Atlanta Falcons full seven-round mock draft
Rd 4 Pick 108: Tyler Shelvin, IDL, LSU
Shelvin excels as a run-stuffing nose tackle and would be ideal in 3-4 scheme. While he does not offer much in the way of pass rush and may never do so, his value on first and second down makes him an immediate starter on this Atlanta Falcons Defense.
Rd 5 Pick 148: Trey Sermon, RB, OSU
Sermon’s draft stock grew during the playoffs last year. In the national spotlight, he put together several massive games before suffering an injury on the first play of the National Championship. While he was in a timeshare for much of the season, he separated himself down the stretch.
He did not get a ton of carries in college so still has plenty of tread on the tires. Paired with a cheap vet to help transition the backfield, Sermon can excel in this Atlanta Falcons offense.
Rd5 Pick 179: Jonathon Cooper, edge, OSU
Cooper has the potential to be an effective edge rusher in the NFL. He has decent size, speed, and athleticism while also deploying multiple pass rush moves.
He’ll mostly be a depth signing to start his career but as he gains experience, he should grow into a solid defender used mostly as a pass rusher.
Rd5 Pick 182: Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson
Powell was used primarily as a deep threat in college, averaging almost 17 yards per reception in 2020. He also tacked on seven TD’s, several of which were over 50 yards.
He has all the physical tools to succeed at the next level and has the potential to be a significant contributor in any offense. His upside could be a steal at this point in the draft for the Falcons.
Rd5 Pick 186: Shaka Toney, edge, Penn
Toney has shared the field with high-profile edge players, Yetur Gross-Matos and Jason Oweh for the last two years. While the others were taking in the spotlight Toney tallied five or more sacks each of the last three seasons.
He has a ton of speed and will be a successful situational pass rusher early in his career for the Falcons.
Rd6 Pick 217: Damar Hamlin, S, Pitt
Hamlin started four years at Pitt, with so much experience his technique is refined. While he may not be an elite player in the NFL he has the versatility to fill multiple roles in the secondary and won’t be a liability if pressed in to significant snaps.