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ICYMI: NFL draft position-by-position articles

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Leading up to the draft, we ran our position-by-position analysis on MyAjc.com (subscriber content).

 Also, we took a daily look at a NFL prospect who was on the Falcons’ draftboard on AJC.com (free site).

In case you missed an article or two, the links are below.  

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Taylor Lewan, NFL Draft, NFL, Atlanta Falcons, offense, Michigan Wolverines, college football, football

ANN ARBOR, MI – AUGUST 31: Taylor Lewan #77 of the Michigan Wolverines lines up with Louis Palmer #56 of the Central Michigan Chippewas during the first quarter at Michigan Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

MyAjc.com ($): Michigan OT Taylow Lewan embodies grit, toughness that Falcons seek

MyAjc.com ($): Matt Ryan is optimistic that offensive line will improve

MyAjc.com ($): Column by Jeff Schultz — Falcons can’t hide from draft mistakes on lines

MyAjc.com ($): Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin climbing up draft boards

MyAjc.com ($): Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews to enter the family business, NFL football

MyAjc.com ($): Top five offensive line prospects for the NFL draft

WIDE RECEIVERS

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) runs p[ast Florida State linebacker Telvin Smith (22) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) runs p[ast Florida State linebacker Telvin Smith (22) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

MyAjc.com ($): Clemson’s Sammy Watkins highlights WR draft prospects

MyAjc.com ($): Top five wide receivers prospects for the NFL draft

TIGHT ENDS

Texas Tech's Jace Amaro (22) gets by Iowa State's Deon Broomfield (26) and Jeremiah George (52) during their NCAA college football game in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman)

Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro (22) gets by Iowa State’s Deon Broomfield (26) and Jeremiah George (52) during their NCAA college football game in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman)

MyAjc.com ($): Falcons don’t see Tony Gonzalez’ replacement in this draft

MyAjc.com ($): Top five tight end prospects for the NFL draft

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Former Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix could be a plug-and-play replacement for Thomas DeCoud.  (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Former Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix could be a plug-and-play replacement for Thomas DeCoud.
(Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

MyAjc.com ($): Falcons’ William Moore likes Louisville’s Calvin Pryor

MyAjc.com ($): Top five defensive back prospects for the NFL draft

RUNNING BACKS

Carlos Hyde strikes a pose after scoring last season. (Sam Riche / Associated Press ).

Carlos Hyde strikes a pose after scoring last season. (Sam Riche / Associated Press ).

MyAjc.com ($): Auburn’s Tre Mason hopes to make his music in the NFL

MyAjc.com ($): Top five running back prospects for the NFL draft

QUARTERBACKS

Louisville quarterback said he's the No. 1 quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft at the scouting combine. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

Louisville quarterback said he’s the No. 1 quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft at the scouting combine. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

MyAjc.com ($): No sure-fire prospects for teams in need of QB

MyAjc.com ($): Top five quarterback prospects for the NFL draft

DEFENSIVE ENDS/EDGE RUSHERS

NFL Network's Mike Mayock said he can't find a hole in Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack's game.  (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he can’t find a hole in Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack’s game. (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

MyAjc.com ($): Trade to get Jadeveon Clowney would help Falcons pash rush

MyAjc.com ($): Top five defensive ends/edge rushers in the NFL draft

SPECIAL TEAMS

Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is one of the speedsters in the draft. (Steve Dykes / Associated Press)

Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas is one of the speedsters in the draft. (Steve Dykes / Associated Press)

MyAjc.com ($): Kent State’s Dri Archer, Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas add value as returners

MyAjc.com ($): Top five special teams prospects in the NFL draft  

FALCONS’ DRAFT BOARD

Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman was a force in the Big Ten last season. (Photo Credit: GopherSports)

Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was a force in the Big Ten last season. (Photo Credit: GopherSports)

–A look at Louisville LB Preston Brown

–A look at Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

–A look at Texas OLB/DE Jackson Jeffcoat

–A look at West Virginia RB Charles Sims

–A look at Auburn DE Dee Ford

–A look at Brigham Young OLB Kyle Van Noy

–A look at Arizona State OLB/DE Carl Bradford

--A look at Missouri DE Kony Ealy

–A look at Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

–A look at Alabama S Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix

–A look at Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman

–A look at Boston College QB Chase Rettig

–A look at Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas

–A look at Central Florida RB Storm Johnson

–A look at USC TE Xavier Grimble

–A look at Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort

–A look at Louisville S Calvin Prior

–A look at Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

–A look at Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde

–A look at UCLA LB Anthony Barr

–A look at Florida State C Bryan Stork

–A look at South Carolina QB Connor Shaw

–A look at Florida TE/WR Trey Burton

–BLOG: A list of the confirmed players at LOCALS DAY on Tuesday

–BLOG: FSU linebacker Telvin Smith visited the Falcons on Monday

–Falcons check out Towson State RB Terrance West, CB Jordan Love (UGA transfer)

–MyAJC ($): Eye-test vs. Tape-measure test: Falcons must trust their eyes during draft prep. 

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

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