Jeremiah: Dexter Lawrence could end up in Atlanta

Dukes & Bell
April 22, 2019 - 3:08 pm

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NFL Network Draft Analyst Daniel Jeremiah joined Dukes & Bell to talk about the upcoming NFL draft, who might be the first overall pick taken, and who might our Falcons take at 14... 

When asked if Kyler Murray would be the number one overall pick.

 “Anything you get this type of year you’re skeptical about it.” Jeremiah said “If I was guessing he will be the first pick, I hope we don’t know until draft night on tv, but I feel 85% confident that’s what the first pick will be.”

Daniel talked about if there could only be one cornerback taken in the first round.

 “No I don’t know what’s going to happen with the corners.” Jeremiah said “There’s a corner who I have as my ninth corner and there’s a team I talked to had him as their top corner, I think the corners are not top 15 this year, but some teams have them outside of the first round so I don’t know what’s going to happen with that position.”

Jeremiah said he can see Ed Oliver going in the top on Thursday.

 “I think it’s likely, I would say three or four are the two most likely landing spots.” Jeremiah said “The Raiders have Mo Hurst who is undersized, then you have Ed Oliver next to him you’re light in the middle so that would cause skepticism for me with that pick.”

When asked about who is the best Defensive lineman from Clemson.

 “For me, I have Wilkins.” Jeremiah said “It’s hard to find interior pass rush, he’s got superior inside outside game so he’s the best. I think Ferrell is an underappreciated guy, I think he can give you eight to ten sacks a year. After that I go big Dexter (Lawrence) I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up going higher than people think, I wouldn’t be shocked if he went in the top 15 and to be honest I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up in Atlanta.”

Could the Falcons get a good Defensive Tackle in the 2nd round of the draft?

 “There’s some good guys there.” Jeremiah said “We will see what happens with Tillery who’s really talented and just had shoulder surgery, and Tristian Hill from Central Florida who I think is pretty good and will be there in the second round so yea you can get a good one in the second round.”