What a Potential 2018 Atlanta Falcons Draft Could Look Like

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: A detailed view of the pick is in for the
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The Atlanta Falcons have some big decisions to make in the upcoming NFL draft. The Falcons need to fill several key roles.  With their lack of salary cap space, the draft is where those players must come from.

It is integral that the Falcons make the right choices in this draft, especially in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th rounds. The Dirty Bird’s most pressing needs are Defensive Tackle, Pass Rush depth, Slot Receiver, Linebacker Depth, Fullback, and Tight End.

Most projections indicate the Falcons will address their need at defensive tackle with their first selection. It wouldn’t be surprising either to see the Falcons shift up or down in the draft.

That being said, let’s take an in-depth look at what a possible full 7 round Atlanta Falcons’ draft could look like. In order to do so, I conducted 4 different mock drafts, using mock draft simulators. I used walkthemock.com (draft #1), fanspeak.com with walterfootball.com’s draft board (draft #2), fanspeak.com with the fanspeak draft board (draft #3), and firstpick.com (draft #4), to perform the draft simulations.

All simulations are just that, best guesses at a draft with many variables. Variables that will affect who the Falcons choose in the first three rounds in particular.

Here are how the mock drafts turned out: