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Atlanta Falcons 2014 Draft Picks
JAKE MATTHEWS: 1st Rd Pick (Offensive Tackle)
Jake Matthews, OT (Texas A&M)
Ra'Shede Hagean, DT/DE (Minnesota)
Dezmun Southward, S (Wisconsin)
Devonta Fereman, RB (Florida State)
Prince Shembo, LB (Notre Dame)
Ricardo Allen, CB (Purdue)
Marquise Spruill, LB (Syracuse)
Yawin Smallwood, LB (UCONN)
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)
Thank-you to Draft Breakdown for collecting and posting all the game highlights!
Hageman Impressed Scouts at the Combine
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.
40 YARD SPRINT
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.
4.38 40-yard sprint
Southward vs. Arkansas State (2013)
ROUND 4: Devonta Freeman, RB (FSU)
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."
4.71 40-yard sprint
Shembo vs. Purdue (2013)
PRINCE SHEMBO, LB (NOTRE DAME)
Ricardo Allen, CB
ROUND FIVE: PURDUE
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.