Posted: 12:07 pm Monday, May 12th, 2014

VIDEO: Reaction to the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 draft 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Did the Falcons fail to address glaring needs in the NFL Draft or improve the team? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s  D. Orlando Ledbetter & CineSport’s Noah Coslov react to the Falcons selections. 

THE ATLANTA FALCONS 2014 DRAFT CLASS

Round 1 / 6 — Jake Matthews, RT, 6-5, 308, Texas A&M

Round 2/37 – Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, 6-6, 318, Minnesota

Round 3/68 – Dezmen Southward, FS, 6-0, 211, Wisconsin

Round 4/103 – Devonta Freeman, RB, 5-8, 206, Florida State

Round 4/139 – Prince Shembo, LB, 6-1, 253 Notre Dame

Round 5/147 – Ricardo Allen, CB, 5-9, 187, Purdue

Round 5/168 – Marquis Spruill, LB, 6-1, 231, Syracuse

Round 7/253 – Yawin Smallwood, LB, 6-2, 246, Connecticut

Round 7/255 – Tyler Starr, LB, 6-4, 250, South Dakota

2 comments
RandyFalcon
RandyFalcon

We did not fill all of our needs but the offseason isn't over yet. Maybe we can pick up some help through the training camp cuts of other teams. 

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@RandyFalcon How could you say we did not fill our needs?...  We were at the bottom of the league in stopping the run.  Also, it is by the grace of GOD that Matt Ryan finished the season without an injury.  He got sacked like 9 times in one game...  We definitely address both O line and D line.