April is officially upon us, and that means the 2012 NFL draft is just a few weeks away.
Teams will be looking to find sure-fire picks throughout the draft, and possibly none more so than the Atlanta Falcons.
After keeping mostly quiet during free agency, Atlanta has many holes to fill and just six picks in this year’s draft to address them.
The Falcons’ first pick won’t come until the second round, and speculations are flying about what prospects they have their eyes set on for the 55th overall selection.
One player who surely has his own list of prospects in mind is Matt Ryan. After a disappointing 24-2 playoff loss to the New York Giants last January, Atlanta’s franchise quarterback can use all the help he can get on offense.
Let’s take a look at five players Ryan might like the Falcons to draft with their opening selection.