Posted: 3:10 pm Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

VIDEO: D. Led – Who the Falcons Will Draft at #6 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter & CineSport’s Noah Coslov discuss the moves the Falcons may or may not make in the NFL Draft and the player that’s getting the most attention right now.


–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. 


–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


Atlanta needs to sit tight and hope a team gets desperate for a QB or maybe Watkins.  I don't think Atlanta should trade down too far because they desperately need one of the 3 T or one of the two OLB that can rush the passer.  Then draft the other position in the second round.  3rd round has to be a S.  Then go back and take another OL and pass rusher with the 4th round picks.  The five picks in rounds 5-7 can be used for TE, WR, RB, etc.  


How could the Falcons NOT draft linemen?  The "o" line was horrid last year.  The LB's are weak also.  But, the biggest need is an OT.


Anyone whose initials aren't AM.  Sammy Watkins, Jake Matthews, Clowney, Bortles.......Any of these, if they're still there.


Perhaps, more importantly, is who the Falcons draft after the first round. 


If Clowney makes it to the forth pick trade up for him. If not get Jake Matthews


Linemen....linemen...linemen.  Go Falcons !!


@TampGator1 Well, if they give up a bunch of picks to move up then you won't have to worry about who they will take in the subsequent founds as much.

They need to sit tight - they can sfill an immediate need at OT and will probably have their choice of Matthews or Lewan at #6.

General consensus is this is a very deep draft and we have a lot of picks to take advantage of that. Last year the "quick fix" & "Super Bowl or bust" mentality blew up in our faces. Don't repeat mistakes!



When so many "can't miss" college players do miss, and when so many middle--and even late--round players do make it, I'd say that getting more draft picks is more sensible than trading them away.  I've read that Lewan is mean as a snake, so if they thought they could get him two or three spots later, I'd say trade down and pick up another draft choice.