Atlanta Falcons: Three potential first-round targets
1) Leonard Floyd – OLB/DE
Leonard Floyd is a player that is quickly jumping up the draft boards and his hometown Atlanta Falcons are a team that he is constantly being mocked to in the first round. Floyd is one of the top 5 edge rushers in this year’s draft and would provide the Falcons with another young pass rushing specialist on their defense.
Floyd has a couple of question marks but nobody is denying his talent. When it comes to getting around the edge as quickly as possible, Floyd is the best. He played the outside linebacker position at the University of Georgia but could make the transition to defensive end in the NFL after adding some weight to his frame.
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Floyd is 6-foot-6, 244 pounds and still has plenty of room to add weight. With such a tall and lanky frame, Floyd could easily add another 20 pounds and be able to be one of the best edge rushers in the entire NFL. When it comes to the run, Floyd isn’t very good. A lot like Vic Beasley, Floyd would be on the defense with one task only and that would be to sack the quarterback.