Atlanta Falcons: Five first round options at pick 17
1) Reggie Ragland, OLB, Alabama
If you’re looking to replace Paul Worrilow with someone then Reggie Ragland is your guy. Ragland clocks in at 6-2, 250 and would instantly come in and be the play caller for the Atlanta Falcons.
Ragland is a jack of all trades. He isn’t outstanding at anything, but isn’t bad at anything, either. The middle linebacker position is by far the most important linebacking position on the field. To play the position, you need to be a good tackler and have a nose to find the football.
While Ragland isn’t the rangiest guy, he knows how to find the football and when he does, he puts them on the ground in a hurry. Ragland is more than capable of leading a defense and would give the Falcons a much better option at MLB over Worrilow.
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Is Ragland the next CJ Mosley? Probably not, but he isn’t far behind. If Ragland is available at pick No.17 then the Falcons shouldn’t hesitate to draft him.