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Round 7, Pick 236: TE Zach Sudfeld, Nevada
The Falcons need someone to learn and grow from Tony Gonzalez's influence. That man should be Zach Sudfeld out of Nevada. He's a 6'6", 260-pound tight end who can block, catch and use his body to create separation.
Round 7, No. 243 Overall: OLB Michael Clay, Oregon
Michael Clay is an excellent outside linebacker who can cover tight ends and play special teams. He's also someone that can end up competing for the starting role at long snapper. His fighting spirit on and off the field makes him a good player to take a late round flyer on despite a lack of natural talent.
Round 7, No. 244 Overall: CB Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech
Atlanta taking some more special teams help here at corner in Rod Sweeting makes a ton of sense. However, Sweeting does provide some solid coverage ability and talented depth at cornerback. Sweeting has a ton of potential as a Robert McClain-type developmental pick.
Round 7, Pick 249: RB Knile Davis, Arkansas
With their final pick in the draft, the Falcons would be wise to take a flyer on Knile Davis—should he last this long, of course. Davis has the size, speed and strength to be a top running back in the NFL when Steven Jackson would retire.
All stats used are either from Pro Football Focus' Premium Stats, ESPN, CFBStats or the NFL. All contract information is courtesy Spotrac and Rotoworld. All recruiting rankings come from 247Sports.com.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.