Posted: 1:49 pm Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

VIDEO: Falcons gearing up for NFL draft 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Does the Falcons’ recent draft history mean they are more willing to move up? The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter & CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss this and what areas Atlanta needs to improve.

Here is when the Falcons will select. The NFL draft is set for May 8-10:

  • Round 1 – No. 6 overall
  • Round 2 – No. 37 overall
  • Round 3 – No. 68 overall
  • Round 4 – No. 103 overall
  • Round 4 – No. 139 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 5 – No. 147 overall
  • Round 6 – No. 182 overall
  • Round 7 – No. 220 overall
  • Round 7 – No. 253 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 7 – No. 255 overall (compensatory)

FALCONS REWIND

–Blog: Falcons are not switching to a 3-4 defense front, they’ve been using it for past 2 seasons

–Blog: New jersey numbers picked; Devin Hester to wear No. 17

–Blog: Falcons awarded three compensatory picks

–Blog: Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader in 2014

–Blog: Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

–Blog: Falcons release FB Bradie Ewing

–Blog: Falcons WR Roddy White owes Mercer fan some prime tickets

–Blog: Falcons owner Arthur Blank engaged to be married.  

–Blog: Former Falcons WR Kevin Cone to work out for Carolina

–Blog: Falcons re-sign defensive tackle Peria Jerry

–Blog: NFL to move forward on cleaning up ‘on-field’ language

MEET THE FREE AGENT SIGNEES

–MyAJC ($): Falcons spend $80 million in free agency to buy toughness

–Las Vegas doesn’t like Falcons’ free agency moves

–Falcons Free Agency Tracker — Falcons have committed $107.36 million to salaries 

–Q&A with PR/KR/WR Devin Hester

–Q&A with Falcons right guard Jon Asamoah

–Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

–Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

2014 NFL DRAFT CENTRAL

–Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

–12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

–Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

–Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

–MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn’s Pro Day

–Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

–VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day 

8 comments
Dman
Dman

I won't be disappointed if we move up and get Clowney. I won't be upset if we stay at 6 and get Kahlil Mack. I won't be upset if we trade down to 13 and get a good solid offensive lineman and a boatload of extra picks. No matter what we do, we will be improving our team. Rise Up Atlanta...

AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

We are in a position to make some HUGE changes with this team and get right back into the playoffs this year.  I like, I mean REALLY LIKE Clowney, but we cant trade up to get him.  We have to be patient, protect the franchise ( and we all know that the franchise is the $100 million dollar elephant in the room) and sign one of those graders.......i.e. Robinson or Matthews. I dont trust Baker (even when healthy), dont know Holmes after one year, still cant get a read on Johnson because he was hurt, and dont have any other tackle on the roster that I can appreciate! Come on people one name.................Trueblood..............sigh!

THEN..............

The quartet of GM's are supposed to find diamonds in the second and third round that will come into the fold ready to play! And they have to hit on the 4th round pick as well.  With all this brain trust at the Branch I expect them to do just that.  Would love to see you in the Black and Red Clowney,  we have champagne taste, however we have to hang with the beer guys at this years draft.............

I think someone else says it well.......lineman......lineman.......lineman!

Jetiredo
Jetiredo

God I hope we dont trade up because this team has DEPTH issues if Clowney, Greg Robinson or Khalil Mack are there at 6 then take one of them if not lets trade back to get even more depth. Because we need a RT, TE, FS, Pass Rusher, LBs, and another big bruising RB because I dont believe in Steven Jackson

AlwaysReady
AlwaysReady

Clowney ... Clowney ... Clowney .. with rising up & moving up.

Dasdguy
Dasdguy

Linemen...linemen....linemen..w/o moving up in the draft.

LeftisnotRight
LeftisnotRight

@AnsweredTHIS Stay focused...linemen, linemen, linemen.......Linemen will set them free! ...Don't move up!

AlwaysReady
AlwaysReady

@Jetiredo


Clowney solves DEPTH issues,

 because it takes 2 to 3 players to account for his size & SPEED on every play.