Atlanta Falcons…You’re on the clock – Mock Draft 1.0
7th Round-206th Overall Pick
We have come down to the final pick for the Falcons in the NFL draft and I feel like we have done well with our picks. We’ve addressed our defense, found some intriguing prospects to go on our offensive line and a possible play-maker of special teams.
The Falcons don’t necessarily need to draft one of these but it wouldn’t hurt to have an insurance policy.
I could see the Falcons drafting a quarterback because Matt Schaub is not the quarterback he once was. Jarrett Stidham should be the pick the Falcons make here. He is a very talented passer and has great ball placement on his throws.
His arm talent was showcased when he played at Baylor. Once he got to Auburn, that arm talent was not on display as much due to the type of offense that was ran there. A backup quarterback is the right position for him to learn the NFL nuances without having too much pressure put on him (which he has shown in college he cannot handle).
He would have been drafted much earlier in the draft but he was a college under-achiever when faced up against high-caliber defenses in the SEC.