Atlanta Falcons 2019 NFL Draft Grade and Analysis
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2019 Atlanta Falcons Draft:
1-14: Chris Lindstrom, G (Boston College)
1-31: Kaleb McGary, T (Washington)
4-111: Kendall Sheffield, CB (Ohio State)
4-135: John Cominsky, DE (Charleston)
5-152: Qadree Ollison, RB (Pittsburgh)
5-172: Jordan Miller, CB (Washington)
6-203: Marcus Green, RB (Louisiana-Monroe)
Draft Grade: Protect the Franchise
The Falcons were very clear with their first two picks in this draft: they need to protect their QB and establish the run by adding two offensive linemen.
Lindstrom and McGary will both push for starting roles next year, and are physical, tough players.
Sheffield is very raw, but very talented. He won’t see the field in the secondary until he learns the position better, but his ceiling is very high.
They added two running backs late, and seem to want to get to more of a committee of backs, much like the Patriots do instead of focusing on one featured back.
GM: Thomas Dimitroff
Head Coach: Dan Quinn
Offensive Coordinator: Dirk Koetter
Defensive Coordinator: Dan Quinn
Offensive Scheme: West Coast, Vertical
Defensive Scheme: 4-3
Atlanta Falcons, Last Year’s Draft:
1-26: Calvin Ridley, WR (Alabama)
2-58: Isaiah Oliver, CB (Colorado)
3-90: Deadrin Senat, DT (USF)
4-126: Ito Smith, RB (Southern Mississippi)
6-194: Russell Gage, WR (LSU)
6-200: Foyesade Oluokun, S (Yale)