We are still more than a week away from the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianpolis — which will likely turn many mocks on their heads — but we’ve added some variety this week with several mock drafts new to the Mock Monitor.
In the end, Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson comes away as the most popular selection for the Falcons, one nod ahead of both UCLA OLB/DE Anthony Barr and Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews who each had six.
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South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, who was climbing in our Mock Monitor, earned just one selection this week as news continues to circulate around the prospect drawing the interest of the Houston Texans, who sit with the No. 1 pick.
With the addition of new mock drafts to the Mock Monitor comes the addition of new players, including Missouri DE Kony Ealy and Michigan OT Taylor Lewan, who earns two selections from our sampling of mock drafts.
Of 26 mock drafts that we’re monitoring, 15 of them have the Falcons drafting an offensive lineman and 11 have the Falcons going with a defensive playmaker.
Here’s how the mocks are split this week:
|Prospect||No. of Selections||Who Picked Them|
|Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn||7||Daniel Jeremiah (NFL.com), Dane Brugler (CBSSports.com), Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar, USA Today, Yahoo.com Sports, DraftCountdown.com, DraftSeason.com – Ultimate|
|Anthony Barr, LB/DE, UCLA||6||Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN.com), Bucky Brooks (NFL.com), Charles Davis (NFL.com), Pete Schrager (FoxSports.com), WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell, DraftTek.com|
|Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M||6||Todd McShay (ESPN), Matt Smith (NFL.com), Rob Rang (CBSSports.com), DraftBreakdown.com (Matthew Mochal), DraftSeason.com (Matt Falk), DraftSeason.com (Nick Edlund)|
|Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo||4||Walter Football.com, Chris Burke (Sports Illustrated), RotoWorld.com, DraftSeason.com (Will Lomas)|
|Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan||2||DraftBreakdown.com (Jon Dove), DraftInsider.net|
|Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina||1||Matt Miller (Bleacher Report)|
|Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri||1||SBNation.com|