At 55 to the Falcons. Atlanta Falcons


Top needs: DE, OL, OLB, CB, TE

Rd 2 (55) OT/G Kelechi Osemele, Iowa St.
Rd 3 (84) DE Olivier Vernon, Miami (Fl.)

Analysis: Atlanta fans may not be familiar with the names, but both guys should be able to find their way into the rotation because they play need positions. Osemele played left tackle at Iowa State, but he's a guy I'm looking to move inside to become a mauler in the run game. He has the size (333 pounds) to engulf smaller defenders, and you'll see that because he can get to the edge and flatten linebackers. He's a nice addition up front. Vernon is a 4-3 defensive end prospect who shows a good first step and can develop as a pass-rusher, but also holds up pretty well against the run. Both guys are needs picks, but there isn't a value sacrifice.