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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons Select TE Kyle Pitts at No. 4

Our first non-quarterback comes off the board.

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With the 4th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select...

Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

The selection and write-up were made by yman1020:

The Falcons are a much better football team than their record indicates. They had one of the toughest SOS in 2020. Drafting at #4 elicits the natural question about the quarterback position. Matt Ryan, statistically at 26 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, 65% completion percentage, and a 93.3 QBR rating, was nearly identical to Baker Mayfield at 26 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, 62.8% completion percentage, and a 95 QBR rating (and we all feel #6 is gonna win us a Super Bowl). Ryan’s contract runs through 2024 and realistically couldn’t be moved until after the 2022 season at the earliest. This buys Atlanta two years before they have to implement a replacement plan at QB.

Looking at their division, the Panthers and Saints (now that Brees retired) are beatable. If they want to stay with the Buccaneers, they have to score more points. Based on their personnel, a high-end running back would greatly help this offense. Their offensive line was rated 21st overall by PFF and could also use an upgrade. They traded a 2nd and 5th round pick to the Ravens last year for Hayden Hurst and a 4th round draft pick. Hurst had a decent year at 56 receptions for 571 yards and 6 touchdowns. Their wide receiver corp is their biggest strength on offense pre-draft. It feels like the team can truly draft best player available, and in this case it is a coin flip between Pitts, Sewell and Chase. I’m not convinced Sewell is an offensive tackle at the next level and Chase is somewhat redundant to what they have. Pitts actually played in 2020 and has as high of a ceiling as any player in this draft.

Pokorny: “The Falcons seem like a stale team, so Pitts might be the type of player to inject some life into the offense again. Otherwise, this team could end up in the same cycle that the Lions were in for so long under Matthew Stafford.”

The Cincinnati Bengals are up next, led by GrandAdmiralThrawn0905.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner