So what will the Falcons do in the second round? Well, of course, it will be dictated first by what they do in the first round. But let’s assume the Falcons fill their biggest need with that eighth pick in the first round and get a pass rusher.
The Falcons need a lot of help at a lot of positions. They need an offensive lineman, a running back and there would be nothing wrong with getting a second pass rusher – either a linebacker or defensive end, whatever they don’t get in that first round.
First, let’s look at some of the players linked to the Falcons in second round mock drafts.
NFL.com’s seven-round mock – Maxx Williams – TE – Minnesota
NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah – Grady Jarrett – DT – Clemson
WalterFootball.com – Maxx Williams – TE – Minnesota
Drafttex.com – Maxx Williams – TE – Minnesota
Mel Kiper – Tevin Coleman – RB – Indiana
U-T San Diego – Maxx Williams – TE – Minnesota
Now here is a list to keep on hand once the second round begins on Friday. These are the players that could be drafted on day two.
Jake Fisher – OT – Oregon
A.J. Cann – OG – South Carolina
Ali Marpet – OG - Hobart
Laken Tomlinson – OG – Duke
Cameron Erving – OT – FSU
Tre Jackson – OG – FSU
D.J. Humphries – OT – Florida
T.J. Clemmings – OT – Pittsburgh
Ty Sambrailo – OT – Colorado State
Reese Dismukes – C – Auburn
Cedric Ogbuehi – OT – Texas A&M
T.J. Yeldon – Alabama
Jay Ajayi – Boise State
Duke Johnson – Miami
David Johnson – Northern Iowa
Tevin Coleman – Indiana
Ameer Abdullah – Nebraska
Javorius Allen – USC
Arik Armstead – Oregon
Carl Davis – Iowa
Preston Smith – Mississippi State
Owamagbe Odighizuwa – UCLA
Danielle Hunter – LSU
Denzel Perryman – Miami
Benardrick McKinney – Mississippi State
Shaq Thompson – Washington
Eli Harold – Virginia
Stephone Anthony – Clemson
Paul Dawson – TCU
Eric Kendricks – UCLA
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