g-dawg Posted April 18, 2015 Share Posted April 18, 2015 No, this is not another mock. However, I am speaking to the positions drafted in which rounds. While every REAL NFL draft has a life of its own and you never know how it will ultimately play out - just looking at Falcons needs while also looking at the depth of this draft, I think there is a general strategy that - if implemented - should yield the ability for the Falcons to generate 4 significant players to our roster that will have lasting impact.Falcons needs:passrusherleft guardfree safety/long cornerbackrunning backwide receiverinside linebackertight endI think most would agree those are our needs and seems to be what we are scouting. You have not heard the Falcons scouting defensive tackles very much - although we could use another good young one.2015 NFL Draft:Where the draft is insanely deep:wide receiverrunning backWhere the draft has decent depth:cornerbackoffensive tackleoffensive guardWhere the draft is shallow:DE/OLB passrusher (shallow every year here, maybe not as shallow as most years)inside linebackertight endsafetyTo me, unless the value is just ridiculous, we should draft as follows:1st round - passrusher (Fowler, Beasley, Ray, Dupree, Gregory)2nd round - Long CB/FS(Marcus Peters, Jalen Collins, Eric Rowe), ILB (Stephone Anthony), OL(Laken Tomlinson, Andrus Peat)3rd round - Long CB/FS (Eric Rowe), ILB(Bernadrick McKinney, Denzel Perryman), OL(Ali Marpet, AJ Cann, DJ Humphries, Cedric Ogbuehi), RB (Jay Ajayi, Tevin Coleman), WR(Phillip Dorsett)4th round - RB(David Johnson, David Cobb, TJ Yeldon), OL (Mitch Morse, Josue Mathias, Ty Sambrailo)5th-7th round - BPA - feature WR (DeAndre Smelter, Stefon Diggs, Chris Conley, Ty Montgomery) , possibly RB (Matt Jones, Cameron Artis-Payne, Javorius Allen)Falcons need to get their passrusher early - and their 2nd playmaker on defense in 2nd round - and then draft into the teeth of this draft which is the depth on the offensive line and offensive skill positions.Personally, I would not be surprised if some of the 2nd-4th round offensive linemen have as good of careers as the 1st round offensive linemen. Same w/ the later round RBs/WRs versus the ones that will go early.While it is likely that one of the top four picks could bust, if we run the draft properly, we should be able to get a gem in the 5-7th rounds to offset.Falcons need 4 good players out of this draft - that would be a tremendous succcess. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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