Mock draft roundup: Atlanta Falcons go defense early
With three weeks to go until the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off, who are the draft experts predicting the Atlanta Falcons will select with the eighth-overall pick?
It’s that time of year again. Mock drafts are flying in from every angle. But who will the Falcons really select with the eighth-overall pick?
The Falcons will hit the clock early with the eighth-overall pick, and they will have options.
With a depleted pass defense, the general consensus is that the Falcons will pick up an elite pass-rusher first, or possibly a cornerback.
Yet this isn’t a view shared by everyone, as you are about to find out.
Is it possible the Falcons go for an offensive player? Surely not.
One thing we know for sure is the Falcons need to draft well to be legitimate playoff contenders in 2015.
Yes, they were a victory away from the playoffs last season, but they can’t bank on the NFC South to underachieve as they did again.
So let’s begin, who do the experts have the Falcons taking with the eighth-overall pick?
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