Atlanta Falcons: This NFL Mock Draft is exactly what the Falcons need
This NFL Mock Draft is exactly what the Atlanta Falcons need
The Atlanta Falcons have some major decisions to make in just a little over a month when they’re on the clock in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Atlanta Falcons are slated to pick No. 4 overall in the first-round of the draft, but many analysts are beginning to think they might be marketing that pick in the name of gaining more draft capital as a result.
In his Final Mock Draft with AtlantaFalcons.com, Matthew Tabeek laid out what would be a perfect scenario for the Falcons. It entails two trades and allows the Falcons to end up with two stellar first-round picks.
Here’s a look:
- Falcons get: No. 6 overall (2021), No. 37 overall (2021), first-round pick (2022), fifth-round pick (2022)
- Eagles get: No. 4 overall (2021), sixth-round pick (2022)
The Eagles trade up to draft QB Justin Fields and the Falcons make their selection two picks later with TE Kyle Pitts.
Would the Eagles really give up a future first-rounder to move up two spots? If the Falcons leverage their spot right, it absolutely could happen.
But that’s not all.
In this mock draft, the Falcons gain another pick in the first-round with this trade:
- Falcons get: No. 18 overall, No. 50 overall (2021)
- Dolphins get: No. 35 (2021), No. 37 (2021), No. 186 (2021)
With the No. 18 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Falcons select LB Micah Parsons.
If this Atlanta Falcons mock draft can come to fruition, then it absolutely need to happen
If what Tabeek shared in his final mock draft can actually happen, there’s no reason that the Falcons shouldn’t go after something very similar to this.
In this scenario, the falcons end up with two first-rounders who are both immediate impact players. Pitts would elevate that offense to another level and Parsons would solidify that front-seven.
These are winning moves.
The Falcons have sold out to Matt Ryan for the near future and that means the franchise needs to go into this draft looking for prospects who can become starters and contribute immediately.
In this mock draft, they get two of them and still have a later second-round pick.
Let’s make it happen, am I right?