Atlanta Falcons Seven-Round 2015 Mock Draft

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Nov 8, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Baylor Bears defensive end Shawn Oakman (2) rushes against Oklahoma Sooners offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson (71) during the game at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Round 4: OT Tyrus Thompson, Oklahoma

In the fourth-round, the Falcons could bolster their offensive line with Oklahoma’s Tyrus Thompson. The 6’5″, 324-pounder has great size and athleticism. He has the ability to become a talented starter in the NFL.

Thompson has the ability to become a starting left tackle in the NFL, but could also play at the left guard spot for the Falcons.

Cherepinsky ranks Thompson ninth among offensive tackles. He wrote:

"“Thompson had a good year for Oklahoma. He blocked well in the ground game and was reliable as a pass-protector. Thompson could stand to improve his pass protection against speed rushers and his ability to play in space. Sources say that for the 2014 NFL Draft, Thompson received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. Thompson could develop into a left tackle in the NFL, but could end up being more effective at guard or right tackle. He has teams questioning his work ethic and desire. Thompson didn’t work out at the Combine.”"

The concern around his work ethic could drop him to the fourth-round. He certainly has the potential to become an important player for the Falcons.

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