Atlanta Falcons 2021 NFL Mock Draft Tracker

Find out who draft experts across the country think the Falcons could select in the first round of the NFL Draft

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Editor's note: The mock draft tracker is comprised of mock drafts published by credible media outlets and will be updated weekly through the NFL Draft in April. Tracker reflects all mock drafts through April 8.

As the NFL Draft nears closer, this mock draft tracker will be updated each week to show who draft pundits believe the Falcons will select with their first-round pick.

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports

  • Date: April 5
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "The Falcons could target offensive tackle or QB here, but we keep coming back to Kyle Pitts, who feels like a draft-day layup in much the same way Chase Young was a year ago."

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

  • Date: April 7
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "I do think the Falcons' war room phone will be constantly buzzing if Fields is available when they go on the clock. But they stay put and pick the best tight end prospect we've seen in a very long time."

Todd McShay, ESPN

  • Date: April 5
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Analysis: "Man, this one was tough. Do the Falcons take advantage of the opportunity to take their QB of the future while they have the high pick, or do they turn their attention to the elite offensive playmakers available? QB Trey Lance (North Dakota State) could be the pick, with the chance to learn behind Matt Ryan, but frankly Pitts is just too difficult to pass on. He is a unique talent and a mismatch for any opponent. His 6-foot-6 size, speed and hands would cause fits for defensive coordinators, especially when they already have to account for Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley."

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

  • Date: March 29
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

Analysis: "The Falcons could take a quarterback here to learn behind Matt Ryan or trade out of this spot, but Surtain is the pick they need as a lockdown cornerback."

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

  • Date: March 30
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Analysis: "He is a raw prospect, so he could spend a year or so behind Matt Ryan. His mobility would work in their offense. Lance needs to work on his mechanics."

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

  • Date: March 28
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Drae Harris, The Draft Network

  • Date: April 1
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: Atlanta wrestles with the decision to take and develop a young QB here. But after they decided to restructure Matt Ryan's contract, that gave the team more flexibility to add weapons. Kyle Pitts is one of the very best offensive weapons in this draft. This will make Atlanta's offense dangerous and difficult to guard.

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