Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman Arie Kouandjio (77) battles Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Gabe Wright (90) n the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 NFL Draft is less than a week away. All of us here at Blogging Dirty are bursting with excitement to learn who the new additions to the Atlanta Falcons will be.
In the meantime, we realized that each of us had differing opinions on who we thought the Falcons should draft in each round, and why. What better way to voice our opinions and pass the time until the real draft than by having our very own Blogging Dirty Writers’ Mock Draft?
The Writers’ Mock Draft works like this: each writer will make their pick for the Falcons in each round, based upon who they believe will be available and their perception of the team’s needs. They will then provide a short summary of the pick to explain the reasoning behind it.
This mock assumes no trades, and that the Falcons will be picking based on the official draft order. Let’s get drafting!
Round 4 presents plenty of variety for the Falcons. There are still several potential starters in the ranks of the Day 3 prospects, with the RB and WR groups being particularly deep this year. The Falcons have plenty of immediate needs, but could also opt to go for high ceiling/low floor developmental prospects if the value is good enough.
Here are the previous three rounds, in case you haven’t seen them yet: Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3. Who did our writers select with the Falcons fourth round pick? Let’s take a look!
There were a lot of interesting picks in Round 4, with no two writers taking the same prospect. Plenty of different positions were selected, including RB, G, WR, CB, S and DT. You can see the different mock drafts starting to unfold, with some focusing more on the defense while others attempt to be somewhat balanced.
In the previous rounds, there tended to be more of an emphasis on defense over offense. However, this round was primarily offensively focused, with seven picks on that side of the ball compared to only three picks on the defense. There was a tie for the position taken the most, with both RB and G receiving three picks each.
Most of the players picked were considered to be potential starters, particularly at G and RB. A few others were more developmental prospects that could turn into special players in the NFL in a season or two. All in all, any of the players picked could go on to help the Falcons immensely in 2015 and beyond.
Keep an eye out for Round 5 tomorrow. See which late round prospects our writers like best and how the final rounds of the draft could unfold. There are still some intriguing talents out there at several positions on both offense and defense.
What do you think of the Round 4 picks? Who would you have the Falcons taking? Do you think the Falcons can find a starter or two in the later rounds of the draft? Share your thoughts and mock drafts in the comments below!