2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Atlanta Falcons, No. 6

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2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Atlanta Falcons, No. 6

Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL former player Deion Sanders announces the number sixty overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Titan Sized collaborative 2014 NFL mock draft. Every weekday leading into the May draft, our team of writers will give their analysis and opinions on potential first-round draft prospects and their eventual whereabouts. Barring changes or conflicts, our schedule will go as follows:

Mar. 31 – Apr. 4: Picks 6-10
Apr. 7-11: Picks 11-15
Apr. 14-18: Picks 16-20
Apr. 21-25: Picks 21-25
Apr. 28 – May 2: Picks 26-30
May 5-6: Picks 31-32

Here’s a list of writers who’ll participate in our 2014 NFL mock draft project:

Editor: Joshua Huffman
Lead Columnist: Nicholas Pitakos
Contributor: Russell Griffin
Contributor: Matias Wodner
Contributor: Stoney Keeley
Contributor: Matt Ward
Contributor: William Oberst
Contributor: Scotty Bakalian

We’ve reached pick No. 6. This selection belongs to the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons entered this offseason with primary draft needs that were very similar to the Tennessee Titans. The Falcons are another team who’s transitioning to a 3-4 defense. They need a pass-rusher. They also need someone who can protect Matt Ryan. Almost every mock draft you see will have Atlanta taking either a new pass-rushing OLB or a bookend tackle to protect their near $100-million investment at quarterback.

It’s time to examine who the Falcons will select at No. 6.

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