While the NFL season is still technically rolling on, it is unfortunately over for the Atlanta Falcons. They now have to look forward to the draft which is approaching quickly.
Terry Fontenot will be making his selections under a lot of pressure. He claims the team still abides by the “best player available” approach, this only complicates things when trying to predict who they might take with the eighth overall pick.
The Atlanta Falcons top draft choice will be impossible to predict
The Falcons have a lot of holes, to say the least. You look around their roster and they have hole after hole, with a few good players sprinkled around.
You can pencil in Matt Ryan, Chris Lindstrom, Jake Matthews, Grady Jarrett, and A.J. Terrell into starting spots when next season begins, but past that there are so many question marks. Add to the fact that Fontenot will likely take the best player available, have fun trying to predict who will be the Falcons top draft choice.
Realistically they could take any position on the roster, minus special teams of course. While recent reports have lowered the likelihood of this happening, they could potentially take a quarterback.
More likely, however, is them taking a wide receiver, offensive lineman, defensive lineman, or a player for their secondary. It truly will be a guessing game when trying to predict who Terry Fontenot will select with his second first-round pick in his tenure as a general manager.
The team could select Drake London from USC, George Karlaftis from Purdue, Derek Stingley from LSU, or Kyle Hamilton from Notre Dame. Those are a few names that have been widely mocked to the Falcons, but who truly knows?
The Atlanta Falcons might have the hardest pick to predict in the entire first round, with so many needs on the roster they could go so many different ways.