PFF has the Falcons fortifying the offensive line in their post-Super Bowl mock draft

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This is going to be a trendy pick for the Falcons until they re-sign Kaleb McGary, and an even trendier pick if he walks in free agency:

PFF has the Falcons taking Peter Skoronski out of Northwestern, a big, powerful tackle that has guard flexibility:


You might be asking yourself, “Isn’t this high for a prospect who projects to guard?” To that, I’d say: “not with what Arthur Smith wants to do offensively.” They were the run-heaviest team in the NFL last season and rely on their offensive linemen to be athletes who can play in space. Skoronski is precisely that, the type of player who can pair with Chris Lindstrom to boost the Falcons’ rushing attack to a scary level.

It makes sense when you put it this way, but with premium defensive options on the board, I don’t love the pick. Then again, we’ve seen this regime take a tight end and wide receiver with their two first round picks, so I wouldn’t be too surprised. If Skoronski can be Quenton Nelson, who was taken with the sixth overall pick, I can get on board. However, it’s a big risk with the talent at cornerback and potentially quarterback that could be available.

Photographer: Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire

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