This week has seen the draft season fully kick off as senior bowl practices got underway in Mobile, Alabama. The Falcons had a presence there like every other team in the NFL to watch some of the top college seniors live in action.
I have picked out 4 names after watching yesterdays practices that the Falcons should be considering at their picks. Click on the player names to take you through to their scouting reports over on our partner site NFL Mocks.
Firstly, CB Brandon Boykin from the University of Georgia has been generating some buzz in practices this week and is one player we know (according to the AJC) that the Falcons have already spoken too. Although he isn’t the most physical corner out there, he possesses really good ball skills and is awesome in off man coverage and should be someone the Falcons consider in the 2nd or 3rd round, especially if Brent Grimes leaves in free agency.
The second corner on my list is Boston College CB Donnie Fletcher, I really liked what I saw from him in the blocking shedding drill on Wednesday. He has great size for a corner and is a bit of an all round player that is solid in most areas without excelling, whilst also not having a lot of weaknesses. He should be another consideration for a corner in the 3rd, I think he could be had in the 4th but sadly the Falcons do not have a 4th this year due to the Julio trade.
The Falcons have also been talking to WR Brian Quick from Appalachian State, who has also been creating some buzz this week. He has tremendous size at 6-4 and has average speed for his size at about a 4.6/4.7 40 time. He is another one of these mid-round guys that could move up or down depending on how he performs physically at the combine.
My final player on this list is NT Alameda Ta’Amu from the University of Washington. At 6-3, 250 this guys is born to play the nose tackle in a 3-4, if the Falcons want to consider a 3-4 NT this is the guy to get. Now, being realistic he will likely be gone by the 55th pick (the Falcons 2nd rounder), however if he were to fall that far the Falcons have to take him.