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.
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.
This article is one of a 32-part series in which the goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft who appears to be an especially good schematic fit with his new NFL team.
The Pac-12 characterizes itself as the conference of champions and the 2015 NFL draft could certainly add to the league's reputation if four of its players wind up among the top seven picks as this very early first round mock draft projects.