NFL Draft: 5 Florida players the Falcons should consider

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Deen Worley
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The Florida Gators are the next team up in our school-by-school look at possible draft prospects for the Falcons to consider. Previously, I have outlineda handful of players from Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina.

Today, let’s check out five Gators prospects that could find themselves on Atlanta’s radar.

Kyle Pitts - TE

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Projection: Top 10 Kyle Pitts is a hailed as the next generational tight end to enter the NFL, possessing elite speed and athleticism for the position. His ball skills and lengthy frame make him a legit threat in the red zone. Pitts has shown time and time again that he can go above the rim to bring the ball in. While his blocking skills still need some work, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith could help develop the young tight end in this area.

Kyle Trask - QB

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Projection: Round 2 It is no secret the Falcons need and will bring in a quarterback. Matt Ryan is currently the only QB in Atlanta and Kyle Trask could be a viable option the team could get after the first round. Trask is a very accurate passer and has a decent arm. However, his lack of mobility may be off-putting for a number of teams as he struggles to evade pressure.

Kadarius Toney - WR

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Projection: Rounds 3 - 5 Kadarius Toney was a true play-maker for the Florida offense in 2020 and could be a strong utility player at the next level as well. Despite being listed as a receiver, Toney has experience lining up as a running back and catching passes out of the backfield. He has elite top-end speed and can get to it very quickly. The Falcons need a game-changing player like Toney, who could be a potential day-two selection. Fun fact: Toney originally came to Florida as a quarterback.

Marco Wilson - CB

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Projection: Rounds 5 - 7 Florida cornerback Marco Wilson's biggest claim to fame is the infamous "shoe-tossing incident" that ultimately won the game for LSU. Wilson, who's brother played for Florida in 2007, never really lived up to expectations and his college career was largely marred by injuries. He also needs to work on his ball skills as he too often fails to locate the ball in the air. However, he does have good enough speed to be used in cover-three or cover-four sets.

Kyree Campbell - DL

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Projection: Rounds 6 - 7 Campbell could be a key rotational player for the Falcons' presumptive 3-4 defense. He is more known for his athletic traits, making him more of a developmental project, but this deep in the draft, athleticism can go a long way. While he has shown the ability to shoot the gap, Campbell often gets caught poking his chest up and taking himself out of the play. With some time to develop in Dean Pees' defense, he's worth a look late in the draft.

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