1. DL/LB Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest
Want a pass-rushing chess piece for Mike Nolan? Look no further than the highly athletic, albeit undersized, Whitlock. He can play defensive end, defensive tackle or even linebacker. His quickness, hand usage and intelligence will allow him to provide a legitimate impact at the next level.
2. TE Jacob Pederson, Wisconsin
Atlanta needs an H-back to complement their in-line talent in Levine Toilolo. Pederson is unique in that he can play that H-back role, but he can also line up as an in-line guy next to Toilolo or in Ace formations across from him. The versatility would be welcomed in the Falcons offense.
3. QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
While most expect Lynch to go higher, he hasn't shown anything at quarterback that breeds any confidence into a selection like that. Atlanta would be wise to take on the project and allow him the room to grow into a talented backup.
4. C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
Depth is what the seventh round is all about, and Gabe Ikard could start out as the backup center for a few years. He does have Todd McClure-level potential and could be a surprising long term starter for the Falcons if they don't re-sign Joe Hawley.
5. DE/OLB Tyler Starr, South Dakota
Another unique player who could be considered in the seventh round is a project from South Dakota in Tyler Starr. He's extremely athletic and has ridiculous size for it at 6'5", 250 pounds. He could end up as a defensive end, but his best fit might just be as a linebacker in the 3-4.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.