NFL Draft 2015: Falcons Select Vic Beasley No. 8 Overall


The pick is in. The Atlanta Falcons have selected Vic Beasley with the No. 8 selection of the 2015 NFL Draft. Is this the right move for the Falcons?

Beasley is an ideal fit for the Falcons. He is arguably the best pure pass rusher in the draft, and will be a huge boost to the pass defense that ranked 32nd last season.

Atlanta is looking to build on their roster after finishing 6-10 in 2014. Does this pick give them a chance of reaching the playoffs in 2015?

It’s crucial for GM Thomas Dimitroff to get this pick right, especially selecting so early in the draft.

The Falcons struggled last year, but still found themselves within a Week 17 victory of the playoffs. As it happened, they lost to Carolina and ended up with the eighth overall pick.

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While it was disappointing to not make the playoffs, it probably worked in Atlanta’s favor in the long run, as Carolina finds themselves still awaiting their pick.

It will be interesting to see what the Falcons do from here on out, and which areas they address on day two and three. What do you think the Falcons should do?

What are your thoughts of this pick?

Be sure to stay tuned right here at Blogging Dirty as we react to the selection.

Barring any trades, which looking at Dimitroff’s track record is likely, here is the list of Falcons’ picks over the next two days.

Round 2, Pick 10 (42 overall)
Round 3, Pick 9 (73)
Round 4, Pick 8 (107)
Round 5, Pick 10 (146)
Round 6, Pick 9 (185)
Round 7, Pick 8 (225)
Round 7, Pick 32 (249)

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