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Atlanta Falcons' 2012 NFL Draft Analysis

June 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 180

2nd Round (#55) C Peter Konz, Wisconsin

3rd Round (#91) OT Lamar Holmes, Southern Mississippi

5th Round (#157) FB Bradie Ewing, Wisconsin

5th Round (#164) DE Jonathan Massaquoi, Troy

6th Round (#192) SS Charles Mitchell, Mississippi State

7th Round (#249) DT Travian Robertson, South Carolina

Analysis of Notable Selections:

Peter Konz: Todd McClure is 35-years-old and does not have many years of football left in his body. The Falcons resigned him for just one more season. Konz is a mobile technician who is Atlanta's future center. He can also play right guard until McClure's time in Atlanta is up. Konz was a solid choice for the Falcons.

Lamar Holmes: Holmes is a huge man, but is an average athlete with conditioning concerns. Atlanta was mediocre on the offensive line in 2011 and it made sense to address this area. Holmes is a bit of a project and the Falcons chose him over Bobby Massie. It will be interesting to see which of these two offensive tackles has the better NFL career.

Jonathan Massaquoi: The former Troy defensive end had a strong sophomore season rushing the quarterback. He played overweight last season and was not as productive. He can provide some depth at defensive end, but Massaquoi is mediocre defending the run. Massaquoi may provide some production as a situational pass rusher provided he gets into shape.

2012 NFL Draft Grade: C

Bottom Line: Atlanta did not have a 1st round draft choice due to the Julio Jones trade. The team tried to improve their offensive line and did find a likely long-term answer at center with Peter Konz. The Lamar Holmes selection was questionable as he has a long way to go from a conditioning and technique standpoint. Overall, the Falcons probably added one starter from this draft and remain a team that is unlikely to have playoff success.

http://www.profootballdraftnetwork.com provides extensive pre and post NFL draft analysis. The site features scouting reports, rankings, top values, biggest risks, interviews with college coaches and players and mock drafts.

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