Full mock draft: Atlanta Falcons snag top wide receiver

Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Steele Chambers (22) and Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Cody Simon (30) tackle Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) during the first quarter of their NCAA College football at Michigan Stadium at Ann Arbor, Mi on November 27, 2021.Osu21um Kwr 19
Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Steele Chambers (22) and Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Cody Simon (30) tackle Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) during the first quarter of their NCAA College football at Michigan Stadium at Ann Arbor, Mi on November 27, 2021.Osu21um Kwr 19 /
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Auburn Tigers safety Smoke Monday (21) celebrates a sack during the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Auburn Tigers leads Alabama Crimson Tide 7-0 at halftime.
Auburn Tigers safety Smoke Monday (21) celebrates a sack during the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Auburn Tigers leads Alabama Crimson Tide 7-0 at halftime. /

*Trade*

Falcons get: picks 122, 165, 255

Colts get: pick 111

Round 4, Pick 115: Rasheed Walker (OT) – Penn State

One big question of the offseason is what will the Falcons do with Kaleb McGary? The least they can do is bring in competition for him, which they do here by taking the big tackle out of Penn State, Rasheed Walker. He has high upside but struggled during the 2021 season.

Round 4, Pick 122: Smoke Monday (S) – Auburn

Here the Falcons decide to take the player with the coolest name in the draft class, Smoke Monday. Monday is a speedy safety, which is something they sorely lack right now. They need that potential ball hawk in their secondary, as it would allow Dean Pees to do a lot more with his defense.

Round 5, Pick 151: Jeremy Ruckert (TE) – Ohio State

The Falcons need to find insurance for the likely departure of Hayden Hurst. Arthur Smith needs to have the ability to be able to continue to line up in the two-tight end formations, so they elect to grab Jeremy Ruckert who is a fantastic blocker and provides some upside in the passing game.

Round 5, Pick 165: Braxton Jones (OT) – Southern Utah

It might seem trivial as to why the Falcons would take two offensive tackles in the later rounds but it gives them more flexibility for the future. They could both compete, along with Kaleb McGary, for the starting right tackle position, while also giving them options in case of injuries.

Round 6, Pick 188: Hassan Haskins (RB) – Michigan

Mike Davis has not been the player that many expected him to be for the Atlanta Falcons, so he could potentially be on his way out. If he is then the Falcons must find a replacement, Haskins is perfect as he is a powerful back with a higher upside than Davis.

Round 7, Pick 255: Jaydon Grant (CB) – Oregon State

This may be way too late for Atlanta to target a cornerback as it is one of the dire needs for them, but there were not any options earlier that stood out, so they decide to address it a little late. Jaydon Grant brings versatility to the backend of the defense.

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