It’s always fun this time of year when we can speculate about who we might pick in late April. With the Falcons not having a first round pick in 2012, Falcons fans will have to wait till the 55th overall pick for their first selection to be handed in.
Following on from BD writer Greg Huseth’s article on the offensive line and how the line is in desperate need of improving. In my latest mock, I have Ohio State C Mike Brewster going to the Falcons with the 55th overall pick, as i agree with Greg that the interior line does need some work done to it.
I will give you guys a sneak preview into who they have the Falcons picking..
55. Atlanta Falcons-Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson Tigers
The Falcons get another player who was considered a first round prospect at one point. Thompson isn’t a great pass rusher, but can shoot the gaps a big and plays the run pretty well. Nothing spectacular but just a player who can be a really solid starter.
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I’m not sure whether an interior d-lineman is our most pressing need but Thompson is a nice player and could be decent value at that point of the draft.