Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft Roundup: Bud Dupree rising
Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) celebrates after sacking North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) during the second quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
NFL.com: Lance Zierlein, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Charley Casserly
The four selections from the NFL.com panel are pretty similar. In fact, Clemson’s Vic Beasley features three times.
Lance Zierlein — OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Daniel Jeremiah — DE Shane Ray, Missouri
Charles Davis — OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Charley Casserly — OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Beasley would be a fantastic pick for the Falcons. After recording 33 sacks over the past three seasons, Beasley became the all-time sack leader in Clemson.
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He is an explosive athlete who bursts off the snap and would be able to start from day one in Atlanta.
For a team so desperately needing to enhance their pass rush, Beasley would be the perfect fit if he falls to No. 8.
Jeremiah has the Falcons taking former Missouri defensive end Shane Ray. Ray, too, is considered to be one of the premier pass rushers in this year’s draft, although there are some concerns with his health.
If he gets the all clear health-wise, he would be worthy of the pick if Beasley and Dante Fowler Jr. aren’t there for Atlanta.
Next: The pick from WalterFootball.com