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NFL Mock Draft 2016: Atlanta Falcons Select Darron Lee

With the 17th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons (represented by Dave Choate) select...

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Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

Lee is not Shaq Lawson, my preferred pick, but he is a huge addition for a defense generally lacking speed and athleticism. Lee is fast and aggressive enough to handle coverage duties, he's got considerable upside as an outside linebacker in Dan Quinn's scheme, and he may even be able to help out as a pass rusher. Given what was available, and given Lee's immediate ability to fix what ails the Falcons as far as speed and athleticism go, he's a solid pickup here.


Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2016 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team
Selection Team Representative Approval Rating

1 Tennessee Leremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss Chris Dunnells 74%
2 Cleveland Jared Goff, QB, California quickdrawdoc 44%
3 San Diego Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
GhostofHD 65%
4 Dallas DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon Tee Word 52%
5 Jacksonville Myles Jack, LB, UCLA SxSnts9 73%
6 Baltimore Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Lostastic 64%
7 San Francisco Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St. BlackandGold4ever 58%
8 Philadelphia Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State ukesilence 64%
9 Tampa Bay Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State RyanAb9 85%
10 Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St. Johnny BeGood 38%
11 Chicago Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson NOLASaintsBeast 63%
12 New Orleans Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Dave Cariello 69%
13 Miami Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame saintmanumit 45%
14 Oakland Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama Chris Dunnells 60%
15 Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis quickdrawdoc
16 Detroit Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Khannar
17 Atlanta Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State Dave Choate
18 Indianapolis
19 Buffalo
21 Washington
22 Houston
Tee Word
23 Minnesota
24 Cincinnati
25 Pittsburgh
26 Seattle

27 Green Bay
Johnny BeGood
28 Kansas City
29 New England (Forfeited) Forfeited pick --------- --------
30 Arizona
Matt Mosley
31 Carolina
32 Denver