There’s a chance that, by the time the Falcons use the sixth pick in the draft, Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack, Greg Robinson, and Jake Matthews will be gone.
So what will the Falcons do at No. 6?
Many presume they wouldn’t take a receiver, due to the presence of Roddy White and Julio Jones. But that may be a faulty presumption, given that White turns 33 later this year, that he missed several games due to injury in 2013, that he predates the arrival of the current regime, and that he’s entering the final year of a contract that he possibly wants to be torn up and extended.
The end result could be that White is traded, and that Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins (pictured) is selected.
The Falcons also could opt to trade down, if a team like the Bills or Lions make an offer that G.M. Thomas Dimitroff can’t refuse.