The Real Deal Mock Draft: Trades affect Falcons’ board

090426 FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff  and head coach Mike Smith introduce their NFL draft pick, Peria Jerry, Ole Miss defensive tackle, during a press conference at their facility in Flowery Branch Sunday morning. KENT D. JOHNSON / kdjohnson@AJC.COM

090426 FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith introduce their NFL draft pick, Peria Jerry, Ole Miss defensive tackle, during a press conference at their facility in Flowery Branch Sunday morning. KENT D. JOHNSON / kdjohnson@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has watched the flurry of trades in front of the team with intense scrutnity.

First, it was the Washington’s trade for Donovan McNabb, which effectively took the Redskins out of the quarterback

Broncos Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall was traded to Miami. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Broncos Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall was traded to Miami. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

market at the No. 4 spot in this draft.

This week, Miami’s trade for Brandon Marshall took them out of the Dez Bryant derby at the 11th spot. Denver, which picks 12th, is now free to take Bryant or Georgia Tech’s Demaryius Thomas to replace Marshall.

Miami can now take defense. Both of those deals had the Falcons re-adjusting their draft scenarios.

“For instance, Miami ,we now know they are not going to go in a certain direction,” Dimitroff said. “Does that make them more apt to pick a defensive end that might affect us, of course it does. We consider that. But it’s not something that’s going to drive our focus going forward. Our focus right now is our final comparatives.”

Also, don’t be surprised if the Falcons are active during the draft, making a move to get into the second round. New England coach/czar/emperor Bill Belichick, owner of three second round picks, called Dimitroff during coach Mike Smith’s golf tournament on Tuesday.

I don’t think he called just to chat about old times.

Belichick might want to move up to 19 and sling one of those second rounders to the Falcons, with the Falcons dropping back to 22 and still getting their man, Florida center Maurkice Pouncey. That’s a likely scenario if, as predicted in The Real Deal Mock 1.0 (below), Missouri’s Sean Weatherspoon and Michigan’s Brandon Graham are off the board.

The other previous seven Mock were simple warm-ups, here’s the “Real Deal Mock 1.0″ that will run in Sunday’s newspaper. Also, we’ll have the final version on Thursday morning the day of the draft.

AJC’s 2010 MOCK DRAFT: The Real Deal 1.0

Staff writer D. Orlando Ledbetter projects the first round:

1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma, 6-foot-4, 236-pounds. In the last two drafts, the Rams passed on quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. This time they pull the trigger.

2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska, 6-4, 302. Head coach Jim Schwartz, a former defensive

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is headed for St. Louis in the Mock Draft 3.0.

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is headed for St. Louis in the Mock Draft 3.0.

coordinator, values a strong front line.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma, 6-4, 298. The Bucs get someone to anchor the defensive front and hope that he’s another Warren Sapp.

4. Washington Redskins: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma, 6-5, 318. New coach Mike Shanahan wants someone to help get his running attack rolling.

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 307. The Chiefs go with Okung to help anchor the line with last season’s 15th pick Branden Albert.

6. Seattle Seahawks: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech, 6-4, 272. With the retirement of defensive end Patrick Kerney and the trade of defensive end Darryl Tapp, the Seahawks take Morgan.

7. Cleveland Browns: Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee, 5-11 5/8, 211. Only five safeties have been taken in the top 10 over the last 10 years. Berry, of Creekside High, becomes the sixth.

8. Oakland Raiders: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers, 6-6, 325. The Raiders are comfortable with the explanation from Rutgers coach Greg Schiano about Davis’ fluctuating weight.

9. Buffalo Bills: Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa, 6-6, 312. Chan Gailey gets a road-grading blocker to help power the Bills rushing attack.

Some have Clemson flash C.J. Spiller going to Seattle as high as No. 6.

Some have Clemson flash C.J. Spiller going to Seattle as high as No. 6.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama, 6-4, 256. The Jags are not scared off by the fact that McClain has Crohn’s disease.

11. Denver Broncos: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma, 6-2, 225: With the trade of Brandon Marshall, the Broncos are thin at wide receiver.

12. Miami Dolphins: Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas, 6-4, 255: The Dolphins have to replace outside linebackers Joey Porter and Jason Taylor.

13. San Francisco 49ers: Joe Haden, CB, Florida, 5-10 ¾, 193. The 49ers are not afraid of the slow 40-time he ran at the NFL scouting combine.

14. Seattle Seahawks: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson, 5-11, 196. He’s been compared to Reggie Bush and gets picked by Bush’s former college coach Pete Carroll.

15. New York Giants: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri, 6-1, 241. The Giants must replace Antonio Pierce, who was released over the offseason.

16. Tennessee Titans: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida, 6-6, 265: The Titans are in the defensive end market after losing Kyle Vanden Bosch in free agency.

17. San Francisco 49ers: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame, 6-2, 223. The 49ers have seen enough of Alex Smith to know he’s not a franchise quarterback.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan, 6-1, 263. He can play on three downs right away and

 Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham could be selected by the Falcons.  (Tony Ding / Associated Press)

Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham could be selected by the Falcons. (Tony Ding / Associated Press)

provide a pass rush.

19. Atlanta Falcons: Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida, 6-5, 318. If Weatherspoon gets past the Giants, he’s the pick. If not, Pouncey will get a chance to man one of the guard spots while learning how to play center at the pro level under Todd McClure.

20. Houston Texans: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State, 5-10, 194. The Texans get a prospect to replace Dunta Robinson, who signed with the Falcons in free agency.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma, 6-5, 261. The Bengals add a weapon for quarterback Carson Palmer after revamping the receiving corps.

22. New England Patriots: Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State, 6-5, 301. He has the size to play that hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker spot in the mold of Mike Vrabel.

23. Green Bay Packers: Charles Brown, OT, USC, 6-5, 292. The Packers have to add some offensive line help, but could trade down and add picks.

091205 - Tampa - GA Tech's  Demaryius Thomas (8) tries to break away from  Clemson's  Crezdon Butler (18) in the first quarter  during the ACC Championship game on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in Tampa, FL.  (Johnny Crawford - jcrawford@ajc.com)

091205 - Tampa - GA Tech's Demaryius Thomas (8) tries to break away from Clemson's Crezdon Butler (18) in the first quarter during the ACC Championship game on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in Tampa, FL. (Johnny Crawford - jcrawford@ajc.com)

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama, 5-10, 196. Played his career in the shadows of Javier Arenas, but he’s the better pro prospect.

25. Baltimore Ravens: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 224. Perfect spot for Thomas, who can learn from veterans Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason.

26. Arizona Cardinals: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee, 6-2, 329. He is a brute force player who’ll fit nicely along side of Darnell Dockett.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Earl Thomas, S, Texas, 5-10 ¼, 208. The Cowboys like his versatility in coverage.

28. San Diego Chargers: Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State, 5-11, 220. The Chargers try to replace LaDainian Tomlinson with the NCAA’s leading rusher in 2009.

29. New York Jets: Everson Griffen, DE, USC, 6-3, 278. Is a natural fit for Rex Ryan’s defense.

30. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Cook, CB, Virginia, 6-2, 212. The Vikings need a big cornerback to go against the receivers they face in the NFC North.

31. Indianapolis Colts: Michael Iupati, G, Idaho, 6-5, 325. A small school product, who fits nicely in the Colts’ blocking scheme.

32. New Orleans Saints: Jerry Hughes, DE, Texas Christian, 6-2, 257. Hughes reminds some of a young Dwight Freeney.

On the fringe

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow puts the move Georgia cornerback Vance Cuff for a long gain. Tebow broke Herschel Walker's career SEC rushing touchdown record of 49 with a 23-yard running TD in the second quarter. He would add another to start second half.  (Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com)

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow puts the move Georgia cornerback Vance Cuff for a long gain. Tebow broke Herschel Walker's career SEC rushing touchdown record of 49 with a 23-yard running TD in the second quarter. He would add another to start second half. (Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com)

Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland; Colt McCoy, QB, Texas; Tim Tebow, QB, Florida; Taylor Mays, S, USC; Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State; Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech; Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida; Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida; Brian Price, DT, UCLA; Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama and Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers.

217 comments Add your comment

Marcus

April 16th, 2010
9:24 am

wow.
I guess TDs assertions yesterday in MB’s blog kinda solidify the majority of your mocks picking Pouncey.

Tale of Woe

April 16th, 2010
9:25 am

I am willing to bet that Pauncey isn’t the pick (unless we trade down)….C’mon – gives us better information that this

Marcus

April 16th, 2010
9:29 am

BTW, you can send my Morten Anderson throwback / authentic Mo Evans Hawks jersey (jersey No. 1 of course) up here to Delaware ;)

so, if Pouncey is the pick , and plays G while getting cross-trained at C for McClure’s eventual retirement… who gets relegated to 2nd string … Dahl or Blalock?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 16th, 2010
9:30 am

Marcus — If his defensive targets are gone it’ll come down to Pouncey or DTs Jaren Odrick and Brian Price. Smitty wants some beef up front like he had in Jacksonville and Baltimore. That beef will help out the DEs.

Tale of Woe — You’re not paying attention in class!!! Wake up!!1 You’re getting top flight info here.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 16th, 2010
9:32 am

NO to Pouncey- i’m so adament about this- We Need Defense!! You can get a quality Center in the later rounds. BTW, It took Tebow 4 years to do what Herschel did in 3 years. Walker still the king of SEC

Football Fan

April 16th, 2010
9:32 am

There is not a snowball’s chance in Hades that we take Pouncey with our glaring needs on defense.

truth

April 16th, 2010
9:34 am

Pouncey will come to Atlanta. Come guys can you not see the glaring need of o-lineman. It’s time to kick the 800lb gorilla out of the room. Still hang’n with you DLed. We will have the last laugh come draft day.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 16th, 2010
9:36 am

truth- why would we pay 1rst round draft $$ to a center who’ll not even start this year? we need an immediate impact player, worth the $$, that will produce results, hence a DE or LB.

DJ

April 16th, 2010
9:39 am

Seems to me the Falcons have quite a few options (more than 4) at 19. My guess is they will be working hard in the next week to wrestle one of the Patriot’s 3 2nd round picks to move down to 22 and still get someone they would have picked at 19 anyway..

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 16th, 2010
9:39 am

Football Fan, Dr. Ken — You guys can disagree, but you all have not been listening to TD and watching the boards. This is not your average, everyday center. He’ll play next year at guard and learn center from McClure if he lands here. He’s widely considered the best center to enter the draft in years. I was just on to that early. (Pat on back!)

truth

April 16th, 2010
9:41 am

Dr…..you need quality o-linemen to keep your offense on the field to keep your defense rested which will help the defense that much more. Did you not notice we had alot of 3 and outs last year because we couldn’t either create running lanes or give Matt time to survey the feild and get the ball to a receiver.

Bangkapi Ajarn

April 16th, 2010
9:43 am

D-Led, earlier, I saw where TD has 5 targets coming into the draft for 19 (and could consider trading down if 3 of the 5 picks were still there).

Are you confident that the 5 potential picks on TD’s list are Pouncey, Weatherspoon, Price, Odrick, and (Graham??) ?

Marcus

April 16th, 2010
9:43 am

DOL,
if things play out as you predict, who do you think that TD and Smitty believe could be an impact DE or OLB steal in the 3rd round (or 2nd if we trade back into the round)?

bascially, ;) what is your mock pick for round 3-5 :) (straight up, no trade scenarios; makes thing way too complicated). Woudnt mind Troy’s Brandon Lang ….

truth

April 16th, 2010
9:44 am

Also go back and watch the first few games and see what the d-line looked like when we had all the starters on the field. The dline is not as bad as some of you think.

Da truth

April 16th, 2010
9:46 am

settling for Pouncey and playing him at Guard is no good. Better off grabbing a Mike Johnson(AL)etal in the later rounds and getting help for the “d” in rd 1 .

KC in Smyrna

April 16th, 2010
9:48 am

D-Led, I like Dan Williams over the other DT prospects you mentioned (Price or Odrick)

My dream scenario is for Jimmy Clausen to fall to the Falcons pick and the Falcons pick up a high 2nd this year and a 1st next year from one of the teams at the top of the draft. We can then select the best DT, LB, or OL that falls to the pick.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 16th, 2010
9:49 am

truth, while i agree there was a lot of 3 & outs last year and McClure is aging- we did have a lot of starters missing games last year due to injury. like samantha baker every other game & dahl being out for awhile. correct me if im wrong..but our sacks last year was in the bottom of the league. jerry was hurt, abraham was missing, babs was decent, and anderson just plain stinks!!. seems to me that our biggest need is a pass rusher who can knock the qb on his butt.
DLED- Pouncey may be a stud- but is he really worth 1rst round draft $$???

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 16th, 2010
9:51 am

SECOND ROUND ACTION EXPECTED — Also, look for the Falcons to get into the second round. Bill Belichick called TD on Tuesday during Coach Mike Smith’s golf tournament. I don’t think he called just to chat about old times.

Whopper Dawg

April 16th, 2010
9:52 am

Ledbetter,

Just can’t give it up, can you? TD is an idiot if be takes Pouncey at 19. He simply is not a first round talent regardless of who reaches for him. If TD doesn’t go defense with 19, he should trade down.

Man, you have clung to the center through every one of your mocks save one, you gotta do better than that.

By the way, a critical draft for TD this one is, I saw where ESPN rated the Falcons 2007 draft the second worse in NFC south history (not his draft), but 2009 stands to be worse with nary a starter coming out of that draft, and don’t talk about injuries, Perry and Moore had a history of injuries in college and TD pulled that trigger anyway.

truth

April 16th, 2010
9:56 am

Dr……all your points are good. Injuries did play a big part on both sides of the ball last year. I guess that’s why it’s hard to really figure out as fans who to pick. But we all know TD and Smith know what they are doing and whoever they pick will be best for the team. For now we can agree to disagree. Cant’s help but TD bring Pouncey home!! :)

Whopper Dawg

April 16th, 2010
9:57 am

Ledbetter,

Just saw your post to Dr.Ken, no where have I seen Pouncey rated as the best center to come out in years. I have seen in several places where if he came out last year he would have been third rated center and generally is considered a second round talent in nornmal interior linemen years, also Williams ate his lunch when FLA played TN. I realize that he think you scooped everyone and therefore can’t give the center up, but give me a break with the comments.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 16th, 2010
9:58 am

that i can agree on- TD/Smitty will choose the right player. and if this 2nd round rumor is true- something else could be happening before draft day

Matt

April 16th, 2010
10:00 am

Jared Odrick has the ability to play both DE and OLB as a hybrid??????? At 6′5 301 lbs????????? Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… that’s the biggest damn linebacker i’ve ever seen!!!!!!

Matt

April 16th, 2010
10:02 am

Our defense needs a ton of help and we’re going to take a C with our 1st round pick???? Who we taking with the 2nd, a kicker???? And then a FB with our 3rd??? Gimme a $&^#*@ break!!!

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RGO67

April 16th, 2010
10:03 am

I’m with you D-Led. It is sounding like more and more with all the moves that have been made Pouncey may be our man. Due to the fact of other teams needs that are ahead of us and also the word on Pouncey being the best Center in the draft from the last 10yrs.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 16th, 2010
10:04 am

B.A. — Pretty firm on Spoon, Graham and Pouncey as targets. The Gresham visit threw me for a loop and so I’ve got him in there. Then a DT — Price or Odrick. However, K.C. Smyrna makes a good point about Dan Williams, too.

Marcus — SECOND ROUND DEs — Carlos Dunlap, Florida; Corey Wootton, Nwestern; Jermaine Cunningham, Florida; Austin Lane, Murray State; Alex Carrington, Arkansas State (probably third for him). SECOND ROUND OLBS — Navorro Bowman, Penn State; Daryl Washington, TCU; Koa Misi, Utah; Eric Norwood, South Carolina (Falcons think he’s a Mike, though; others like him outside.)

K.C. Smyrna — Good point. (see above)

Dr. — Cash is no longer a factor in the uncapped world. If he plays/starts for 10 years, you’ve got value.

Ree Roe

April 16th, 2010
10:10 am

How many times has our “beatwriter” selected the backup C from Florida in his mock drafts. If the defensive player we want isn’t there we trade down. TD & Smitty will NOT be able to convince me or 95% of Falcons fans that with all our glaring needs on D that a C is more important than an impact defensive player. We need DE or OLB, I don’t care what spin campaign you believe TD or Smitty has said regarding our current players at the position, we need more players on the defensive side of the ball. We can draft a C in the 3rd/4th round

-REEturn of Roe!!

RGO67

April 16th, 2010
10:11 am

Hey what’s the info and rating on Matt Ryan’s former Center Matt Tennant from BC?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 16th, 2010
10:15 am

RG067 — Matt Tennant has a Second to Third round grade. He’s the second rated center in the draft. 6-5, 290. Played at Cincinnati Moeller High.

uuugh...

April 16th, 2010
10:16 am

No thank you to Pouncey. We draft him and I’m not renewing my season tickets. Urban Meyer is a POS…and I’d rather us draft any player from any school other than Florida. To me drafting a Florida player in the first round is way worse than releasing Shockley and T Brown. Atlanta is still in Georgia isn’t it? Drafting this guy would be just like a one of these restaurants around town that doesn’t serve sweet tea…sure there is a place for it but it ain’t here.

JP

April 16th, 2010
10:18 am

I would be okay with Pouncey if we trade down with NE and get a second round. In a perfect world, we could do this, they get Graham and Spoon would still be there for us. I can dream…

Tale of Woe

April 16th, 2010
10:18 am

ohhhh….DOL – My brother in-law used to work for the Falcons (you probably know him very well, he still works in the league.)…I know enough about the NFL to know that there is no way TD is showing his hand and there is a ton of false info out there. I bet we either trade down or draft a LB or DE. No way do we go offensive line.

etadog

April 16th, 2010
10:19 am

Why does no one mention Iupati? TD mentioned offensive lineman who had
potential to play other spots. Iupati has been projected by some to be guard and potential Right Tackle. Dont know if he has feet for LT.I just think that something will go down like last year where no mock drafts had us taking Jerry. Everybody focused on Cushing, Matthews, etc.

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

April 16th, 2010
10:19 am

I don’t trust Bill Belichick, but I do trust that TD is too savvy to be slickered.

RGO67

April 16th, 2010
10:25 am

nola falcon fan

April 16th, 2010
10:28 am

D-Led, stellar work as always and on behalf of the folks reading your info, thanks for staying active in the discussion.

The more I listen to TD, I think we trade out of 19. I think he sees so many options late in round 1, early 2 to get “his player” and picking up more picks ala New England always makes sense. I could see then taking one of the UF guys in round 2 for sure, and at The Branch being happy with it…

Sly Ty

April 16th, 2010
10:29 am

I don’t like Belichek, he hasn’t won a SUPERBOWL since he was caught cheating/stealing other teams signals. He seems to screw over the Raiders every year, I hope he doesn’t screw us over. TD knows Belichek is a chicken hawk waiting to strike.

Georgia Tech For Life

April 16th, 2010
10:34 am

D. Orlando Ledbetter- where will J Dwyer go?

mountain_jim

April 16th, 2010
10:45 am

I thought the Baylor center who we also worked out was higher rated than Tennant, the BC center.

We are drafting a C somewhere, folks. If it’s Pouncey, I do hope we are able to trade down for a 2nd before getting him a litle further down.

devil dawg

April 16th, 2010
10:48 am

I’m just happy that D-Led isn’t giving us all three names anymore. Seriously, as much as you talk about him and want him to get drafted by ATL so that you guys can date, I think we all know who you are talking about without you having to use his entire name. Just say “Maurkice Pouncy is so fine. I can’t wait for our first date.” See, you didn’t have to use LaShawn at all. Idiot.

Dr. Stan

April 16th, 2010
10:52 am

Cody’s stock had been slipping a bit, but the weight loss is a positive development and he should be back on the rise in the near future. Cody was previously considered a Top 5 pick before recent projections said he could fall all the way to the second round. Now, however, Cody should be a sure thing first-round and even a Top 10 selection is not completely out of the question, said Rick Dimon of FF Toolbox.

I think Rick is on to something. I hope the Falcons are playing a game of stealth and are salivating to get him with the 19th pick. The selection of Cody would upgrade the Falcon’s defense by a hundred percent.

truth

April 16th, 2010
11:02 am

Whoever they get…….GO FALCONS!!!!!

screg

April 16th, 2010
11:04 am

What round is Danario Alexander projected to go in?
deffinitely better than any receivers ive seen in the draft so far after watching his highlights. Looks alot like Brandon Marshall. We gotta get this guy to take Jenkins’s spot. Then make jenkins the second slot receiver next to Douglas.

Tea Party Protest Sign Spell Chequer

April 16th, 2010
11:08 am

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WIT PICKIN PUNCY IN THE FIST ROUND.

Real Falcon Fan

April 16th, 2010
11:09 am

D-Led Good info. The real falcon fans appreciate your inside info. We need help on the O-line,OLB,DE and TE. So I hope we are able to trade down and fill more needs.

Roof

Hamp

April 16th, 2010
11:10 am

I like the idea of trading picks with new england especially if that give us a second. We could take pouncey and come back in the second and get which ever one of the two TCU players is left. Think if everyone comes back healthy than this is a good scenerio. I think if jerry and moore come back 100% the defense will shock a lot of people this year.

Nick

April 16th, 2010
11:10 am

Mclain does not have Chron’s disease.

Hindu Elvis Pimp

April 16th, 2010
11:11 am

I’m willing to bet if Pouncy is picked, he gets the chance to beat out McClure. It’s how Smitty does things in Flowery Branch.

I agree with DOL on the Pouncy pick……I have agreed on this pick for quite some time…..At least 30 minutes!

hawesg

April 16th, 2010
11:12 am

The Mancrush will not die, will it. I’d expect Pittsburgh to take Pouncey anyway, since they want to run more between the tackles. But since Dahl just signed his tender, the Falcons now have two decent Guards and a good Center. And the Falcons draft for need.

So, yeah, drafting an interior lineman makes sense…. If you have a mancrush on Pouncey.

Taking an OT to replace Clabo makes more sense than a Center, but don’t let a little thing like NEED interfere with your Mock.

Also, if Graham and Spoon ARE gone, they trade down maybe and get Jerry Hughes instead. He’s a beast pass rush, which is what the Falcons need.