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Atlanta Falcons Will Have Sixth Pick in 2014 NFL Draft

December 31st, 2013 at 12:24 PM
By Graham Waldrop

The dust has settled and it is now known where each team will pick in the first round of next year's NFL draft.  Our Atlanta Falcons have claimed the sixth pick after a dismal 4-12 2013.  

Top targets in the draft like DE Jadeveon Clowney and OT Cliff Matthews maybe gone by the time the Falcons make their selection.  The last time the Falcons had this high of a draft pick was when they traded up in 2011 to claim Julio Jones with the sixth pick of the 2011 draft.  

The Falcons trail the Texans, Rams (who got the second pick from Washington via last year's trade to claim Robert Griffin III), Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and the Oakland Raiders.

The majority of these teams, with the exception of the Rams (who may give QB Sam Bradford another chance), could be looking into drafting a quarterback.  This could help the Falcons chances of claiming one of these two picks who are thought to be the top defensive lineman and offensive lineman, respectively, in the draft.  

GM Thomas Dimitroff has not yet made it known what his priorities are for the draft, but one could assume given the horrible struggles of the D-line and O-line this year, that the earlier draft picks will be spent in these two areas.  

 

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Cliff Matthews, Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jadeveon Clowney, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Robert Griffin III

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