Latest Atlanta Falcons four round mock draft


The Atlanta Falcons have had quite the start with the 2020 NFL offseason with the additions of Dante Fowler, Hayden Hurst, and Todd Gurley. With more moves sure to come the Falcons can still make a splash or two before the NFL Draft.

For the 2020 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons need to have the best player available approach to compete in the division with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This mock draft is created on the website The Draft Network.

Round 1 Pick 16: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

After cutting long-time corner Desmond Trufant, the Atlanta Falcons need to address corner early in the 2020 NFL Draft. Another option could be CJ Henderson from Florida, but Fulton gives them the best win-now approach.

Fulton is a solid athlete measuring at 6’0, 197 pounds, and ran a 4.46 in the forty-yard dash. Joe Marino of The Draft Network compares Fulton to AJ Bouye. Given the Falcons current situation at corner, Fulton would be a phenomenal pick in the first round.

In a division with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Michael Thomas corer is a necessity for the Atlanta Falcons. Hopefully, Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield can step up but the Falcons need another corner.

Round 2 Pick 47: LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

Shockingly, Kenneth Murray was not selected in the first 46 picks during the simulation. During the 2020 NFL Draft, it is unlikely Murray will still be on the board, but he is too talented for the Atlanta Falcons to pass on him.

Murray would be a great scheme fir for Dan Quinn as he is a great athlete measuring at 6’2, 241 pounds, and ran a 4.52 in the forty-yard dash. After losing DeVondre Campbell, the Atlanta Falcons need to address linebacker at some point during the 2020 NFL Draft.

A starting linebacker core of Deion Jones, Kenneth Murray, and Foye Oluokun would improve the Falcons defense tremendously. Murray will likely not be here by the time the Falcons pick but do not be surprised if Thomas Dimitroff trades back up into the first round like Kaleb McGary last year.

Round 3 Pick 78: DL Rashard Lawrence, LSU

The Atlanta Falcons get another steal here selecting Rashard Lawrence from LSU. The Atlanta Falcons will eventually need to find a long-term starter next to Grady Jarrett. Tyeler Davison is a solid player but is a short-term answer for the Falcons at defensive tackle.

Lance Zierlein of NFL Network compares Lawrence to Carlos Watkins of the Houston Texans. Lawrence’s floor for the Falcons is a long-term defensive tackle depth and his ceiling is the full-time starter next to Grady Jarrett.

The Atlanta Falcons need to find a defensive tackle that can keep the opposing offensive line off the linebackers and allow Deion Jones to make plays. Lawrence is that type of player and exactly what the Falcons need on the defensive line.

Round 4 Pick 119: OG Solomon Kindley, UGA

After signing Todd Gurley, Georgia fans can also be excited about another former Bulldawg joining their roster. Just like Kenneth Murray, it will be shocking if Solomon Kindley is still on the board. Kindley will bring a large presence to the offensive line.

Kindley is 6’3 weighing at 337 pounds. For years the Atlanta Falcons have gone with smaller offensive lineman that move. Kindley is the opposite but will bring a lot of power to the offensive line. He will not be ready to start day one but will eventually get to that point.

James Carpenter and Jamon Brown are short term options for the team at left guard. Kindley will provide great depth and could one day become the starting left guard.

Round 4 Pick 143: HB Lamichal Perine, Florida

During the offseason, the Atlanta Falcons made moves at running back releasing Devonta Freeman and signing Todd Gurley. The Atlanta Falcons will still likely draft a running back because they only signed Gurley to a one-year deal and he is going to be limited on a pitch count with his arthritis.

It seems like Lamichal Perine has been at Florida if Hunter Renfrow has at Clemson. Perine would be a solid addition at running back to ensure the team has options at running back with Gurley coming off and on the field.

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Round 7 Pick 228: CB A.J. Green, Oklahoma State

To end the NFL Draft A.J. Green would be the perfect addition to provide corner depth and special teams value. UGA fans will be disappointed that it is not the wide receiver AJ Green. In the seventh round, teams are just looking for depth and special team players.