The Atlanta Falcons used this draft strictly to address needs that could possibly put them back in the playoff hunt. First, the Falcons addressed the offensive line because they were battered by opposing defenses last season. Atlanta’s line play was so bad that the Falcons used their first two picks on offensive lineman. Lindstrom and McGary will be looking to plug holes on the inside and on the outside of the line respectively.
The second need that the Falcons had to address was the secondary. Drafting Sheffield and Miller should help in that category because Atlanta was scorched way too many times last season. Secondary depth is absolutely crucial in the now pass-happy NFL.
Cominsky should add to the defensive line depth as a strong-side defensive end because Atlanta also needs help in stopping the run.
Ollison is definitely a need pick as the Falcons need a back-up running back after RB Tevin Coleman signed with the 49ers as a free agent. With his size, Ollison should fit in nicely as the second running back as well as the short-yardage RB.
Green will be fighting for a roster spot as a kick returner or as a slot receiver.
Grade: The picks made by the Falcons were solely based upon need. I give them a C.
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