2016 NFL Mock Draft: Yarcho Mocks The First Round
By James Yarcho
Head coach Dan Quinn gets his kind of guy here at seventeen. Atlanta needs help at every level on defense to transform into Quinn’s vision, replicating what he had in Seattle. With essentially the top defensive linemen now gone, Quinn sticks to his board and takes the best linebacker available. Darron Lee, who played quarterback and cornerback in High School, has that mental toughness the Falcons need. He has no issue proclaiming to be great and that confidence could go a long way in the pros.
Albeit undersized, Lee is quick and decisive, allowing him to close on the ball carrier quickly and efficiently. Lee is athletic, versatile, and an all-around defensive threat no matter if it’s getting after the quarterback, stopping the run, or dropping into coverage. The Falcons get a potential Pro Bowl player here at seventeen.
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