2011 NFL Draft Picks: Atlanta Falcons Projections – Results
With free agency unavailable this off-season, it will be interesting to see how each team drafts this spring. Throughout the three days of the 2011 NFL draft, we will be updating this page for the Atlanta Falcons every night to give you analysis of their selection results.
On Thursday NFL teams will only select players in the first round of the draft. On Friday, they will all select their second and third round picks.
Saturday each team will finish of its draft by selecting players through rounds four to seven. Enjoy the draft and come back here later to see our take on players selected for the Atlanta Falcons.
2011 Draft Picks (Before Draft Begins)
|7||28th (from NE)|
Falcons Draft Needs
OLB, DE, OG, OT
Pick 6 Wide Reciever Julio Jones
The Falcons are in desperate need for another impact player in the passing game as Tony Gonzalez is on his last legs and Roddy White is doomed for double teams every week. Julio Jones may never be a Roddy White number one type guy but he can be a difference maker and a big play receiver.
This was a big move for the Falcons as they moved from 27th to 6th to take Jones and they gave up a bunch for Jones.
Fantasy – At best Jones is a late round pick. He will get lots of hype coming into draft day but don’t be the one to pay a mid round pick for him.
91. Outside Linebacker Akeem Dent
145. Running Back Jacquizz Rodgers
192. Kicker Matt Bosher
210. Offensive Lineman Andrew Jackson
230. Defensive Lineman Cliff Matthews