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WCG Mock Draft - The Atlanta Falcons Select...


Brian Cushing

ANALYSIS: Atlanta would have loved for Peria Jerry to slip to them at this position of #24, but they weren't fortunate enough. They almost selected Glenn Dorsey over Matt Ryan last year which shows how badly they want a defensive tackle for the future. That being said, they also need help at the Linebacker position with Keith Brooking and Michael Boley leaving as Free Agents in the offseason. This presents an interesting predicament as the clear dropoff from Peria Jerry to Evander "Ziggy" Hood goes without question. However, Brian Cushing is the best Linebacker available, albeit as a projected Inside or Outside Linebacker.

James Laurinaitis is also a possibility, but he's best fit at Inside or Weak-Side, and Atlanta signed Mike Peterson as a Free Agent to cover the Weak-Side. Injuries and character issues (Facebook group) are a cause for concern with Cushing, but with the ability to draft a player who more than likely is the best "value" on their board (projected Top 20-25 overall) at a position of need, there is no way Atlanta doesn't jump at picking Brian Cushing, perhaps before even the 5 minute mark hits. 

Pick Team Player Drafter Analysis
1 Detroit Matthew Stafford McRipper Details
2 St. Louis Jason Smith TCBullFrog Details
3 Kansas City Eugene Monroe sabbath999 Details
4 Seattle Michael Crabtree ChiFan13, GeauxBears Details
5 Cleveland Aaron Curry junkhorse Details
6 Cincinnati Michael Oher GeauxBears Details
7 Oakland Jeremy Maclin luckie815 Details
8 Jacksonville B.J. Raji Sackman Details
9 Green Bay Brian Orakpo ChiFan13 Details
10 San Francisco Robert Ayers toghanmahwini Details
11 Buffalo Everette Brown tempchad Details
12 Denver Rey Maualuga ifuwannacrownem Details
13 Washington Andre Smith tommite622 Details
14 New Orleans Malcom Jenkins isuarch80
15 Houston Clay Matthews chase17
16 San Diego Tyson Jackson gillrowdy
17 NY Jets Josh Freeman Bearsguy34
18 Denver Peria Jerry ifuwannacrownem
19 Tampa Bay Mark Sanchez JerBear50
20 Detroit Lions William Beatty tempchad
21 Philadelphia Knowshon Moreno rahulsriram
22 Minnesota Darrius Heyward-Bey ChiFan13
23 New England Chris 'Beanie' Wells Chanman25
24 Atlanta Brian Cushing Bear_Down


On the Clock: Miami Dolphins (GeauxBears)

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