Atlanta Falcons: Five first round options at pick 17
3) Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
If you are looking for speed and quickness out of the linebacking position then Leonard Floyd is your guy. Floyd is a Georgia Native and has spent the past three years as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs. In his three years of work. Floyd has done nothing but rack up sacks and big hits which has him sitting pretty heading into the draft.
The Falcons’ current linebacking situation could drastically change in the next couple of months. The starting group currently consists of Justin Durant, Paul Worrilow and a mixture of O’brien Schofield and Brooks Reed. There’s a very good chance that the Falcons will have to starting spots to fill once the draft rolls around in late April.
If the Falcons are in need of a quick young outside linebacker then Floyd is your guy. Listed at 6-3, 232 pounds, Floyd has a relentless motor and injury-free past and could give the Falcons a solid edge rusher to complement Vic Beasley for years to come.