2013 NFL Draft: Five Round Mock Draft For The Falcons
By Ronny Hurd
September 29, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Cornelius Washington (83) in the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs won 51-44. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
30. Atlanta Falcons
TE, Notre Dame
I must sound like a broken record by now, but Tyler Eifert makes a lot of sense for the Falcons. Eifert would come in immediately for the Falcons and make an impact, allowing the team to run more two tight end formations. He also provides stability at the tight end position once Tony Gonzalez retires at the end of the season.
60. Atlanta Falcons
It seems like you only hear about the durability issues, when it comes to “experts” expressing their views on Cornelius Washington. I tend to think about the positives, when it comes to any draft prospects and Washington has a ton of them. Washington is easily one of the most explosive defensive players in this year’s draft, when healthy. He also has a great motor and never gives up on a play. He fits about everything that the Falcons are looking for in a defensive end.
92. Atlanta Falcons
It doesn’t hurt at all to add more targets down the field for Matt Ryan. Terrence Williams will provide another option and a different receiver down the field.
127. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons sure could use Barrett Jones versatility of playing everywhere on the offensive line. He has played tackle, guard and center through out his four years at Alabama. With Tyson Clabo out of the picture for the Falcons, they could replace him with Jones or they could keep Peter Konz at guard and place Jones at center, replacing recently retired Todd McClure.
133. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons must look for a long-term answer at running back. Knile Davis may or may not be that guy for the Falcons, but he gives the team a chance of stability for when Steven Jackson either isn’t a Falcon anymore or he retires.
163. Atlanta Falcons
LB, Penn State
The Falcons could use more depth all around the defense, specifically at linebacker.