Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/28/13
4. (Compensatory Pick) Defensive LinemanThe Falcons have a lot of good defensive line players including Jonathan Babineaux, but sometimes it seems like that line is being pushed around a little too easily.  They need to get some more beef on the line to run Mike Nolan’s 3-4 defenses. The Falcons need a big defensive tackle or two to clog up the middle on run plays and collapse the pocket on the quarterback on passing plays.  Look to see two quality defensive linemen join the Falcons during the Draft and several more to compete in training camp. With their 4th  round (compensatory) pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select: Kwame Gathers, University of Georgia.This is a 6-5, 355-pound defensive tackle. This will give the Falcons some much-needed size in the middle. Since Kwame came out of school early before he was the feature defensive tackle for the University of Georgia, he will go in the later rounds, though he may be as good as a second-round talent. If Gathers is n...
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