Falcons 2018 Draft Recap

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    Here is a more detailed list of the Falcons 2018 draftees.

    1st Round: #17 Overall
    CB Tarvasus McFadden (FSU)
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    The Falcons spent the entire offseason scouting WRs to take in the first round but ultimately they decided only 3 were worthy of the #17 overall pick. Once all 3 of those players were taken before them they turned to their next best player available at any position. That is when they pulled the trigger on McFadden. The Falcons are already pretty solid at CB but they do have some contracts expiring soon and you can never have to much depth at CB.

    2nd Round: #49 Overall
    WR Dante Pettis (Washington)
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    After passing on a WR in Round 1 the Falcons jumped on Pettis in Round 2. Not only can he immediately contribute as a slot receiver on offense but he is a dynamic returner on special teams in fact he is the all-time NCAA leader in punt returns for TDs. So this fills 2 needs the Falcons had after losing Taylor Gabriel to free agency.

    3rd Round: #81 Overall
    Safety Armani Watts (Texas A&M)
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    Armani brings depth to the secondary and adds to special teams on kick coverage. He is just a solid all around football player who plays in an elite conference. Again with decisions needing to be made at the safety position in the near future the Falcons felt they needed to get ahead of the issue and build for the future.

    4th Round: #113 Overall
    LB Micah Kiser (Virginia)

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    The Falcons love this pick and feel like it could be the steal of the draft. Kiser was rated the #1 Inside Linebacker at Draftek and #3 Inside LB at NFLDraftScout. To get a talent that some saw as a 1st or early 2nd round graded player like this in the 4th Round is amazing. Micah might not be a household name around the country but this guy is a baller.

    6th Round: #175 Overall
    QB Jake Browning (Washington)
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    Obviously as long as Matty Ice is in town Browning will not have much chance to see the field. But QB insurance is always a good thing to have. Browning will get some looks in preseason but hopefully that is the last time he will see the field at least for this season. He is not as flashy as some of the other QBs in this draft but he is solid and will not kill you.

    7th Round: #207th Overall
    DE Duke Ejiofor (Wake Forest)
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    The Falcons were surprised Duke slipped all the way to the 7th Round. Again just a really solid football player and again probably not a household name. But Ejiofor will likely be in the Falcons rotation of DEs this season. Will not be a starter day 1 but will contribute in certain situations.
     
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