By: John Wickham

Here is a list of players that I think that could possibly be picked before our 30th overall pick. Of course there are more players than picks because it can be hard to know who is going to be picked because of trades and things like that. Many have said this is due to the draft having a lot of depth and there not being much difference between a player picked from 15-45. They are put into order of position rankings. I somewhat put them in order of when they think they will go. I think the OTs and OGs will go in the 1st 10-15 picks. Same with the top 3 DTs. Milliner will go Top 10 if not Top 5 and at least one of the other CBs will go soon after that. Tavon Austin has been mocked into the mid-teens and you would have to think one of the ILBs will be taken in the Top 20. So I feel the Falcons if they do decide to trade up depending on where to should have several options including at least one of the premier pass rushers and a CB available and possibly a LB like Alec Ogletree if they feel that a coverage LB is needed. I do not see the Falcons trading up for offense again, maybe later in the draft but not in the 1st round. If a trade does not happen, one of these guys in a position of need should be available or a trade down is possible.

1. *Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
3. Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
4. D.J. Fluker, OT, Bama

1. Chance Warmack, OG, Bama
2. Jonathan Cooper, OG, UNC

1. *Sharrif Floyd, DT, UF
2. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
3. *Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
4. Sylvester Williams, DT, UNC
5. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

1. *Dee Milliner, CB, Bama
2. *Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU
3. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
4. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
5. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

1. Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
2. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
3. *Jarvis Jones, OLB, UGA
4. *Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
5. *Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU
6. Tank Carradine, DE, FSU

1. Tavon Austin, WR, WVU
2. *Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
3. *Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

1. Geno Smith, QB ,WVU
2. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
3. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
4. E.J. Manuel, QB, FSU
5. Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State

1. *Alec Ogletree, ILB, UGA
2. *Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
3. Manti Te’o, ILB, ND

1. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

1. *Tyler Eifert, TE, ND