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Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - g-dawg - 01-17-2011 06:15 PM
The 13-3 Atlanta Falcons have too many needs to address in one draft. Given the aggressive desire to "win it all" now I look for Thomas Dimitroff/Arthur Blank and company to go into free agency and grab two starters - one of which will most likely be a defensive end. We probably need another cornerback in free agency as well given the disappointing season of Dunta Robinson.
#1-27) Kyle Rudolph, TE-Notre Dame (6'6", 265lbs) This guy can flat out run and is large enough to block in Mularkey's system as well. After watching his highlights, Rudolph looks a lot like Greg Olsen of the Bears or maybe even better - a young Tony Gonzalez. If we could get this guy at #27 overall, it would be a great pick. I realize Tight End is probably not even in our top 5 needs but it will be soon - grab the best talent while its there - at most, TG is going to play one more season.
Kyle Rudolph 2009 Highlights - start at 1:20
#2-60) Jerrell Jernigan, WR/KR/PR-Troy (5'9", 190lbs, 4.32/40) This is the "playmaker" that the Atlanta Falcons so desperately need. I don't think he is a starting WR who plays 30 snaps a game in the NFL but this is the guy who can be electric in the return game, run reverses and be our slot WR - who knows? maybe he develops into a Desean Jackson type of player and a starting WR but - for now, he gives us what we need - a "homerun threat".
Jernigan Youtube highlights
#3-93) Jeremy Beal, DE-Oklahoma (6'3", 267lbs, 4.80/40) He may not be the "sack artist" we need to take over for John Abraham but he is a high motor, high IQ player with violent hands and gets to QB fairly consistently. He could vie for being a starter in 1-2 years and has more natural size than Kroy.
#4-130) Lee Ziemba, OT-Auburn (6'8", 319lbs) - another "big nasty" with competitive streak and has violence in his game. We need to stock the O-Line a little bit every year as I'm sure we will lose one of our free agent offensive linemen.
#5-163) Derrick Locke, RB-Kentucky (5'9", 190lbs, 4.32/40) - here is our new 3rd down back that will hopefully be much, much healthier than Jerious Norwood. He has homerun speed at the tailback position - great pass catcher which is sorely needed to maybe start a foreign concept to MM - the "screen game".
6th and 7th round picks can be used to take fliers on mamoth defensive tackles and project cornerbacks...
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - markdzul - 01-17-2011 06:18 PM
I like it bro...... I like it a lot......
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - kane#7 - 01-17-2011 06:31 PM
If we get Charles Johnson DE and a corner in FA I would love this draft I am a big fan of Rudolph
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - g-dawg - 01-17-2011 06:34 PM
(01-17-2011 06:31 PM)kane#7 Wrote: If we get Charles Johnson DE and a corner in FA I would love this draft I am a big fan of Rudolph
I don't see us getting Charles Johnson........Panthers can retain his rights as he is just a restricted free agent and he is fairly cheap. After losing Peppers to free agency last year - there is no way they are going to let Charles go - Charles is definitely not in charge!
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - mdrake34 - 01-17-2011 06:42 PM
Love it, especially the 1st, 4th and 5th picks.
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - Gritz - 01-17-2011 06:45 PM
We get that draft and find an impact-making DE in FA and we'll be among the best teams in the NFL.
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - The Don™ - 01-17-2011 06:55 PM
Covers our needs and what we exactly need. Good job....
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - cooperbh - 01-17-2011 06:55 PM
You lost me at "given the disappointing season of Dunta Robinson."
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - Paprika Neck - 01-17-2011 07:18 PM
ok dan reeves
RE: Eary Falcons Mock Draft - (first 5 rounds) - g-dawg - 01-17-2011 07:22 PM
I'm no Dan Reeves.....I'm not taking a blocking Tight End in the 1st round and trading next year's first round pick to do it......
take it back Paprika......take it back or I'll stretch your Paprika Neck......