2019 NFL Draft: Day 3 targets for the Atlanta Falcons
Day three of the 2019 NFL Draft could prove to be another fruitful one for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons ended up making a couple of first-round picks Thursday which included drafting former all-ACC guard Chris Lindstrom out of Boston College at 14th overall and then used their 2019 second and third round choices to trade back into the end of the first round and draft former Washington Husky Kaleb McGary.
There is no doubt the Falcons got better Thursday and have a chance to make NFL history. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, should Jake Matthews, James Carpenter, Alex Mack, Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary start a game together, they would be the first offensive line made up of five former first-round picks.
Since the Falcons did not have a second or third round choice Friday night, let’s look at what day three could have in store for the Falcons on Saturday. The Falcons currently hold two selections in the fourth, two selections in the fifth, two selections in the sixth and one pick in the seventh round.
There is still a lot of really great talent that will be available and an opportunity for the Falcons to address some remaining concerns, specifically on the defensive side of the ball. As we know, the Falcons still need to address pass rush and secondary play.
There is a lot talk that the Falcons need a running back, however, with Devonta Freeman back healthy, Ito Smith and Brian Hill, the Falcons seem to be good at running back and should use the remaining picks to address depth on the defense and hopefully find a diamond in the rough like they did in 2015 with Grady Jarrett.
Here are five players the Atlanta Falcons should target on Day three of the 2019 NFL Draft.