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Will Darron Lee be the second OSU player drafted?

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With the 17th pick in the Cincy Jungle Community NFL Mock Draft, Atlanta Falcons GM, RMK selects...

Darron Lee, linebacker, Ohio State University

With Sheldon Rankins, Shaq Lawson, and Leonard Floyd off the board, ideally the Falcons would trade down and add picks. Since there are no trades in this mock though, the Falcons will select Darron Lee out of OSU.

Dan Quinn was hired because the Falcons' defense needed to improve to keep pace in the NFC South. With two good corners in Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant, and a promising young pass rusher in Vic Beasley, their biggest needs lie in the center of the defense, where there are plenty of players available this draft to help them.

In the end I chose Darron Lee due to his ability to play sideline-to-sideline and his impressive coverage ability at the linebacker position. His upside compares to Lavonte David, but he'll need to improve on his tackling form and perhaps bulk up to succeed in the NFL.

Also considered: Noah Spence, Andrew Billings, Jarran Reed, Vernon Butler, Jaylon Smith, Karl Joseph

Mock Draft Order:

1. TitansOT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

2. BrownsQB Jared Goff, California

3. ChargersCB Jalen Ramsey, FSU

4. CowboysDE Joey Bosa, OSU

5. JaguarsLB Myles Jack, UCLA

6. RavensRB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

7. 49ers - DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon

8. Eagles - CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

9. Buccaneers - DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

10. Giants - OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

11. Bears - LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia

12. Saints - DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

13. DolphinsLB Reggie Ragland,  Alabama

14. Raiders - CB Mackenzie Alexander, Clemson

15. RamsQB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

16. Lions - DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson

17. Falcons - LB Darron Lee, OSU