8 Late-Round Prospects That Would Be a Perfect Match for the Atlanta Falcons

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8 Late-Round Prospects That Would Be a Perfect Match for the Atlanta Falcons
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The third and final day of the NFL draft is typically what separates hardcore NFL fans from casual NFL observers. 

At this point in the proceedings, most of the prospects whose names don't require a Google search when they're called from the podium have found their NFL homes. 

Even still, top-tier NFL talent evaluators consistently find core players for their teams in Rounds 4-7 of the draft.

In his five years in Atlanta, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has had mixed success with his late-round draft picks.  Players like Jacquizz Rodgers (fifth round, 2011) and Kroy Biermann (fifth Round, 2008) were hits, while William Middleton (fifth round, 2009) and Wilrey Fontenot (seventh round, 2008) were not.

Generally, teams are looking for special teams players and backups in the later rounds of the draft, so the risk associated with drafting a player between Rounds 4 and 7 is far less tangible than it is for a player being taken during the first three rounds.

Atlanta has 11 total picks in the 2013 draft, and eight of them will be used on the draft's final day.

Let's get acquainted with eight late-round prospects who are good fits for the Falcons and analyze how each prospect could fit into Atlanta's plans in 2013.

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