Seeing that the Falcons traded away quite a few picks to acquire Julio Jones in last year's draft, Atlanta only has five selections to make in 2012.
They gave away their first and fourth round picks in 2012 to Cleveland, but they can make a splash with what they have left. Atlanta is headed to the playoffs this weekend, so we won't know what exact pick they will get until a later date. However, we can go ahead and check out some plausible scenarios.
As of Week 17, we know the Falcons will get to choose their newest addition to the franchise between picks 53 and 64, depending on how far they make it in the postseason.
The Falcons have plenty of issues to attend to in the offseason, so they will have to make the most of the picks they have. Loads of notable players have been found deep in drafts, so why can't this draft still be a success for Atlanta? Michael Turner was a fifth round pick back in 2004, and Brent Grimes actually went undrafted. I'd say both of those guys have turned out pretty well.
Despite the early nature of this discussion, let's delve into the realm of who could become a Falcon this April. Feel free to comment and give some players you'd like to see Atlanta take, or tell me this is a ridiculous list and I'm way off. Now, on to the list.