And with the #55 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons Select...

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                              Virginia Tech CB Victor Harris

RedNose with the pick...

With a lot of good offensive talent, Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith have to think very hard about passing on some good prospects in favor of filling their glaring defensive wholes. By addressing linebacker in the 1st round and in free agency with veteran backer Mike Peterson, the Falcons have one component of their defense fortified. Now they need at least 1 bulky DT and 1 heady cornerback. Even though the decision the need at DT is probably greatest, there is no one the Falcons want to select with their 2nd rounder, so that will have to wait until the 3rd, 4th, or 5th round where their might be better value.

That leaves 3 prospects to mull over. A need at CB, and a couple of offensive game changers are the choices. The Falcons are not yet good enough on offense to start dismissing impact players even at positions where need may not be great. That said, as sexy as the offensive choices are, there is a corner that the Falcons have their sights on that they just cannot stand to let fall to another team. So the selection is Victor "Macho" Harris.

Here is the scouting report from NFLDraftscout:

"Positives: Natural playmaker. … Versatile athlete with the skills to help at multiple positions. … Alert zone defender. … Reads the quarterback's eyes and closes quickly on the ball. … Reliable open-field tackler who flashes explosiveness as a hitter. … Willing to dirty his jersey against the run. … Good lateral agility to elude blockers and will come up aggressively in run support. … At least adequate hip flexibility and straight-line speed. … Natural hands for the interception. … Can track the ball over either shoulder. … Good leaping ability and times his leaps well. … Can highpoint passes and shows the strong hands to snatch passes out of the air. … Reliable hands as a returner. … Good vision and burst as a returner.

Negatives: Might lack the hip flexibility and straight-line speed for man coverage. … Inconsistent press technique and lacks the burst to keep up with faster receivers if he misses his initial punch. … Likes to go for the intimidating hit and will occasionally fail to wrap up properly when dropping his shoulder into the ballcarrier. … Plays a flashy, emotional game and can get carried away on the field, drawing penalties."

Sounds a lot like a certain former teammate of his that we're all now very familiar with. If he plays as well as Brandon Flowers has so far, he'll get over the "lack of straight-line speed" critique.

Round 1 is here.

Previous pick: C Eric Wood

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock: Miami Dolphins (shraggyj) and Baltimore Ravens (Ben S)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

Pick Round 2 Selection Date Approval Rating
1(33) Detroit Lions - UCrawford  CB Darius Butler Weds., April 8th 48%
2(34) New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman  DE Robert Ayers Weds., April 8th 67%
3(35) St. Louis Rams - Lanier63  DT Evander Hood Thursday, April 9th 55%
4(36) Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway  DE Connor Barwin Thursday, April 9th 68%
5(37) Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel  OT William Beatty Friday, April 10th 67%
6(38) Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic  C Max Unger Friday, April 10th 68%
7(39) Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns  G Duke Robinson Monday, April 13th 72%
8(40) Oakland Raiders - mushin T Phil Loadholt Monday, April 13th 68%
9(41) Green Bay Packers - JasonM  DT Ron Brace Tuesday, April 14th 62%
10(42) Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread DE Michael Johnson Tuesday, April 14th 60%
11(43) San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch DE/LB Larry English Weds. April 15th 67%
12(44) Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj  WR Kenny Britt Weds. April 15th 69%
13(45) New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s  LB Clint Sintim Thursday, April 16th 64%
14(46) Houston Texans - ChiefsDude FS Louis Delmas Thursday, April 16th 37%
15(47) New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman DE/OLB Paul Kruger Friday, April 17th 64%
16(48) Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose  RB Donald Brown Friday, April 17th 41%
17(49) Chicago Bears - Holmeslice C Jonathan Luigs Monday, April 20th
18(50) Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway  RB Shonn Green Monday, April 20th
19(51) Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
SS William Moore
Monday, April 20th
20(52) New York Jets - PSUkegreen WR Mohamed Massaquoi Tuesday, April 21st
21(53) Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717  RB LeSean McCoy Tuesday, April 21st
22(54) Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56  C Eric Wood Tuesday, April 21st
23(55) Atlanta Falcons - RedNose CB Victor Harris
Weds. April 22nd
24(56) Miami Dolphins - shraggyj   Weds. April 22nd
25(57) Baltimore Ravens - Ben S   Weds. April 22nd
26(58) New England Patriots - connerman   Thursday, April 23rd
27(59) Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808   Thursday, April 23rd
28(60) New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s   Thursday, April 23rd
29(61) Indianapolis Colts - saskwatch   Friday, April 24th
30(62) Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99   Friday, April 24th
31(63) Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH   Friday, April 24th
32(64) Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33   Friday, April 24th

 

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