With Super Bowl 51 in the books, it’s time to take a look at what areas the Atlanta Falcons need to target in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Super Bowl 51 has come to a close for the Atlanta Falcons. What a year it has been for the franchise and they have restored themselves as a power in the NFC. While Kyle Shanahan is off to be the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the Falcons have plenty to be excited for in their future.
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They have an obscene amount of talent on offense and a very young defense that is only going to get better. The even better news for them is that they can continue to add to their roster and depth with the 2017 NFL Draft. With the combine just around the corner, the Falcons know what their needs are.
They could use some more EDGE rushers, some linebacker depth, a free safety to pair with Keanu Neal and to a lesser extent, some cornerback depth. This should be a great draft for the Falcons to try and fill all of their needs. Thomas Dimitroff had a world class draft last year that helped get them to this point.
His young players have been the catalyst for change for the franchise. Another great draft class should keep the Falcons competing for Super Bowls for a very long time. The NFC South had went to the Panthers the previous three years, but now Atlanta wants to hold onto the spot permanently.
It’s never too early for a mock draft and now is a perfect time to examine what they should do in April. Who will be on the clock when the Falcons make their pick? Here’s a complete seven-round 2017 NFL Mock Draft for the Atlanta Falcons.