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With the 2014 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it's time to compose a seven-round mock draft for the Atlanta Falcons.
Perhaps you remember where you were and what you were doing during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft .
The Falcons have been busy revamping their roster this offseason, but there are still opportunities for moves to be made.
Former Daytona Beach Seabreeze and Bethune-Cookman standout Eric Weems, right, has played 5 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and 1 with the Chicago Bears, mainly as a kick returner.
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said Julio Jones ' participation in offseason workouts will be limited as the team continues to monitor the wide receiver's status coming off foot surgery.
The first rule of thumb in recruiting for a program is to lock down its state. Its coaching staff must establish a fence around the borders of its state to let recruits know they're not getting out and to let other programs know they're not getting in.
Atlanta needs a starting safety in the worst possible way after striking out in free agency.
Typically every fan, to one level or another, wants just about every player. If a player has been good, has potential, has a funny name, or maybe was briefly good in college, someone will be clamoring for that guy.
It's a new era for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, as the Atlanta-based postseason matchup that has traditionally featured the and SEC will transition into the group of six bowls in the College Football Playoff rotation following the 2014 season and host its first national semifinal following the 2016 season.
Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack , considered a top-10 lock, will visit with three teams that pick in the top 10 this week.
Most of the attention this week involving the Atlanta Falcons is sure to revolve around the list of pre-draft visitors, which includes defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , outside linebacker Khalil Mack , and offensive tackle Jake Matthews .
The Falcons will be guaranteed a stud with their early first-round pick. But there are some draft sleepers that they need to have at the top of their list because they fit perfectly with what Atlanta likes to do both on and off the field.
Sam Baker can't like hearing about all the offensive linemen the Falcons have eyed recently.
A lot of mock drafts have the Texans taking Clowney, but the evidence suggests to me that they're more likely to trade it or take a quarterback.
The 2011 NFL Draft is memorable for Falcons fans for the blockbuster trade to select Julio Jones with the sixth-overall pick.