With their final pick in the draft, the Falcons find some immediate help at the receiver position drafting Mississippi product Dontario Drummond to play out of the slot. Drummond is not the quickest receiver in this draft and his stock is going to be undervalued because of it. Having watched the receiver closely you can’t help but admire his skill and willingness to take a hit.
While some of these hits will be ill-advised at the next level Drummond has no fear of going over the middle or making an aggressive short-yardage catch. He would pair perfectly with Kyle Pitts, Gage, and Metchie giving Ryan a tough slot receiver who would make key catches.
The concerns with this pick would be Drummond’s lack of speed and concerns about his style of play translating to the next level.
At this point in the draft, however, the Falcons are not going to find a player who isn’t facing some type of concern. Dontario fits well with the Atlanta offense and would give them an instant option at the receiver position until Metchie is healthy.
Overall the all-SEC draft fixes many of Atlanta’s issues addressing the defensive problems early and bringing in playmakers for Ryan in the later rounds.
The obvious issue is the fact that no pass rusher has fallen Atlanta’s way leaving free agency or trades to fix this issue. Drafting Jordan Davis and taking a chance on veteran pass rushers is worth it for Atlanta, however, and pushes the rebuild in the right direction.