Looking at pro comparisons for potential Falcons draft targets

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Usually by the week of the NFL draft, most analysts have a pretty good idea of how the top 10 will unfold. However, the 2022 draft appears to be an exception as we are three days away without a clear favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick.

The uncertainty at the top of the draft leaves the door open for a number of different prospects when the Falcons are on the clock at pick No. 8. Fortunately, our friends Doug Farrar and Mark Schofield at Touchdown Wire have provided player comparisons for the top 50 prospects in the draft.

Let’s take a look at TD Wire’s comps for some potential Falcons draft targets.

CB Ahmad Gardner pro comparison: Richard Sherman

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EDGE Travon Walker pro comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul


QB Malik Willis pro comparison: Jalen Hurts

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DB Kyle Hamilton pro comparison: Dewin James

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EDGE Jermaine Johnson pro comparison: Aldon Smith

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DL Jordan Davis pro comparison: Derrick Brown

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WR Drake London pro comparison: Mike Evans

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WR Garrett Wilson pro comparison: Diontae Johnson

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EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux - Julian Peterson


CB Derek Stingley Jr. pro comparison: Stephon Gilmore

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QB Desmond Ridder pro comparison: Ryan Tannehill

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EDGE David Ojabo pro comparison: Cliff Avril

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DL DeMarvin Leal pro comparison: Trey Flowers

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WR Chris Olave pro comparison: Amari Cooper

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The case for drafting QB Malik Willis at No. 8