Atlanta Falcons 2020 Mock Draft 2.0
Ben Anderson https://twitter.com/bennieboy26
The Falcons are in a very cautious situation this off-season, as this is the year that’s going to determine the fate of both the GM (Thomas Dimitroff) and Head Coach (Dan Quinn). Dan Quinn is signed through 2022 and is most definitely on the hot seat entering the 2020 season. This being after an extremely disappointing two years mixed in with the team’s disastrous collapse in Superbowl 51. The Falcons draft plans are pretty much all over the place mostly because of all the needs and holes throughout the entire roster. The Falcons have done a few things so far this off-season in terms of major moves. The Donte Fowler and Todd Gurley free agent signing are big moves that Dan Quinn is hoping will help save his job for at least another year.
Ben has also written an entire 2020 Mock Draft! All seven rounds! All 255 selections! Read here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/full-2020-mock-draft-255-selections/nfl/04/
Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft 2.0! Where do I begin? Needs, LB, Edge Rusher, CB, DT, OL, RB. It’s obviously a lot. At pick 16 you can do a lot there. Trade up if somebody falls (Jeffrey Okudah or Derrick Brown) Or hang tight for C.J Henderson, Javon Kinlaw, or Patrick Queen. Atlanta can also consider trading back for Gross-Matos, Kenneth Murray or Zack Bruan. Atlanta has hired a new numbers man and will be getting into the analytics more deeply this season then they have in the past. Apparently the numbers have shown that DTs aren’t the right move. So unless Derrick Brown falls significantly, which isn’t expected, don’t expect Atlanta to trade up unless it’s for Okudah or Henderson.
Round 1 pick 16
Patrick Queen, Linebacker, LSU 6’1 230.
Pairing Queen with Deion Jones gives Atlanta one the most athletic line-backing tandems in football!
Round 2 pick 47
Justin Madubuike, DT Texas A&M 6’3 304
Madubuike helps bulk up the interior defensive line next to Grady Jarrett.
Round 3 pick 78
Bradley Anae, DE Utah 6’3 260
Playing opposite Fowler on the Defensive line, Anae has high upside and decent size to play with his hand in the dirt or standing up tall. Atlanta is poised to fix there pass rush with Bradley.
Round 4 pick 119
Bryce Hall, CB Virginia 6’1 200
Normally Hall would be a first-round selection but he only played in 6 games this past season because of a broken ankle and his stock has been falling quickly because of it.
Round 4 pick 143
A.J Dillon, RB Boston College 6’0 245
Dillon is a big boy who runs a 4.53, he’s basically a freight train with the rock in his hands. Considering how Atlanta doesn’t have a big back he’d play nicely in the mix of Todd Gurley and Ito Smith.
Round 7 pick 228
Freddie Swain WR, Florida 6’0 200
Good speed 4.45 and good route runner and will be a good slot receiver and will help out on special teams tremendous.
So, it’s obvious that the defense will be the number one priority in the 2020 draft. I personally don’t see Atlanta picking at 16. They’ll either trade up and into the top 10 to grab Jeffrey Okudah who slides, or they trade back and add a second 2nd round pick. Whatever is decided they need to get it right because this is a must-win season.
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