2019 Falcons Mock Draft Database: FINAL Update

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY SportsUniversity of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver

Editor’s Note: Updated on April 25, 2019

It has been a couple of years since I last posted a collection of mock drafts in order to keep an eye on which players are most frequently projected to be the Atlanta Falcons first-round pick. I think it’s about time I brought it back!

Unlike previous years where I would collect and link to mock drafts from a massive pool of draft-related websites, this year I’m going to keep the pool of linked sites a little more streamlined and exclusive. In 2019, I’m striving for quality over quantity.

Date – Site: Player, Position, School

Apr. 25 – FalcFans.com (Aaron Freeman): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 24 – NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 25 – ESPN (Mel Kiper): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 25 – ESPN (Todd McShay): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 24 – Rotoworld (Josh Norris): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 25 – The Athletic (Dane Brugler): Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Apr. 25 – Bleacher Report (Matt Miller): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Apr. 25 – SI.com (Albert Breer): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 25 – CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Apr. 25 – NFL.com (Bucky Brooks): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Apr. 25 – NFL.com (Lance Zierlein): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Apr. 25 – NFL.com (Peter Schrager): Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Apr. 25 – NFL.com (Charley Casserly): Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Apr. 25 – Draft Ace (Ryan McCrystal): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 25 – The Draft Network (Trevor Sikkema): Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
Apr. 25 – Pro Football Focus (Mike Renner): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Apr. 25 – Rotoworld (Evan Silva): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 25 – Yahoo! Sports (Eric Edholm): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 25 – CBS Sports (Jared Dubin): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 25 – Draft Wire (Luke Easterling): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Apr. 25 – Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – Atlanta Falcons.com (Matthew Tabeek): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Apr. 24 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution (D. Orlando Ledbetter): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Apr. 24 – The Draft Network (Kyle Crabbs): Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Apr. 24 – The Draft Network (Joe Marino): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Apr. 24 – The Draft Network (Benjamin Solak): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 24 – The Draft Network (Brad Kelly): Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Apr. 24 – CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – CBS Sports (Will Brinson): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – Optimum Scouting (Eric Galko): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 24 – Draft Countdown (Scott Wright): Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Apr. 24 – SB Nation (Dan Kadar): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Apr. 24 – Walter Football (Charlie Campbell): Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Apr. 24 – Draft Analyst (Tony Pauline): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – The Ringer (Danny Kelly): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Apr. 24 – Pro Football Talk (Mike Florio): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 24 – SI.com (Social Media): Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
Apr. 23 – NFL.com (Rhett Lewis): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 23 – NFL.com (Charles Davis): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 23 – ESPN (NFL Nation): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Apr. 23 – CBS Sports (R.J. White): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Apr. 23 – Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Apr. 23 – Touchdown Wire (Doug Farrar): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Every year I try and keep track of mock drafts that qualify as “unique” ones, meaning that they’re updated with a new, different player selected for the Falcons.

There are many websites that roll out weekly mock drafts that won’t make significant changes in each subsequent version. That will ultimately wind up mucking up the data when we look at the overall trends that occur throughout the offseason when looking at which players are most popularly projected to the Falcons.

January

There were a total of 34 mocks included from the month of January, with 33 of them qualifying as “unique” ones. Here are the top five players most frequently projected to the Falcons:

  1. DT Ed Oliver, Houston (9 total, 9 unique)
  2. DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State (8 total, 7 unique)
  3. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson (4 total, 4 unique)
  4. DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson (3 total, 3 unique)
  5. OT Jonah Williams, Alabama (2 total, 2 unique)
  6. DL Rashan Gary, Michigan (2 total, 2 unique)
  7. LB Devin White, LSU (2 total, 2 unique)

Interior defensive linemen were the most frequently projected players mocked to the Falcons, represent 27 (or 79 percent) of the total mocks.

Offensive tackles finished a very distant second place, appearing in three (nine percent) of the total mocks with cornerback lagging behind in two (six percent).

February

There were a total of 61 mock drafts compiled during the month of February with 51 being “unique” ones. Here are the top five most popular projections for the Falcons:

  1. DT Ed Oliver, Houston (15 total, 11 unique)
  2. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson (14 total, 12 unique)
  3. DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State (8 total, 6 unique)
  4. OT Cody Ford, Oklahoma (4 total, 2 unique)
  5. DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson (3 total, 3 unique)
  6. CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia (3 total, 3 unique)
  7. OT Jonah Williams, Alabama (3 total, 3 unique)

March

In March, there were a total of 78 mocks surveyed, with 56 of them being “unique” ones. Here are the top five most popular projections for the Falcons:

  1. DT Ed Oliver, Houston (24 total, 14 unique)
  2. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson (17 total, 10 unique)
  3. OT Cody Ford, Oklahoma (8 total, 7 unique)
  4. OT Jonah Williams, Alabama (8 total, 7 unique)
  5. DL Rashan Gary, Michigan (7 total, 5 unique)

April

In April, there were 118 mocks monitored, with 88 of them being “unique” ones. Here are the five most popular projections for the Falcons:

  1. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson (32 total, 19 unique)
  2. DE Brian Burns, Florida State (12 total, 11 unique)
  3. DT Ed Oliver, Houston (12 total, 11 unique)
  4. DL Rashan Gary, Michigan (10 total, 7 unique)
  5. DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson (8 total, 3 unique)

Total

All in all, there were 291 mocks collected, with 227 of them being “unique” ones. Here are the top ten most mocked players to the Falcons this offseason:

  1. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson (67 total, 45 unique)
  2. DT Ed Oliver, Houston (60 total, 45 unique)
  3. OT Jonah Williams, Alabama (20 total, 17 unique)
  4. OT Cody Ford, Oklahoma (19 total, 16 unique)
  5. DL Rashan Gary, Michigan (19 total, 14 unique)
  6. DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State (17 total, 14 unique)
  7. DE Brian Burns, Florida State (15 total, 14 unique)
  8. DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson (14 total, 8 unique)
  9. DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State (9 total, 9 unique)
  10. CB Greedy Williams, LSU (9 total, 7 unique)

Other Notes

Interior defensive linemen dominated mock draft projections for the Falcons, representing 175 (60 percent) of the total mocks.

Offensive tackles came in second place, appearing in 54 mocks or 18.6 percent of the total.

Edge-rushers were next up, claiming 39 (or 13 percent) of mocks.

Cornerbacks rounded out the top four positions, with the Falcons projected to take a cover man in 16 (or 5.5 percent) of mocks.

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Aaron Freeman
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3 Comments on "2019 Falcons Mock Draft Database: FINAL Update"

  1. I hope the Majority is right about us grabbing ED Oliver!! That will be perfect!!!!

  2. Pudge you going to update your mock draft?

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