Atlanta Falcons 2023 NFL Draft Picks

The Falcons went 7-10 in the 2022 NFL season and missed the playoffs. To kick off the offseason, the team signed quarterback Taylor Heinicke from Washington and moved its focus to the 2023 NFL Draft.

Here’s a look at the Falcons’ draft picks for 2023.

List of 2023 Falcons Draft Picks and Rounds

The Falcons have eight selections in the 2023 NFL Draft. They start out their 2023 NFL Draft order with the eighth overall pick. Here’s a complete list of the Falcons’ draft picks for 2023.

– 1st Round: 8th overall

– 2nd Round: 44th overall

– 3rd Round: 75th overall

– 4th Round: 110th overall (from Titans)

– 4th Round: 113th overall

– 5th Round: 159th overall (from Jaguars)

– 7th Round: 224th overall (from Raiders)

– 7th Round: 225th overall

The team picked up a fifth-round pick by trading suspended wide receiver Calvin Ridley to the Jacksonville Jaguars. They received the extra seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft due to trading Bryan Edwards to the Raiders. The Julio Jones trade with the Tennessee Titans gifted the team an extra fourth-round selection. There are no compensatory picks for the Falcons this year.

Atlanta Falcons 2023 Mock Draft and Team Needs

The biggest need is going to be upgrading the pass rush with an edge rusher or defensive lineman. Mock drafts have edge rusher Myles Murphy from Clemson and defensive lineman Jalen Carter from Georgia as options in the first round.

It looked like the team was ready to hand the reigns over to rookie QB Desmond Ridder as an NFL starter, but the signing of Heincke in free agency shows there will be a competition at quarterback heading into training camp.

Defense should be the name of the game as the team needs depth at linebacker, cornerback, and safety. Linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. from Cincinnati could be a nice middle-round selection. Also, adding another WR to give some depth after trading Calvin Ridley isn’t a bad option.

The Falcons hope to get back to the playoffs for head coach Arthur Smith for the first time since 2017. The team spent its top-10 pick last season on wide receiver Drake London from USC.

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The highly anticipated NFL Draft is just around the corner, taking place over three action-packed days in April in Kansas City, Missouri. The event starts on April 27th with the First Round selections, which will be broadcasted live on NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

On April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, the second and third rounds will follow, with the final rounds scheduled for April 29th at noon ET. Football enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting experience as teams choose their picks and add fresh talent to their rosters.

Atlanta Falcons Draft Picks FAQs

What is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country go to one of the NFL’s biggest events.

What are the Falcons’ 2023 NFL Draft Picks?

The Falcons have eight picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. They start the draft with the No. 8 overall pick. They don’t have a pick in the sixth round but they have two picks in each of the fourth and seventh rounds.

What pick do the Atlanta Falcons have in the first round?

The Falcons are picking in the top 10 yet again. In 2023, they have the No. 8 pick in the NFL Draft. They spent their top pick in 2022 on Drake London and their 2021 pick on tight end Kyle Pitts – who was known for his insane athleticism.

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