Among the Falcons rookies expected impress is Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, a bowling ball of energy well suited to Dan Quinn's aggressive scheme.
Tampa Bay took the best player in the draft in Jameis Winston with the first pick and with five selections among the first 78 picks, the New Orleans Saints notably added to its roster, as well. It was the Atlanta Falcons, however, which stood out among NFC South clubs during the 2015 NFL Draft.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Missouri defensive end Shane Ray is still on the team's draft board, and he left little doubt that he was serious about the defensive end's status even after a recent marijuana possession citation.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has a penchant for draft deals. If he goes up from No. 8 to secure new coach Dan Quinn's preferred LEO pass-rush specialist, how can he get there?
The draft begins for the Atlanta Falcons at No. 8, the first of eight picks, and new head coach Dan Quinn is not hiding his interest in adding pass rushers. The Falcons unofficial list of 30 visits included nine edge players.
The Atlanta Falcons' season-ending 2014 roster reflects a downturn in draft success. The Falcons landed only five starters in the past five drafts. How would you invest the team's eight picks in 2015?
What should the Atlanta Falcons do with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft? NFLDraftScout.com puts the Falcons on the clock, with a look at team needs, expert picks and best fit.

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