Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft Roundup 2.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Atlanta Falcons from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Falcons:
CBS Sports - Edwards (11/25)
9. Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi
Atlanta adds a franchise quarterback to eventually replace Matt Ryan. Ryan's presence allows for a natural transition of power when Corral is ready. The Falcons are already equipped with Kyle Pitts and Calvin Ridley.
NBC Sports Chicago - Morgan (11/24)
9. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
A massive human (6-6, 340 lbs), Davis is an immovable presence who typically shoves his way past double and triple teamed blockers. He utilizes underrated quickness and herculean strength to wreak havoc along the line of scrimmage dismantling offensive plays before they effectively develop. The Falcons would be ecstatic if Georgia Bulldog, star defensive tackle, Jordan Davis were available when they drafted.
NBC Sports Philly - Roche (11/23)
9. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
It seems a fait accompli that the Falcons take a QB here, it's really just a question of which type of QB you think best fits them. I feel like Willis' upside, in the right hands, could blossom.
The Draft Network - Sanchez (11/22)
9. Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
The Atlanta Falcons draft OT Trevor Penning. Penning will be a great addition to an offensive line unit that has struggled the whole year.
PFF - Treash (11/22)
9. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa
Linderbaum went from a defensive tackle to the best offensive lineman in college football in just two years. He played both sides of the ball in high school and was recruited to play on the interior defensive line, where he logged 18 snaps in his first season. He then flipped to center for the 2019 campaign, where he started and recorded the fifth-best grade in the FBS at the position (81.7). Linderbaum claimed the No. 1 spot in 2020 and is on pace to do the same in 2021, as he owns a 94.9 PFF grade through Week 12. No interior offensive lineman in the class match Linderbaum's movement skills. His athletic profile enabled him to be one of Iowa's top wrestlers as a high schooler.
Oh, and the guy he pinned in high school to go to state in that video is former Iowa teammate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Tristan Wirfs.
ESPN - Reid (11/17)
9. DeMarvin Leal, IDL, Texas A&M
The Falcons lack foundational pieces on defense, outside of tackle Grady Jarrett and cornerback A.J. Terrell, and they have needs in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Leal is a consistent pressure generator; just check out his tape against Ole Miss on Saturday, when he had seven total tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. That's just a snapshot of his next-level projection. Although he likely won't be a defender who gets double-digit sacks in a season, his versatility, strength and ability to disrupt dropbacks are areas that Atlanta lacks up front.
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