Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: How to Fix Biggest Problems in 7 Rounds

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Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: How to Fix Biggest Problems in 7 Rounds
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The Atlanta Falcons have some holes despite their 12-2 record and already having the division title and a top three seed in the NFC playoffs locked up.

First off, the running game needs work. The blocking looked much better in the game versus the Giants, but overall, the running backs need to hit the hole much harder than they have been. A talented hungry running back would always be a good idea to bring in.

In pass protection, the Falcons also have been doing much better as the year has run along. Sam Baker has been a nice surprise, but he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and tackle depth is needed at a minimum even if he is retained.

The Falcons also need some more options in the passing game. Competition for Harry Douglas in the slot and someone to eventually or even initially replace Tony Gonzalez should be of high priority. A guy who can backup at quarterback and also act as a Brian Finneran-clone wouldn't be a bad idea to have either.

After that, the Falcons need a true pass-rusher. Someone who can line up anywhere on the front seven and just get after the quarterback. Some defensive depth wouldn't hurt either in the defensive tackle and linebacker groups.

Overall, the Falcons' main needs are all depth. They have a ton of talent in the starting groups, but they could use some more depth all over the team. The good teams keep their starting talent. The best teams also build depth behind that talent.

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