The Falcons have shown some fight through the first four weeks of the season, and they have a 2-2 record to show for it. They aren’t the worst team in the NFL, but they have a pretty brutal schedule. They may still end up picking at the top of the draft, but they’re projected to select 11th right now by Tankathon. In case you don’t know how I do these, I release them bi-weekly and try to mix up the players, so if you think I missed on someone, they may have already been picked. Previous editions are listed below:
Round 1, Pick 11: EDGE Myles Murphy — Clemson
Murphy is a player that is loaded with tools; he has a great first step and long arms to help him bully his way to the quarterback. The Hillgrove product should be able to help out a bad but improving Falcons pass rush almost immediately, especially if he can contribute against the run. He has developed nicely at Clemson, so hopefully that continues in the NFL.
Round 2, Pick 50: CB Garrett Williams — Syracuse
I have had Williams on my radar for a while; the Freshman All American and All ACC Cornerback could be the perfect player to pair with AJ Terrell. Williams is a willing tackler with a nose for the football. He has extremely fluid hips and is a great athlete. He’s shown some good technique and is pretty sticky as a man corner. Through five games in 2022, Williams has a sack, two interceptions, three pass breakups, and a tackle for a loss. He’s the type of do-it-all defensive back the Falcons should covet. I wouldn’t be shocked if he went in the first round in April.
Round 3, Pick 81: RB Chase Brown — Illinois
If you’ve watched Illinois football this season, you have seen Chase Brown pop on almost every offensive snap. He can give Atlanta a nice trio alongside Patterson and Allgeier for now and in the future. Brown is a bruising running back, but he has had an extremely heavy workload in Illinois’ offense. He has shown some more projectability as a pass catcher this season, so I’d be willing to gamble on his upside as a feature back. I really like his balance and ability to hit holes hard for big chunks, evident from his 6.1 yards per carry.
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