Atlanta Falcons: Three Round Mock Draft
2nd Round-45th Overall Pick
Elgton Jenkins C, Miss State
The Atlanta Falcons spend some of that cap space in the off-season acquiring veteran guards James Carpenter and Jamon Brown. While these signing show that the Falcons are trying to fix their offensive line issues, still need more.
This draft is not only deep on defensive talent but its deep in terms of players who play in the trenches on the offensive side.
Center Elgton Jenkins makes sense here for the Falcons. We know he’s battle tested for the simple fact he played in the best college football conference in America. Every game he played in, he was going up against superior athletes and hold his own.
Throughout his college career, he has lined up at just about every spot except for right guard. That versatility (this is going to be the key word in this article) will allow the Falcons to be flexible just in case of injury.
He probably wont start at center from day one due to the presence of Alex Mack but is there any other player you would want to teach the future anchor of your offensive line.
Here’s a fun fact for those Atlanta Falcons fans: in 762 pass blocking snaps at center during his junior and senior seasons, he only allowed one sack. How’s that’s for pass protection.
- Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
- Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
- Eric McCoym, G, Texas A&M