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Atlanta Falcons 2014 Draft Picks

Updated on May 30, 2014

JAKE MATTHEWS: 1st Rd Pick (Offensive Tackle)

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2014 Draft

ROUND ONE

Jake Matthews, OT (Texas A&M)

ROUND TWO

Ra'Shede Hagean, DT/DE (Minnesota)

ROUND THREE

Dezmun Southward, S (Wisconsin)

ROUND FOUR

Devonta Fereman, RB (Florida State)

ROUND FOUR

Prince Shembo, LB (Notre Dame)

ROUND FIVE

Ricardo Allen, CB (Purdue)

ROUND FIVE

Marquise Spruill, LB (Syracuse)

ROUND SEVEN

Yawin Smallwood, LB (UCONN)

ROUND SEVEN

Tyler Starr, LB (South Dakota)

Jake Matthews, OT

FIRST ROUND: TEXAS A&M

6'5" 308 lbs. 5.02 in the 40-yard sprint.

A lot of Atlanta fans would agree that the number one priority for the Falcons this offseason is to figure out a way to keep Matt Ryan upright. Jake Matthews is a step in the right direction. He'll step in as a starter from Day One.

Jake Matthews Vs. Alabama (2013)

Draft Breakdown

Thank-you to Draft Breakdown for collecting and posting all the game highlights!

Hageman Impressed Scouts at the Combine

Photo via Minnesota Connected
Photo via Minnesota Connected | Source

Ra'Shede Hageman, DE/DT

2nd Round pick: MINNESOTA

One of Atlanta's top priorities was providing a pass rush to give their young corners some help. Hageman was played DT in college but Atlanta has announced that they're listing him as a DE.

Combine Results

4.97

40 YARD SPRINT


35.5"

VERTICAL LEAP


32

BENCH PRESS REPS (225 LBS)

Hageman Highlights Vs. Penn State (2013)

Dezmen Southward, S

ROUND THREE: WISCONSIN

Fast, athletic, "raw" football player. Atlanta needs someone to replace the released Thomas DeCoud.

6 ft.

211 lbs

4.38 40-yard sprint

Southward vs. Arkansas State (2013)

ROUND 4: Devonta Freeman, RB (FSU)

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Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports | Source

Freeman vs. Clemson (2013)

Prince Shembo, LB

ROUND FOUR: NOTRE DAME

Ticking off another item on the Falcons' To-Do List for this offseason. Shembo is projected to be a special teams contributor from Day One.

Mike Mayock says that Notre Dame teammates called Shembo the "toughest guy on the team."

6'1"
253 lbs
4.71 40-yard sprint

Shembo vs. Purdue (2013)

PRINCE SHEMBO, LB (NOTRE DAME)

Original Photo: Robin Alam / IconSMI
Original Photo: Robin Alam / IconSMI | Source

Ricardo Allen, CB

ROUND FIVE: PURDUE

5'9"
187 lbs


The Falcons lost Asante Samuels in the offseason and CB was a need position.

Allen vs. Ohio State (2013)

Marquis Spruill, LB

ROUND FIVE: SYRACUSE

The Falcons traded up for the Inside Linebacker, who was the leader of the Syracuse defense. He's projected to be a backup at first and to possibly contribute on Special Teams.

Marquis Spruill Highlights

Yawin Smallwood, LB (UCONN) - 7th Round

Source

Tyler Starr, LB (South Dakota) - 7th Round

(Univ. of So. Dakota)
(Univ. of So. Dakota) | Source

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