Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick: Leonard Williams


Welcome to the fourth edition of an Atlanta Falcons draft preview. In this series, we will be going over each player that has a chance of being drafted to the Atlanta Falcons.

PLAYERS ALREADY COVERED: (Amari Cooper, Shaq Thompson, Vic Beasley) (Can Be Found HERE)

"TEAM PREVIEW (included in every article of series)There is no hiding the fact that this team is going to look new, fresh, even strange. We will not be seeing Mike Smith on the sidelines anymore, but a new face. Dimitroff and the new coaches are going to want to make changes for the city of Atlanta. Players will be released, they won’t be resigned, and new athletes will come in from the NFL Draft.Keep in mind that this isn’t a team that is rebuilding. This is a team that has one of the better, if not the best, quarterbacks in the NFL in Matt Ryan, arguably the best wide receiver in the league in Julio Jones, and a play-making cornerback, Desmond Trufant."

A boy can dream, but so can an NFL team because a lot weirder things have happened in the Draft.

If DT/DE Leonard Williams were to drop to the 8th pick, should the Atlanta Falcons not even waste a minute of their time and just draft him right away?

“This was a very hard decision for me,” Williams said to the media in a statement. “I love USC, Coach [Steve Sarkisian] and the coaching staff, my teammates and the fans, and I love the game of college football. I feel like I’m ready. I’m looking forward to the new challenge that the NFL presents.”

The simple answer is yes. It doesn’t matter if Dimitroff decides to keep Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai and it doesn’t matter if Ra’shede Hageman is ready for a starting spot, because you don’t just pass up on a guy that may be the next Ndamukong Suh.

Williams would bring a sudden impact to the team that they desperately need. Need a run stopper? Need a pass rusher? You get the whole legit package with Leonard Williams.