If you remember the days of waking up and pouring a bowl of cereal to watch the first round of the NFL draft like a child preparing to watch Saturday morning cartoons, you may be a true "draftnik".
It's finally here. For those of us who follow the NFL draft closely, this weekend is better than the Super Bowl.
The Atlanta Falcons have 11 total picks in this year's draft, and Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knows that his team is close to reaching its ultimate goal of bringing the Lombardi Trophy to Atlanta after coming up about 10 yards shy of a Super Bowl berth last year.
By now you're probably familiar with the Falcons' primary draft needs at cornerback, defensive end, linebacker, tight end and defensive tackle.
In addition to those areas, you can expect the Falcons to consider adding depth at running back, wide receiver and along the offensive line during the draft.
As we gear up for the first round of the draft tonight, let's take a look at how the Falcons' big board may look like inside of their war room at Flowery Branch.
After looking at the team's overall big board, we'll project the team's top five targets at cornerback, defensive end, linebacker, tight end and defensive tackle.