Atlanta Falcons full seven-round mock draft 2.0
Round 4, Pick 108
The Pick: Kenneth Gainwell, RB Memphis
As many running backs out of Memphis tend to be Gainwell was used more as an offensive weapon than strictly a running back. Remember, this is the team that just sent Antonio Gibson to the Washington Football Team.
Much like Gibson, Gainwell took a ton of snaps split out wide. His running style will fit perfectly in Arthur Smith’s zone scheme and his dynamic playmaking ability as a receiver will give this offense a ton of options.
Pairing him with Mike Davis makes a dynamic one-two punch for the Atlanta Falcons and allows Gainwell to grow as a three-down back in the NFL.
Round 5, Pick 148
The Pick: Kenny Yeboah, TE Ole Miss
Yeboah could end up being an underrated pick in this year’s draft class. At 6’4, 247 he has the size and athleticism to be an excellent weapon for this Falcons offense. He is a solid blocker, can attack the defense at all levels of the field, and excels in the red zone.
Paired with Hayden Hurst in Smith’s two tight end formations they will be a tough duo to cover. Yeboah averaged 19.4 yards per reception and tallied six touchdowns for the Rebels in 2020.
Round 5, Pick 182
The Pick: Shaka Toney, Edge Penn State
Shaka Toney has appeared in both my mocks so far. The pass rush upside provided on day three is hard to pass up.
Toney was a productive pass rusher at Penn State throughout his career. If he hadn’t been buried behind players like Jayson Oweh and Yetur Gross-Matos his stock may be even higher than this.
Logging 20 sacks during his four-year career for the Nittany Lions, he immediately provides value as a push rush specialist and can grow into more as he develops in the NFL.
Round 6, Pick 187
The Pick: Cornell Powell, WR Clemson
Powell and Toney flipped picks from my first to second mock draft. Sometimes when you get to day three it’s hard to pass on personal favorites.
Powell has the potential to be a solid wide receiver in the NFL. He has a ton of upside as a deep weapon averaging 16.6 yards per reception in 2020.
The concern with Powell is why it took so long for him to break out. Before this most recent season, where he had 53 receptions, he never had more than 15 a season as a five year player. He may take some time to develop but has wide receiver three potential.
Round 6, Pick 219
The Pick: Carlo Kemp, IDL Michigan
Kemp has juice as an interior pass rusher. He won’t be an every-down player immediately at the next level but will provide depth to the Falcons’ thin interior defensive line group.
He was also named a team captain at Michigan, a testament to his character and approach to the game.