Atlanta Falcons: Updated 2017 Full Mock Draft 2.0
The Atlanta Falcons have finally reached their bye week in the 2016 season and 6-4 with the No. 1 scoring offense, No. 2 passing offense, and No. 2 in overall offense.
The Atlanta Falcons have done a very good job at this point of the season to establish an identity of being a team that takes advantage of inconsistency from division foes, and being a team that shows gradual improvements from the disaster that was the 2015 season.
So with a little break within the season, what better time to install the latest mock draft for the Atlanta Falcons, than now? Atlanta’s needs are quite obvious from our last mock draft, which are defensive tackle, pass rusher, shoring up depth/possible new starters on the offensive line and at free safety.
The 2017 free agency will be interesting for the Falcons as well. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if the Falcons are less active in free agency period next offseason when compared to the 2016 free agency. This draft will be able to shore up a number of needs for the Falcons. Here is the new updated mock for the Falcons.
Defensive End, Illinois
Smoot provides a quality blend of power, speed, with improving instincts. He has shown bend from time to time around the edge and with time, Smoot can refine his pass rushing arsenal to be a well-rounded pass rusher. Having his unique ability along with Falcons edge rusher Vic Beasley can mesh quite well and will provide a nice weapon on a defensive line that is still in need for a boost in pass rushing.