5) Braxton Miller – WR – Ohio State
You may be thinking to yourself, “We don’t need a wide receiver, we just signed Mohamed Sanu.” Well, signing Sanu doesn’t mean anything at this point. We have no clue how he will perform out on the football field in a Falcons’ uniform and if a guy by the name of Braxton Miller is still on the board when the Falcons are on the clock, they better not hesitate to draft him.
Miller is on this list for several reasons. One, he’s the most athletic receiver in this years’ draft class. He tore it up at the 2016 combine and finished second in a number of different categories such as the 20-yard shuttle and ran the third fastest 3-cone drill time as well.
There’s a decent shot that the Falcons wind up with two second-round picks if they don’t like what they see at pick 17 in the first round. If that’s the case, they would likely pick up an extra second-round pick which would make drafting Miller that much easier.
Drafting Miller would give the Falcons four more than solid options at receiver with Julio Jones, Justin Hardy, Sanu and Miller. Having a potent group like those four men paired up with a pro bowl quarterback in Matt Ryan puts a big smile on my face. This is the least likely of the five, but you can never rule something out until it’s a done deal.