2019 Falcons Mock Draft Database: Update 4.0

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

Editor’s Note: Updated on April 7, 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. 5 – CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso): Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
Apr. 4 – Draft Countdown (Scott Wright): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Apr. 4 – Draft Ace (Ryan McCrystal): Garrett Bradbury, OC, N.C. State
Apr. 4 – CBS Sports (Sean Wagner-McGough): Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Apr. 3 – ESPN (Mel Kiper): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 3 – ESPN (Todd McShay): Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Apr. 3 – AtlantaFalcons.com (Matthew Tabeek): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 3 – CBS Sports (Will Brinson): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Apr. 3 – SI.com (Robert Klemko): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Apr. 3 – Draft Wire (Luke Easterling): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Apr. 3 – Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 2 – NFL.com (Charles Davis): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Apr. 2 – Pro Football Focus (Head-to-Head): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 2 – CBS Sports (Tom Fornelli): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Apr. 1 – The Ringer (Danny Kelly): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 1 – The Draft Network (Brad Kelly): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 1 – SB Nation (Dan Kadar): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Apr. 1 – CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Apr. 1 – Walter Football (Charlie Campbell): Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Apr. 1 – The Big Lead (Liam McKeone): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Apr. 1 – Sporting News (April Fools’): Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Mar. 29 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution (D. Orlando Ledbetter): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Mar. 29 – CBS Sports (Cody Benjamin): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Mar. 28 – NFL.com (Chad Reuter): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mar. 28 – CBS Sports (R.J. White): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Mar. 28 – CBS Sports (Jared Dubin): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mar. 28 – Touchdown Wire (Doug Farrar): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Mar. 28 – Yahoo! Sports (Eric Edholm): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mar. 27 – SI.com (Kalyn Kahler): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mar. 26 – CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Mar. 26 – NFL.com (Peter Schrager): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Mar. 25 – Bleacher Report (Matt Miller): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Mar. 25 – The Draft Network (Trevor Sikkema): Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Mar. 25 – FalcFans.com (Aaron Freeman): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Mar. 22 – Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Mar. 21 – NFL.com (Lance Zierlein): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Mar. 19 – Rotoworld (Josh Norris): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Mar. 19 – NFL.com (Bucky Brooks): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Mar. 19 – SI.com (Conor Orr): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mar. 18 – The Draft Network (Benjamin Solak): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Mar. 18 – Rotoworld (Mark Lindquist): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Mar. 11 – The Athletic (Dane Brugler): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Mar. 10 – The Draft Network (Joe Marino): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Mar. 7 – Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mar. 6 – The Athletic (Beat Writers): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Mar. 5 – NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Mar. 4 – The Draft Network (Kyle Crabbs): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 25 – The Draft Network (Jon Ledyard): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Feb. 25 – Draft Analyst (Tony Pauline): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Feb. 19 – NFL.com (Charley Casserley): Jawaan Taylor, OT, FloridaO

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)

Other Notes

Through one week of April, interior defensive linemen continue to dominate mock draft projections for the Falcons, representing 129 (66.5 percent) of the total mocks.

But offensive tackles are taking the lion’s share of the remainder with 32 (or 16.5 percent) of the total.

Edge-rushers have been making a slow push upwards over the past month, claiming 16 (or eight percent) of the mocks. Through the end of February, they appeared in about only four percent of mock drafts.

Cornerbacks round out the top four, with the Falcons projected to take one in 11 (or six percent) of mocks.

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Aaron Freeman
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3 Comments on "2019 Falcons Mock Draft Database: Update 4.0"

  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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