The Atlanta Falcons posted a mock draft from their official twitter account from draft analyst Chad Reuter. While Reuter isn’t a big name in NFL Draft media, the fact that the Falcons posted it lends credibility right away.
With the Atlanta’s first pick Reuter has the Falcons staying put at No. 4 and taking tight end Kyle Pitts out of Florida. While we don’t advocate for a pass catcher at No. 4, there’s no doubt Pitts is in the argument for the best player available in this draft.
There is a lot of smoke around the Falcons and Pitts. We detailed that last week.
Reuter has the Falcons trading up for their second round pick back into the first round to take edge rusher Jayson Oweh from Penn State. As amazing as teammate Micah Parson’s pro day was, Oweh’s was better. He was bigger, faster, quicker, and more explosive at 6’5 and 257 pounds.
Oweh is a high risk, high reward type of player. His production hasn’t been there yet as he’s relatively new to football, but the minute he puts on his pads, he’s one of the most athletic players in the NFL.
Reuter has the Falcons taking running back Kenneth Gainwell out of Memphis in the third round. Gainwell rushed for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019. With only 235 carries in college, he’s got a lot of mileage left on the tread. NFL Mock Draft Database has him as the fifth best running back in the class.
With a fifth round pick, Reuter has Atlanta taking Jamie Newman from Wake Forest / UGA. Frankly after watching Newman at the Senior Bowl, even the fifth round would be a reach for him. But in the fifth round, it would be a relatively low risk pick.