The Falcons are going to be busy bees on NFL Draft weekend coming up in May, as it’s a time for their new coaching staff and organization to regroup after two rough seasons that eventually led to coach Mike Smith getting fired. Discover How High Will Falcons’ NFL Lines Fly in 2015 at Mybookie.ag.
New head coach Dan Quinn and the Falcons new staff will have their work cut out for them, but will also have the benefit of having no less than eight picks in front of them when they get to NFL Draft night, which will take place April 30th to May 2nd, and this year will take place in Chicago.
Here’s a list of the eight picks that the Falcons and staff will have when the draft kicks off, this is unless the team makes a deal to give away or even add more picks to try and get their roster where they want to be.
The Falcons have the 8th overall pick, and one mock draft has the Falcons taking Shane Ray, outside linebacker and defensive end who played his college ball at Missouri.
The club also has another big need, that being at running back. With Steven Jackson gone the team will focus on getting a back at some point, and some think the team will snag Minnesota back David Cobb around the 4th around.
Here’s the complete list of draft picks that the Falcons will have come draft day:
First Round: Eighth pick (Eighth overall)
Second Round: 10th pick (42nd overall)
Third Round: Ninth pick (73rd overall)
Fourth Round: Eighth pick (107th overall)
Fifth Round: 10th pick (146th overall)
Sixth Round: Ninth pick (185th overall)
Seventh Round: Eighth pick (225th overall)
Seventh Round: 32nd pick (249th overall) from New England through St. Louis
While the team has eight picks right now, there’s a chance that it may not be eight come draft day, as reports say Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is getting set for the team to lose a draft pick for their punishment for the “noise gate” investigation.
“We are just so full of scenarios and that’s kind of how we approach the offseason as it is,” Dimitroff said on 680 The Fan Friday morning. “We’ve been very detailed on how we are going to approach things if in fact we have availability at certain points in the draft.”
The league will officially inform the Falcons via a written letter from commissioner Roger Goodell.
“I believe that we’ll be expecting something,” Dimitroff said. “Usually, when you get indication from the league it is via print.”
How that penalty will effect the Falcons 2015 draft remains to be seen, but as of now, the team is getting set to add players that could revamp a team that needs plenty of help.