2. Atlanta must take the best player on the board
This simplistic draft narrative is one that Atlanta has ignored far too often in past history. Atlanta’s roster can use help at literally any position. While they need help at guard, receiver, quarterback, and pass rusher in particular Atlanta shouldn’t force a pick for these positions. This is a deep draft that isn’t particularly top-heavy. The Falcons need to use their first five picks in the first three rounds to simply take who they believe to be the best player on the board. Any other decision will likely end the way it has before for this franchise, embarrassment, and disappointment.
The Falcons roster is to the point they can add at literally any position. A fact that gives the team extreme flexibility but also speaks to the state of the franchise. The one position Atlanta could hesitate to draft is corner considering the additions in free agency and the presence of A.J. Terrell. However, depth is something this roster lacks and in the right situation, Atlanta can still draft a corner.
Terrell is joined by Casey Hayward in the Atlanta secondary at the one position group that looks to be respectable heading into the season.