Atlanta Falcons Draft Analysis: Who Will Be Falcons’ First Pick?


Published: March 23, 2009


... any corner with the first-round pick, it is not a need (that the draft can fill).

The Atlanta Falcons have the 24th overall pick in this years draft. The Falcons are looking to re-work the defense this year after last year's amazing resurgence of the offense.

By that logic, we can guess that the Falcons will pick on the defensive side—or will they? I will go over all of the players I think that the Falcons should consider and from that make my judgement. 

James Laurinaitis, inside linebacker, Ohio State:

First, I must say that if the Falcons draft him he would be moved to an outside linebacker position. James is an undersized linebacker who has a mean streak you cannot measure. He is a very instinctive player and more often then not is in the right place at the right time.

James would be a bargain at pick No. 24 The only question with drafting him would be can he make the move to OLB. I believe he can. 

Clay ...

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