The Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. Cut that 28 in half and you’re at 14, where the Falcons are picking a year after that meltdown. Was that a reach to segue into their pick in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock? Absolutely. But I will take every chance to poke fun at the Falcons after the 10-second runoff fiasco.
Anyways, the Falcons are on the clock and commenter nrs001 is acting general manager in our mock.
So with the 14th overall pick in the POD Community Mock, the Falcons have selected offensive tackle Jonah Williams.
Here’s nrs001’s explanation:
“The Falcons find themselves in the middle of the draft and still with a few holes. A dream scenario would be Ed Oliver falling into the Falcons lap. The Falcons would love to partner a three-technique defensive tackle with Grady Jarrett. The Falcons could also use some secondary depth. The Falcons went out and picked up Jamon Brown and James Carpenter to play guard. Ty Sambrailo was signed to a three extension, however his play has not been at the elite level.
Bringing in Jonah Williams will provide a great complement to Jake Matthews on the right side. Williams has been a great run locker in college and excels in the technical aspects of the position. Williams’ footwork is very fluid and makes him a valuable asset on the line. The big knock on him is arm length and why many are projecting him at guard. I believe the Falcons should try him at right tackle as he has shown ability to block against premier SEC pass rushers and even potential first rounder Clelin Ferrell. Williams should be a cornerstone of a line set to dominate the run and protect the $150 million dollar man Matt Ryan.”
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