It’s final draft week and soon Atlanta Falcons fans can stop arguing about who is going to be picked and instead about how they are going to affect the team.
Draft season is always a fun time and for the Atlanta Falcons, it’s been particularly exciting. The New Coaching staff and Front office are completely unpredictable and with all of the holes on the roster, things can go in any direction.
Add in the age and contracts of big-name players like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones and speculation has run rampant on where this team is headed, not just for 2021 but the future. But for now, all eyes are on Thursday night and that number four pick, which way will it land?
Kyle Pitts has become the Atlanta Falcons favorite option in mock drafts lately
The best remaining quarterback would also make a ton of sense for the franchise and new head coach Arthur Smith. Trading back would also be a smart move if the price is right.
Good buy draft season, until next week when the “Way too Early” Mock Drafts start hitting the timeline! So for the last time, this offseason here is my seven-round Atlanta Falcons mock draft.
Round 1, Pick 4
Kyle Pitts, TE Florida
Taking a quarterback makes a ton of sense here, but it isn’t the only option. There is more than one way to re-build. While a trade back would be nice to add draft capital and continue to fill holes there is plenty of speculation that the Falcons will have a hard time finding a partner, and it takes two to tango as they say.
While reports continue to come out that New England has been in talks with Atlanta it would take a ton to get from 15 to four. For this draft the Falcons stay at four and take the best non-quarterback in the draft, a few analysts have Pitts as prospect one if you don’t take positional value into account.
At this point, if you’re following the draft you know who and what Kyle Pitts is. An absolute stud of a TE that is truly a game-changer. He combined with Arthur Smith will go a long way in solving the red zone woes the Atlanta Falcons have suffered lately.
He is more than just a big receiver, his blocking is more than serviceable. Not perfect, but the desire and size are there and he should be able to improve. He is a three-down weapon that will impact every aspect of this offense.
This late in the draft cycle most of us have been inundated with mock drafts and prospect evaluations. I’ll keep things simple for the remainder of this mock.