1.27 (27) Justin Houston, DE – Georgia
2.25 (57) Randall Cobb, WR – Kentucky
3.27 (91) Marcus Gilchrist, CB – Clemson
4.25 (124) Lawrence Wilson, OLB – UConn
5.27 (158) Da’Rel Scott, RB – Maryland
6.27 (192) David Arkin, OG – Missouri State
Traded #59 and #210 to Miami for #57.
I like this draft, I think it’s a sneaky draft that’ll be better down the line. Justin Houston in the first was taken before the drug test failure became known, he was a tweener/ 1st round bubble guy to begin with, but I do like his fit in Atlanta. Second round they moved up two picks to secure Randall Cobb, I like him as a compliment to Roddy White I think it’s a good pick. Third round they got Marcus Gilchrest, CB/S tweener. I think this addresses a need. Lawrence Wilson in the fourth is also nice value, he’s a good player that fits their system really well, can be a reserve LB, maybe a rotation guy down the line. Da’Rell Scott in the fifth is a little high for him, he does have a fast 40 time, and will compliment Turner. Arkin is a solid pick, small school guy, could have a big impact. Solid draft, not necessarily dynamic, but I think they did very well.
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