Round 2 Jesse Williams:

At 320 lbs or more and a man who can bench press 600 lbs, Jesse Williams unlike the preferred Mike Smith DT is no cookie puss. This is a guy who will cure our run defense cancer, and be a force in the middle of the defense for years to come. Not the sort of DT you'd expect to rush the QB, he is more like wilfork and NGata in that he is hard to move and takes up double teams. The fatty we need and can't pass up. Another guy who could possibly slip past the first round.

Round 3: Dantone Jones DE

LE with plenty of upside. He is a guy like ray edwards that has plenty of athleticism and tremendous upside, who is very good against the run Not only that but he can play inside as well, and alternate as a 3-4 and 4-3 DE. Could be a gem in the third if no one gambles on him in the first or second round. He has the size or potential, but needs coaching on hand placement and technique.

Dantone Jones is not going to fall to us in the 3rd round. He is going to be early to mid second.

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Players I'd let go off:

Turner, Jelly Belly Jerry, Dunta Robbinus, Todd McClure.

Here's my mock

Round 1 Manti Teo:

He is a player that will slip, and if he slips like william moore we have to take him. He's a really good tackler like Loften, but unlike Lofton he covers TE's and the middle of the field really well. He's very quick and hard to fool, and is a good leader. I know he has baggage, but this is football not a boys and girls scouts club. We have needed a good compliment LB to spoon last season, and nicholas was very inconsistent and dent is not good.

Round 2 Jesse Williams:

At 320 lbs or more and a man who can bench press 600 lbs, Jesse Williams unlike the preferred Mike Smith DT is no cookie puss. This is a guy who will cure our run defense cancer, and be a force in the middle of the defense for years to come. Not the sort of DT you'd expect to rush the QB, he is more like wilfork and NGata in that he is hard to move and takes up double teams. The fatty we need and can't pass up. Another guy who could possibly slip past the first round.

Round 3: Dantone Jones DE

LE with plenty of upside. He is a guy like ray edwards that has plenty of athleticism and tremendous upside, who is very good against the run Not only that but he can play inside as well, and alternate as a 3-4 and 4-3 DE. Could be a gem in the third if no one gambles on him in the first or second round. He has the size or potential, but needs coaching on hand placement and technique.

GTFO. now.

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