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Mocks: Who will the Falcons draft at No. 17?

A look at whom the ESPN experts think Atlanta will pick at No. 17 in Round 1 of tonight's NFL draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN):

  • Mel Kiper Jr.: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio St.
  • Todd McShay: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
  • Louis Riddick: Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky
  • NFL Nation: Lee
NFL draft cheat sheet (Insider)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Kerney will announce the Falcons' second-round pick in this year's draft. It was previously released that Pro Bowl FB Patrick DiMarco will announce the third-round pick.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida safety Keanu Neal to me just now: "Would love if I get a call from ATL." Falcons have the 17th overall pick going into the draft.

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10hSharon Katz

Ranking best, worst drafting teams in Round 1

Which teams have cashed in the most with their first-round picks over the past 10 years? Sharon Katz ranks them from 1-32, as Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft approaches Thursday night.

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2016 NFL draft cheat sheet

Need a last-minute crash course on the 2016 draft now that it's finally here? Don't worry; Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Louis Riddick and the rest of our draft experts have you covered.

1dTodd McShay

McShay: Top 2016 draft prospects by position

Who ended up as Todd McShay's No. 1 overall WR: Josh Doctson or Laquon Treadwell? As the 2016 NFL draft nears, Todd gives his final position-by-position rankings.

Falcons select Darron Lee in NFL Nation mock draft (0:58)

Breaking down Atlanta's biggest need

Football Outsiders takes a detailed look at all 32 teams leading into the NFL draft and breaks down every team's biggest need. For the Falcons, that means a close look at their lackluster pass rush. 2016 draft guides (Insider)

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2dTodd McShay

McShay's Top 300 prospects for 2016 NFL draft

After he watched countless hours of tape to finalize his prospect evaluations, Todd McShay's Top 300 for the 2016 NFL draft is finally set. Have at it.

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2dMel Kiper

Kiper's final 2016 Big Board: Top 300 prospects

Mel Kiper puts together his final ranking of prospects for the 2016 NFL draft, with offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil holding onto the No. 1 position. The list goes 300 deep.

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2dTodd McShay

McShay's final tier rankings for 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft doesn't have the top-end talent of years past, but the depth is impressive. Todd McShay separates every prospect with at least a third-round grade into six different tiers.

Falcons need to add picks to find value

Vaughn McClure predicts Atlanta will move down in the first round, possibly picking up a third-round selection in the process. The Falcons will then use that later first-round choice on Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry. Draft predictions

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3dTodd McShay

McShay's Ultimate 2016 NFL Draft Preview

Most overrated and underrated. Biggest risers and fallers. Best athletes pound-for-pound. Todd McShay dissects it all in his NFL draft preview.

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Freeman now one of NFL's most versatile

Kevin Weidl tackles the biggest NFL draft steals of the past five years for NFC teams. For Atlanta, that was RB Devonta Freeman, who the Falcons selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft (103rd overall). Biggest draft steals for the last five years (Insider)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announced they have exercised the 5th year option on Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant. He will make $8.026 million in 2017.

Team Stats

Passing Yards273.76th
Rushing Yards100.718th
Points For21.2Tied-21st
Points Against21.614th

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