Thelonious Mingus Posted May 3, 2015 Share Posted May 3, 2015 Atlanta Falcons8. Clemson DE/LB Vic Beasley42. LSU CB Jalen Collins73. Indiana RB Tevin Coleman107. East Carolina WR Justin Hardy137. Clemson DT Grady Jarrett225. Eastern Washington OT Jake Rodgers249. San Jose State DB Akeem KingOverview: One of my favorite moves of draft weekend was a day-three trade with Minnesota that netted Atlanta disruptive and versatile interior presence Jarrett and only cost the Falcons a sixth-round pick. Atlanta did not do a good job of drafting for most of demoted GM Thomas Dimitroff's tenure. I think they got a lot of things right with assistant GM Scott Pioli running the show, landing a desperately-needed outside pass rusher (Beasley), probable Week 1 starting press-man corner (Collins), homerun-hitting tailback (Coleman), and Harry Douglas' immediate replacement (Hardy). Rodgers and King were late-round flier picks new coach Dan Quinn's staff will attempt to groom. So very much, the Falcons needed a draft exactly like this. They got as many as five year-one contributors and arguably three first-round talents with their top three selections. I feel better about the direction of the Falcons today than I did last week.Grade: B+ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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