Atlanta Falcons: 7-round mock draft 2.0
Second Round – *Trade with Pittsburgh Steelers* – Pick 58 – Karl Joseph – SS
It’s inevitable that the Atlanta Falcons will trade down at some point in the draft and if it’s not in the first round, it’s probably going to happen in the second round. There are a few good safeties in this draft and a couple of them are on the bubble of being either a second or a third-round pick and West Virginia’s Karl Joseph is a perfect example.
Joseph is a terrific young safety with a ton of upside, but what’s keeping him from being a first-round pick is his 2015 injury. Joseph sustained a non-contact knee injury in practice which caused him to miss the majority of the 2015 season. As a result, Joseph’s draft stock has dropped and that could be great for the Falcons.
Joseph is everything you would want from a safety. He’s a hard-hitting reckless player who will ruin your afternoon if you lose track of him on the field. He’s also a proven leader and that’s something the Falcons will be looking to replace. William Moore was one of the most well-respected player on the Falcons and losing a player with a voice in the locker room is a big blow.
Joseph may not be 100 percent by the start of the season but with his injury happening back in early October, he will be ready to go fairly shortly into the 2016 season. This would be an awesome pickup for the Falcons and drafting him in the late second round would be perfect.