2019 Falcons Mock Draft Database: Update 2.0

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Editor’s Note: Updated on February 21, 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

Feb. 20 – Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Feb. 20 – Draft Ace (Ryan McCrystal): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Feb. 20 – SI.com (Kalyn Kahler): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Feb. 20 – Big Lead (Henry McKenna): Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
Feb. 19 – NFL.com (Charley Casserley): Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Feb. 19 – The Ringer (Danny Kelly): Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Feb. 19 – Draft Wire (Luke Easterling): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 19 – CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson): Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Feb. 18 – ESPN (Mel Kiper): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 18 – The Draft Network (Benjamin Solak): Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
Feb. 18 – Walter Football (Charlie Campbell): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Feb. 17 – Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 14 – CBS Sports (Jared Dubin): Zach Allen, DL, Boston College
Feb. 13 – CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Feb. 12 – NFL.com (Maurice Jones-Drew): Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Feb. 12 – CBS Sports (R.J. White): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Feb. 11 – The Draft Network (Trevor Sikkema): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 7 – ESPN (Todd McShay): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 7 – Draft Countdown (Scott Wright): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 7 – CBS Sports (Will Brinson): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Feb. 7 – CBS Sports (Sean Wagner-McGough): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 5 – The Athletic (Dane Brugler): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 5 – NFL.com (Chad Reuter): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Feb. 5 – Pro Football Focus (Mike Renner): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 5 – Rotoworld (Thor Nystrom): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Feb. 4 – The Draft Network (Joe Marino): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Feb. 4 – Bleacher Report (Matt Miller): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Feb. 4 – CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Feb. 4 – CBS Sports (Tom Fornelli): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Feb. 4 – SB Nation (Dan Kadar): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Feb. 1 – The Big Lead (Jason McIntyre): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Jan. 29 – NFL.com (Lance Zierlein): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Jan. 28 – The Draft Network (Kyle Crabbs): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Jan. 25 – NFL.com (Bucky Brooks): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Jan. 21 – The Draft Network (Jon Ledyard): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Jan. 18 – NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Jan. 15 – Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

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 35 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 77 percent) of the total mocks.

Offensive tackles and cornerbacks tied for a very distant second place, each appearing in three (nine percent) of the total mocks.

February

There will be another update in a couple of weeks for the final tally of February, but there have been some changes so far this month.

Thus far this month, there have been 44 mocks included in the database but only 36 are “unique” ones. Here are the top five most popular projections for the Falcons:

  1. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson (10 total, 8 unique)
  2. DT Ed Oliver, Houston (9 total, 8 unique)
  3. DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State (8 total, 6 unique)
  4. DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson (4 total, 3 unique)
  5. OT Cody Ford, Oklahoma (3 total, 1 unique)

Interior defensive linemen continue to dominate mock draft projections for the Falcons, represent 33 (75 percent) of the total mocks.

But offensive tackles are taking the lion’s share of the remainder with seven (or 16 percent) of the total. Cornerbacks (three) and finally one true edge-rusher (Clelin Ferrell) made an appearance.

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Aaron Freeman
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1 Comment on "2019 Falcons Mock Draft Database: Update 2.0"

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

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