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2022 NFL Draft: Best players available for Falcons on Day 2 

The team could nab its future quarterback Friday night. 

By Cory Woodroof@CoryWoodroof47  Apr 29, 2022, 6:00am EDT 
 

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The first day of the 2022 NFL Draft is complete, and the Atlanta Falcons have their pick of plenty of talented players for Day 2’s rounds. 

 

The first pick off the board for Atlanta was USC wide receiver Drake London, filling a major need on the team’s roster and giving head coach Arthur Smith the exact type of receiver his offense tends to do well with. For the second round, it’s unlikely the team will double-dip at receiver, especially with a roster that needs love at other spots. 

Who are the best players available for the team? Let’s take a quick look at a few positions that would make sense for higher picks. 

Quarterback

Liberty QB Malik Willis, a raw dual-threat talent with an incredible ceiling, and Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder, a more polished prospect who reminds some of Ryan Tannehill, are very possible targets for the Falcons on night two. It’s not a lock they’ll take a signal caller this early this year, but with Willis’ tantalizing potential and Ridder’s fit for Smith’s system. You’ve got to consider the possibility. Ole Miss Matt Corral, North Carolina’s Sam Howell and Nevada’s Carson Strong are also still on the board and could be of interest, and the team has been persistently linked to Corral of late. 

Defensive Line 

If the team wants a pass rusher, it’s got its fair share. Minnesota rusher Boye Mafe is available and earned a lot of hype coming into the draft, as did Penn State’s Arnold Ebiketie. The team could reunite the USC Drakes by taking Drake Jackson, or they could draft Michigan pass rusher David Ojabo, who tore his Achilles during the pre-draft process but projects as a first-round talent when healthy. Those are the three guys to watch early, but Nik Bonitto (Oklahoma), Cameron Thomas(SDSU), Kingsley Enagbare (South Carolina) and Myjai Sanders (Cincinnati) could probably be had later in the second round. 

 

For defensive tackles, consider Oklahoma’s Perrion Winfrey, Alabama’s Phidarian Mathis, Texas A&M’s DeMarvin Leal, UConn’s Travis Jones and Houston’s Logan Hall. 

Linebackers

Maybe the most intriguing group available could be the linebackers. While the Falcons did sign Rashaan Evans, they could still add here. Georgia’s Nakobe Dean would be a steal at this point in the process, and Alabama’s Christian Harris, Wyoming’s Chad Muma, Penn State’s Brandon Smith, Georgia’s Channing Tindall, Oklahoma’s Brian Asamoah II and Montana State’s Troy Anderson will also be around for the taking. 

Defensive backs

If the team wants to add to the defensive back room, Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr., Washington CB Kyler Gordon, Auburn CB Roger McCreary and the speedy UTSA CB Tariq Woolen are possibilities. If the team wants to take a safety early, Penn State’s Jaquan Brisker, Baylor’s Jalen Pitre and Maryland’s Nick Crossare around. 

Offensive Line

The offensive line options aren’t as inspiring as they are on defense. At guard, UCLA’s Sean Rhyan is the premiere guard prospect available right now arguably, but Georgia’s Jamaree Salyer, LSU’s Ed Ingram and Virginia Tech’s Lectius Smith are also available. At right tackle, the options look a little more promising, with Central Michigan’s Bernhard Raimann, Washington State’s Abraham Lucas, Minnesota’s Daniel Faalele and Ohio State’s Nicholas Petit-Frere on the board. In the unlikely event the team takes a center early, Nebraska’s Cameron Jurgens, Kentucky’s Luke Fortner and Boston College’s Alec Lindstrom (brother of Chris) are among the top names available. 

Pass catchers 

If the team wants to continue to replenish its pass-catching arsenal, there are interesting options to consider. For the wideouts, Georgia’s George Pickens, NDSU’s Christian Watson, Cincinnati’s Alec Pierce, Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore, Alabama’s John Metchie III, South Alabama’s Jalen Tolbert, Nevada’s Romeo Doubs, Purdue’s David Bell, Clemson’s Justyn Ross and Memphis’ Calvin Austin III are all guys the team could consider. Don’t be shocked to see one of these guys taken at some point Friday. 

 

If the team wants a tight end, none have come off the board yet, so take your pick of guys like Colorado State’s Trey McBride, Virginia’s Jelani Woods, Costal Carolina’s Isaiah Likely, UCLA’s Greg Dulcich and Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert, among others. 

So, as you can see, the team has a lot of guys to consider, if not more than are listed here. We’ll see where the next four picks go, and we’ll keep you updated on what’s next. 

Who would you like to see next up in a Falcons uniform?

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It definitely shaped up to be a draft where a lot of value can be POTENTIALLY found outside the first round.  I would like Nakobe Dean or Matt Corral.  Howell or Willis would be nice.  Willis is more linked to the Falcons than Howell.  I like Willis's arm, but i like Corral's performance in the SEC against the big boys.That makes me prefer Corral as a project over Willis.  Howell reminds me of a Rothlesburger (however you spell his name), with speed.

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2 minutes ago, Artys Arryn said:

Worried about Ojabo's injury? 

Would wait I think the fall will be real for him.

What I do like about our FO they seem to have there finger on the pulse they seem to no and get in on position runs.So whatever way the 2nd round starts they’ll have there position and guy locked down and it could well start another position run like it did last night.

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15 minutes ago, Artys Arryn said:

My Top 10 remaining in order: 


1. Nakobe Dean
2. Arnold Ebiketie
3. David Ojabo
4. Andrew Booth Jr
5. Boye Mafe
6. Travis Jones
7. Leo Chenal
8. Malik Willis
9. Kenneth Walker
10. Breece Hall

Great list but you have to know you just jinked it. Who is your number 11 guy? Cause the Falcons are number 11 in line and all those you listed will of course be gone. Lol

 

 

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Skyy Moore, Alec Pierce or Calvin Austin if we're going WR.

David Ojabo, Nik Bonitto, Cameron Thomas if were going EDGE

Travis Jones, DeMarvin Leal or Logan Hall if we want DT

Kenneth Walker, Isaiah Spiller or James Cook if RB

Sean Rhyan, Jamaree Salyer at OG 

Bernard Raimann, Daniel Faalele are the only OTs I like

But there are steals at DB still on the board. Brisker, Gordon and Booth are all 1st round talents. Any of them would be steals at #43. Pitre would be awesome. Nick Cross has elite potential. 

Its hard to rank them, but it's a lot of talent left 

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1 minute ago, MD-FalconFan13 said:

Skyy Moore, Alec Pierce or Calvin Austin if we're going WR.

David Ojabo, Nik Bonitto, Cameron Thomas if were going EDGE

Travis Jones, DeMarvin Leal or Logan Hall if we want DT

Kenneth Walker, Isaiah Spiller or James Cook if RB

Sean Rhyan, Jamaree Salyer at OG 

Bernard Raimann, Daniel Faalele are the only OTs I like

But there are steals at DB still on the board. Brisker, Gordon and Booth are all 1st round talents. Any of them would be steals at #43. Pitre would be awesome. Nick Cross has elite potential. 

Its hard to rank them, but it's a lot of talent left 

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