I think the Falcons are in fantastic shape at the top of the second round; even if they decide to move back, there is a ton of talent at positions of need that should be available.
Azeez Ojulari, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Wyatt Davis, Javonte Williams, Trevon Moehrig, Creed Humphrey, Christian Barmore, etc… pick 35 is looking REALLY good right now. Hate to miss on Joe Tryon, but some great options available.
— SportsTalkATL Jake (@cantguardjake) April 30, 2021
If you want to check out some of my favorite day two prospects, check them out.
Round 2, Pick 35: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
I’d be thrilled with any of the names on my day two prospects list, and I really wouldn’t be shocked to see the Falcons go with Javonte Williams to provide more juice to Arthur Smith’s offense immediately. If Azeez Ojulari’s medicals check out, he’s my top choice here, but I don’t have access to that information. However, if this guy is available, I can’t pass up on Owusu-Koramoah. Owusu-Koramoah isn’t a perfect scheme fit, but I think his versatility could still allow him to be a Swiss Army Knife in Dean Pees’ defense. Even if he ends up primarily in a Keanu Neal-type role for the Falcons, he is way better in coverage and could play plenty of sub-linebacker.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: Second-highest slot coverage grade in the FBS in 2020.
He's a linebacker. pic.twitter.com/pBEPw3aib3
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 22, 2021
With as much nickel as Dean Pees ran at Tennessee, Owusu-Koramoah could be a real weapon if that trend continues; especially with so many good receivers within the division. Pees loves to run multiple sets on defense, and Owusu-Koramoah is a guy that you can move to almost anywhere on the field. He offers a lot of what Isaiah Simmons offered at Clemson, and it’s up to the Falcons to use him in a variety of ways if he is the pick. When you can snag a fantastic coverage safety, sub-linebacker, slot defender, and blitzer; I’m not sure how you pass on that. He may not be a perfect scheme fit — but he’s too talented for me to let him fall past 35.
Round 3, Pick 68: CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford
I could see the Falcons going with a guy like Trey Smith or Quinn Meinerz here, but I trust Dwayne Ledford to develop a guy like Kendrick Greene or David Moore if the Falcons can get him in round four. For now, I’ll continue to build the defense and add a corner with lockdown potential on the outside. Paulson Adebo didn’t play in 2020, but he’s another guy with fantastic ball skills that I really like a lot — he created 27 pass breakups and eight interceptions in two years for Stanford. He tested very well athletically, and I think Dean Pees will covet his versatility. You could consider an edge rusher like Elerson Smith here, but I think Adebo is a perfect schematic fit and has the potential to be the best player on the board. The versatility of Owusu-Koramaoh and Adebo allows the Falcons to focus on the offensive line, running back, backup quarterback, and an edge rusher like Patrick Johnson on day three.
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