The Falcons are approaching the third draft under the new regime. Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot have had top-10 picks every cycle and are primed to land another marquee prospect.
Atlanta made Kyle Pitts the highest-drafted tight end in league history and followed that up by making Drake London the highest-drafted receiver in last year’s class.
With the roster as well-rounded as it’s been in years, the Falcons are in a real best player available position. Pitts was arguably the most talented prospect in the 2021 class, and London has an argument. One thing that remained consistent was both were present at their respective drafts.
The Falcons select WR Drake London with the 8th pick after selecting TE Kyle Pitts 4th overall last year.
They're the first team to pick a WR and TE in the top 10 of consecutive drafts since the Browns selected Kellen Winslow Jr. and Braylon Edwards in 2004 & 2005, respectively. pic.twitter.com/F8gr8D24SA
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 29, 2022
It’s a special moment for these athletes who work their entire lives for the moment the NFL commissioner walks across that stage and calls their name. It’s the culmination of years of blood, sweat, and tears — not to sound cheesy.
It’s also a pretty cool moment for the fans. The NFL Draft is one of the year’s biggest events, and this year’s will be no different in Kansas City. Falcons fans will potentially see which player’s jersey they’ll buy next because a slew of prospects will be in attendance at the end of the month.
Seventeen prospects are now confirmed to attend the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, Missouri, two weeks from tonight: pic.twitter.com/kx80L9glqJ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2023
Jalen Carter, Christian Gonzalez, Tyree Wilson, and Devon Witherspoon are all possible selections. The Falcons have been connected to all four as well as Lukas Van Ness, Nolan Smith, and Peter Skoronski, who will not be in attendance.
One of the best times of the year is approaching, and we’re about to potentially watch the next great Falcons player walk across the stage.
Photographer: Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire
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