Falcons: Trevor Sikkema has the Falcons taking a Georgia Bulldog in his first mock draft

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Trevor Sikkema of PFF came on Talkin’ Birdy to talk about the Buccaneers during the NFC South Preview Series, and he had some thoughts on who the Falcons should have taken in the 2021 NFL Draft — former Georgia Bulldog and Ohio State Buckeye, Justin Fields.

However, looking forward, it seems that Sikkema has pivoted, at least for now, as he has the Falcons taking big Jordan Davis out of Georgia with the 12th pick in the NFL Draft:

https://twitter.com/TampaBayTre/status/1450811884622462980?s=20

Sikkema has high praise for Davis, and rightfully so. I’m biased, but I think Davis should be a Heisman finalist at this point in the season.

12. ATLANTA FALCONS: IDL JORDAN DAVISGEORGIA
Record: 2-3
Strength of Schedule: .439
PFF Rank: 24th
Remaining Schedule: 18th

 

Find me 15 better college football players than Jordan Davis. You can’t.

People will push back on him being a top-10 or even a top-20 pick because he’s a defensive tackle/nose tackle who doesn’t play that flashy 3-tech pass-rushing style that gets you drafted high at that position.

But here’s the thing: this guy plays like Thanos vs. Thor, Captain America and Ironman in Avengers: Endgame. Throw your best at him, throw multiple people at him — it doesn’t matter. He’s bigger, he’s stronger, and he deserves to be one of the top players chosen in this class.

 

I’m a big fan of Davis, and I would be even if he didn’t play for my alma mater. In my last edition of Mock Draft Monday, I had the Falcons selecting Davis as well. Here’s what I had to say about the mountain out of Athens:

Putting Jordan Davis next to Grady Jarrett would be a scary sight for any defense. Even though he’s 6’7 and 340 pounds, Davis moves like a player half that size. His rare combination of size, strength, and athleticism should appeal to the Falcons, who badly need help on the defensive front. Davis has the potential to play all across the defensive front. His raw gifts and inside-out ability could seriously get him some top-ten consideration.

I think Davis should get some serious consideration as a top-ten pick. Like with Kyle Pitts, position goes out the window when you’re looking at an exceptional talent. When it comes to best player available, it’s hard to find one better than Davis. Throw in the fact that the Falcons need help on the defensive front, and you’re looking at a picture perfect pick for Atlanta.

Thanks for reading about the Georgia Bulldog the Falcons should have their eye on. If you liked this article, make sure you check out another piece from Jake on who the Falcons could trade before the trade deadline.

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