theProf Posted January 20, 2016 Share Posted January 20, 2016 17. Atlanta Falcons: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama Atlanta has a lot of needs, with pass rush being the most pressing. The Falcons had the lowest sack total in the NFL with a putrid total of 19 in 2015. Taking a natural sacker to pair with Vic Beasley makes sense.Allen has played really well in 2015 with 36 tackles with 14.5 for a loss, 12 sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes batted. He totaled 33 tackles with 11.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks the year before. In a 4-3 scheme, the 6-foot-3, 283-pounder could play end on running downs and move inside in passing situations. He also could serve as a rush linebacker or five-technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense. Allen has some natural pass-rushing skills to him along with quickness and strength.https://www.walterfootball.com/draft2016charlie_1.php50. Atlanta Falcons: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama The Falcons still need a replacement for Tony Gonzalez. With the decline of Roddy White, the retirement of Gonzalez has been even more painful.In 2015, Howard had 38 catches for 602 yards and two touchdowns. He totaled 17 receptions for 260 yards in 2014. The talented tight end was very under-utilized. As he proved at USC with Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, Lane Kiffin settles on one receiver and struggles to call plays for anyone else regardless of their talent or mismatch potential. Howard (6-6, 237) flashed big-time potential in 2013. The freshman hauled in 14 passes for 269 yards (19.2 average) with two touchdowns. He was just scratching the surface of his potential.Howard is a fast and dangerous receiving weapon who has the frame to add size. Sources say Howard still needs to improve his route-running and blocking.https://www.walterfootball.com/draft2016charlie_2.php81. Atlanta Falcons: Cody Whitehair, OT/G, Kansas State The Falcons could use some help on their offensive line, and a blocker like Whitehair would give them some flexibility up front.Whitehair (6-4, 305) played left tackle for the Wildcats, but he should move to guard in the NFL. Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah illustrated that. Whitehair also could use more power for the next level, but he is a good technician who is a well-balanced blocker.Pick change; previously Denver Kirkland, OL https://www.walterfootball.com/draft2016charlie_3.php Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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