It is never too early to talk about mock drafts, and of course they are always a joy to read and critique. SI has the Falcons taking CB Kyle Wilson of Boise State with the 19th (or it could be 20th) selection.
The search for the draft’s No. 2-rated cornerback behind Florida’s Joe Haden at this week’s Senior Bowl turned up a surprising name, that of the former Bronco defensive back, Wilson. He has blanketed receivers on behalf of the North squad, and has made play after play on the ball. There’s no team that needs cornerback help more than Atlanta, and look for Wilson to continue to climb up teams’ draft boards.
There’s no doubt that the Falcons must get better in the secondary, but unless Kyle Wilson is going to start day one, shutting down half the field, this pick seems like it is a tad on the risky side. An improved pass rush would do wonders to protect the secondary, speaking of which …
This site has the Falcons turning to Florida DE Joe Haden.
Perhaps more than anything Atlanta needs a top-flight cornerback but Florida’s Joe Haden is going to be long, long gone by this point and after him there is a huge dropoff at the position. With that in mind the Falcons could turn their attention to Haden’s former Gator teammate, Carlos Dunlap.
I am all for second chances, but based on some recent off the field incidents, I cannot see the Falcons taking someone that may have any sort of character question marks.I do like where these two mock drafts take the Falcons – the secondary and defensive line must improve, significantly, right away.