2017 NFL mock draft 1.0: Falcons select Lawson with 31st pick – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In his first mock of the year, the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter has Atlanta taking an Auburn star in the first round.
Report: Freeney to Return for 16th Season – AtlantaFalcons.com
Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that DE Dwight Freeney will return to the NFL in 2017.
Freeney's likely return shouldn't keep Falcons from enhancing pass rush - ESPN
ESPN's Vaughn McClure writes that Atlanta should add more pass rushers this offseason, even if Freeney re-signs with the club for another year.