Atlanta Falcons Could Draft Former Georgia Bulldog Deandre Baker

Atlanta Falcons, Deandre Baker (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons, Deandre Baker (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcons have plenty of holes on their roster to fix in the upcoming draft. Cornerback is one problem the Falcons could look to address. Meaning there is a chance former Georgia corner Deandre Baker could be headed to Atlanta.

The Atlanta Falcons are shuffling around their defense leaving an opportunity to draft either a defensive lineman or a cornerback in the first round. While an offensive lineman is an option as well it seems more likely they will choose to address the defense.

Deandre Baker graduated from Georgia as one of the best corners the SEC has had in recent memory. He is the definition of a shutdown corner playing tough on big bodied receivers or knocking around smaller receivers.

Baker would be a perfect addition to the Falcons secondary. He is expected to be drafted within three picks of the Falcons though before the NFL Combine it is hard to guess exactly where each player may fall.

It seems likely, however, the Falcons will have a chance to draft the former Georgia corner. A decision that they would be wise to make if they believe they can fix their defensive line through free agency.

If they don’t believe they will be able to spend on defensive free agents Baker will unlikely to be headed to Atlanta. Though the secondary needs help the defensive line is a more pressing need considered how often it was beaten in 2018.

Adding a run-stopping tackle or a passing rushing end with their first-round pick would both be great options for a rebuilding defense. As great as Baker is he may not be the best choice for the Falcons long term if they deem the draft their only option to upgrade the defensive line.

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Wherever he lands there isn’t any doubt Deandre is a first rounder and one of the finest Georgia Bulldogs of the last decade.