Most Falcons fans have given little thought to April's NFL Draft since Atlanta still has plenty of business left to attend to on the field this week against the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC Divisional Playoff game at the Georgia Dome.
Nevertheless, as college football's bowl season comes to a close and more underclassmen continue to declare for the draft, it's time to update our early seven-round mock draft for the Falcons.
This mock draft presumes that Atlanta will be picking somewhere in the last four picks of each round. You will be provided with an explanation pertaining to each player selected in this exercise as to: 1) Why the Falcons have a need at the player's position; 2) Why the Falcons would be smart to take the player in the stated round; and 3) How the player would likely fit into Atlanta's plans for 2013.
And now, with their first-round pick, the Atlanta Falcons select...