2. Quentin Johnston
It shouldn’t be at all out of the question that the Falcons draft a pass catcher in the first round for the third straight season. If the best pass rushers and C.J. Stroud are off the board and the Falcons don’t move down they are in the perfect spot to select Johnston.
Picking Quentin and having a lineup with Tyler Allgeier, Kyle Pitts, Drake London, Johnston, and Cordarrelle Patterson mixed in a utility role would give Atlanta the chance to be a top-five offense and certainly a top-ten if Ridder is anything close to a capable starter.
Johnston fits the profile of the type of receiver Arthur Smith has typically preferred to run his offense. While it would leave only the later rounds and free agency to fix the defense it wouldn’t be a bad move for the Falcons to draft Johnston and follow the pick in the second round by selecting Georgia tight end Darnell Washington.
The mismatches the two players would create along with the blocking ability would give the Falcons the perfect set of weapons to complete an offense that appears to only be a second receiver and right tackle away from being one of the better units in the league when healthy.