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Like I say in all of my mock drafts, we are not going to be able to fill all the holes on the Falcons perfectly in this draft and you have to have your expectations tempered a bit. Fill the ones that you can and then do the same next season. With that said here is who I have being gone when we select:

1. TB - Jameis Winston QB
2. TENN - Marcus Mariota QB
3. JAX - Vic Beasley DE/OLB
4. OAK - Leonard Williams DT
5. WAS - Dante Fowler Jr DE/OLB
6. NYJ - Amari Cooper WR
7. CHI - Kevin White WR

  • Round 1 - Alvin "Bud" Dupree DE/OLB 6'4"/267 lbs

In all honesty I would be 100% fine with us trading down here and then selecting Harold or Gregory later. However, Dupree is a guy that with the right coaching will be a great player. I feel comfortable with Quinn that he can use Dupree's skill set to polish him into a dominant player on our defense. Dupree is an athletic freak that has good get off the line, but again is not developed in his technique and still has plenty of potential to be unlocked.

  • Round 2 - Jaquiski Tartt SS 6'1"/221 lbs

I see a lot of people on here that believe that we need to add to the secondary and I do agree with that. However, I am surprised at how not many if any have mentioned Tartt. Again, here is another player that is raw as he just started playing football his senior year of high school, but he has the tools to be a great player for us. When you watch him on tape, he seems to be playing at a different speed than everyone else. He is the aggressive, hard hitting safety that can excel in the new scheme. Tartt is a violent hitter, but occasionally he does not wrap up leading to missed tackles.

  • Round 3 - Josh Shaw CB/FS 6'0"/201 lbs

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I have been on the Josh Shaw bandwagon, if you call it that since I am one of the few, for a while now. A lot of people want us to select Rowe in the second round or Randall when there is a player we can get in the 3rd round that is more talented in my opinion. Shaw has the ability to play either CB or FS. Shaw is a sure tackler and does a good job making breaks on the ball. He would give us a player that can protect the deep end of the field and also come up in the run game and screen passes to make stops.

  • Round 4 - Mike Davis RB 5'9"/217 lbs

We all know that the Falcons need some more depth at the RB position and with how deep this RB class is, I feel good about getting Davis in the 4th round. He does not have as much hype as some of the other runners, but he is equally effective. He has good agility and some shiftiness to his game while also having acceleration to hit open holes hard. Also, Davis has a solid frame to provide power to his runs.

  • Round 5 - Shaq Mason C/OG 6'2"/302 lbs

I have faith in Schraeder and Holmes to hold down the RT position for at least one more season and do a well enough job to help our offense perform well. However, with the release of Blalock we need some help at the LG position. Mason played in the triple option at GT and has the athleticism and mobility to succeed in the zone blocking scheme here. He is an outstanding run blocker that is aggressive and can always maul defenders. Paired with his mobility, he is definitely a valuable player.

  • Round 6 - Geneo Grissom DE/OLB 6'4"/262 lbs

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Here is a guy who is very raw right now, but there are tools that make him potentially a steal for us. He has good explosion off the snap and also has strength to fight off blockers. He has long arms and I think with Quinn as his coach he will learn how to use all of these traits to his advantage and become a good player for us. He is JJ Watt esque in his ability to bat down passes. Again though, he is very raw and could only turn out to be a depth player, but he has the potential in a few seasons to be a starter or contributor.

  • Round 7 - Tray Walker CB 6'2"/195 lbs

Walker is exactly the type of CB that Quinn likes. He is a tall, lengthy, and physical corner that also has good ball skills. He is raw in his technique, but again I think that won't be as big of an issue with the new coaching staff as it might have been in previous seasons. He does not have great speed, but with the other additions I have us making and current players on the team, he should have help over the top. Could be a steal for us here.

  • Round 7 - Antwan Goodley WR 5'10"/209 lbs

We need more depth at the WR position with several of our roster spots there being primarily special team contributors. Goodley provides a WR that has breakaway speed and can stretch the field. He has good hands and can make contested catches in traffic. Could definately be a threat in the slot to take over Harry's role (plus he won't fall down lol sorry Harry). Defenses will have to respect his speed. He is similar to Dorsett in ways and can be had in the 7th round, which is good value in my opinion.

  • Notable Undrafted Free Agent Signings:

Shane Wynn WR

Damien Wilson ILB 6'0"/245 lbs

Mark Weisman FB 5'11"/242 lbs

Jarvis Harrison OG 6'4"/330 lbs

E.J. Bibbs TE 6'2"/258 lbs

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think about it! Rise UP!!

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Honestly i would be irate if we took Jaquiski Tartt in the 2nd round. We already have our Kam Chancellor type SS with Willy Mo. And Tartt didn't impress me at all in the Senior Bowl game. And he definitely is not a single high safety so he basically won't see the field because he won't beat out Moore.

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Honestly i would be irate if we took Jaquiski Tartt in the 2nd round. We already have our Kam Chancellor type SS with Willy Mo. And Tartt didn't impress me at all in the Senior Bowl game. And he definitely is not a single high safety so he basically won't see the field because he won't beat out Moore.

As much as Moore stays hurt...oh he's see some time...lol

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Honestly i would be irate if we took Jaquiski Tartt in the 2nd round. We already have our Kam Chancellor type SS with Willy Mo. And Tartt didn't impress me at all in the Senior Bowl game. And he definitely is not a single high safety so he basically won't see the field because he won't beat out Moore.

When I had us taking Tartt it was not with the mindset that he is going to win Moore's job this season and we can get rid of Willy Mo. I think it would be best for him to have one season under his belt before he starts, but the thing is he has a extremely high ceiling and could be on Kam's level in the future. Violent hitter like Kam that can come up in run support and then also does a good job breaking on the ball. He is exactly the type of player Quinn has said he wants, someone who is fast, aggressive, and physical. Totally agree that he is not a single high safety in the NFL, so it is good to have him behind Moore for a season to get acclimated to a new position and the speed of the game.

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