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 28.

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

Analysis: "The Falcons appear to be ready to continue rolling with Matt Ryan so trading down is an option. If they stay put, Pitts would be a lot of fun."

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

  • Date: April 23
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "While they field calls, the Falcons ultimately turn them down and pair Pitts with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley."

Todd McShay, ESPN

  • Date: April 20
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "There's, of course, a decent chance new coach Arthur Smith gets his QB of the future with this pick, but I'm not passing on a multidimensional offensive nightmare like Pitts. He can be used all over the formation and is nearly impossible to cover."

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: April 27
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "Adding a playmaker to the offense in Pitts would really make that side of the ball dynamic. With Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Pitts, Matt Ryan would be tough to stop."

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

  • Date: April 18
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Drae Harris, The Draft Network

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

Analysis: "Potentially losing Julio Jones soon, adding a young dynamic weapon like Kyle Pitts could be exactly what Atlanta needs."

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com

  • Date: April 6
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Analysis: "If Atlanta stays at No. 4, I can't see the franchise passing on soon-to-be 36-year-old Matt Ryan's eventual successor."

Peter Schrager, NFL.com

  • Date: April 20
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "Pitts would sure make sense, given what Atlanta's done this offseason. Matt Ryan can still sling it and is accounting for plenty of cap space to do so. Remember, Arthur Smith's offense in Tennessee excelled with tight ends Anthony Firkser and Jonnu Smith, and neither has the otherworldly talent that Pitts possesses."

Danny Kelly, TheRinger.com

  • Date: April 26
  • Falcons pick: No. 4
  • Selection: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Analysis: "The Falcons face a real conundrum here: Do they grab their quarterback of the future―a guy who likely wouldn't play for at least a year, maybe more―or build a high-octane offense around Matt Ryan and worry about the QB-succession plan later? I'm leaning towards the latter, and it helps plenty that Pitts is a rare talent with the upside to develop into a Tony Gonzalez-style player in the team's offense."

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