The aggressive trade up to draft first-rounder Julio Jones in 2011 left the Falcons without their first-round pick in this draft. The team went right back to the offensive side of the football once on the clock, taking Wisconsin center Peter Konz (above) in the second and then Southern Miss offensive tackle Lamar Holmes. The hyped Konz is on the ground an awful lot and struggled with injuries. I liked the Falcons' third day of the draft better than their second. Brady Ewing (Wisconsin) is a classic fullback who can blow up linebackers, as well as catch the football. Troy pass rusher Jonathan Massaquoi brings burst off the edge and strong safety Charles Mitchell (Mississippi State) could surprise on defense as well as special teams.
Kirby Lee, US PRESSWIRE