Round 2, Pick 35
Peyton Turner, Edge, Houston
Turner is a well-rounded edge prospect that brings value both as a pass rusher and run defender. He can move around the defensive front and will help strengthen this defensive unit. The pass rush has been a problem for years, expect the Falcons to go early at the position.
Round 3, Pick 68
Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
Melifonwu is an outside corner. At 6’2” and 212lbs he has the size to match up with any receiver in the NFL. He also has the speed to carry receivers downfield. With the offseason additions, the Atlanta Falcons have made he won’t have to be a day one starter but can grow into the role.
Paired with A.J. Terrell for the long term is an enticing prospect.
Round 4, Pick 108
Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
The Falcons double-dip from the Syracuse secondary. Cisco is a free safety and was it not for injuries would be expected to go higher than this on draft day. With a knack for big plays, he will bring a game-changing mentality to this secondary.
Like Melifonwu, he won’t be leaned on day one to start but has a ton of long-term potential and adds immediate depth and upside.