By Andrew Schuster @ShootsMcGavin on May 3, 2014
The 2014 NFL draft kicks off on May 8 and the Atlanta Falcons are looking to have a big weekend in hopes of turning things around after an awful performance last year. As draft day approaches, the gossip starts to spread, so let's take a look at the latest rumors surrounding Mike Smith's squad in the ATL.
Atlanta Falcons' Hall of Fame defensive end Claude Humphrey has been chosen to announce the team's second-round pick in this year's draft. Humphrey was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time First-team All-Pro during his time in Atlanta.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Atlanta Falcons may be looking to target Auburn OT Greg Robinson, if they are able to trade up from the No. 6 overall pick. The team is in desperate need of finding better protection for QB Matt Ryan. Is Robinson their guy?
Now, rumor has it that the Falcons will still be looking to trade down from the No. 6 overall pick. Regardless, they will likely not be drafting in their original spot. The NFL draft is always full of surprises, so there's no telling what Atlanta has in store.
Back in mid-April, the rumor about the trade back to grab Clinton-Dix was a likely scenario, but that changed once the trade up talks for Clowney started to surround the franchise. Apparently, the Alabama defensive back it still on the Falcons' radar. Free agent Dwight Lowery was a nice addition this offseason, but they could use some extra talent at that position after the departure of Thomas DeCoud.
Falcons' draft rumors have been back and forth all week. Are they trading up or down? Clowney or Mack? It goes on, and on, and on. Well as of yesterday, the Falcons are supposedly interested in trading up, but not to grab Clowney. Apparently, they have their eyes on another young talent. Is it Greg Robinson? Is it Khalil Mack? Is it somebody else? The anticipation is really intense with draft day less than a week away.
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