With the 24th Pick in the 2009 MCM Mock Draft....

....the Atlanta Falcons (represented by Kayne) select....

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Connor Barwin, LB/DE, Cincinnati

This might be a stretch of a pick for the Falcons here, but I like Barwin a lot. The Falcons need a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball after some key free agent losses. They also need to improve their pass rush dramatically. I went back and forth with numerous players---DT Ziggy Hood, DE/OLB Larry English, TE Brandon Pettigrew, S Louis Delmas, CB Alphonso Smith....and even some more guys beyond that. This pick would have been a lot easier had Matthews or Cushing still been available.

Barwin (6-4, 256 lbs) played DE this past season for Cincinnati, but played TE before that. He is very athletic, having even played one season of basketball for the Bearcats. He should be able to make the transition to OLB in the NFL. He recorded a 40 time of 4.5 at Cincinnati's Pro Day, so he has very good speed. He also had a 40.5 inch vertical leap. He can play OLB, DE, and even some TE if it truly comes down to it. He is a hard worker and very coachable, he would be a very good fit for the Falcons.    

The Miami Dolphins are on the clock..

Click through the jump to see the entire draft.

 

  1. Detroit- Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
  2. St. Louis- Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
  3. Kansas City- B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
  4. Seattle- Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
  5. Cleveland- Brian Orakpu, DE, Texas
  6. Cincinnati- Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
  7. Oakland- Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
  8. Jacksonville- Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss
  9. Green Bay- Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
  10. San Francisco- Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
  11. Buffalo- Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
  12. Denver- Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
  13. Washington- Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
  14. New Orleans- Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
  15. Houston- Clay Matthews, LB, USC
  16. San Deigo- Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
  17. New York Jets- Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
  18. Chicago- Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
  19. Tampa Bay- Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
  20. Detroit- Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss
  21. Philadelphia- Chris "Beanie" Wells, RB, Ohio State
  22. Minnesota- Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
  23. New England- Brian Cushing, LB, USC
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