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Atlanta Falcons NFL Draft: The Best Players Left On Day Two

Though the second round of the NFL draft is now less than an hour away, the Falcons will still have some waiting to do until they can make their first pick at No. 55 overall.

But with that said, there is still plenty of talent left on the board. There are at least a few names at every single position, most notably offensive tackle and tight end, that could still be around when the Falcons pick.

And of course, that's not even considering whether the Falcons will trade up like so many other teams have...

Tight End: Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Orson Charles, Ladarius Green

I could see the Falcons taking any of of these four guys tonight. While I'd be absolutely floored if Fleener makes it past the first couple of picks tonight, the other three are certainly fair game for the Falcons. Green might even still be around in the third.

But the most likely of these players to land in Atlanta, I'd imagine, is Allen. The former Clemson Tiger won the Mackey award in 2011 for being the nation's top tight end, and is viewed by most as a viable prospect. Like Tony Gonzalez, he's a former star on the basketball court, and possesses the natural abilities to be a dangerous outlet for Matt Ryan in the passing game.

Offensive Tackle: Cordy Glenn, Bobbie Massie, Jonathan Martin, Mike Adams, Kelechi Osemele

Much to my surprise, just two offensive tackles went off the board in round one, meaning there's a ton of potential for one of these guys to slip down to No. 55. It's obviously the biggest hole on the Falcons roster, and if one is available I think we see Dimitroff pull the trigger.

The guy to watch out for who I really think could fall is Adams. Scouts have been divided on the former Buckeye. While some saw him as a first-rounder, others see him as a player with big-time bust potential. However, he has the physical tools to be a dominant tackle in the NFL, and with time and a little bit of coaching he would easily supplant Sam Baker at left tackle.

Defensive Linemen: Andre Branch, Vinny Curry, Brandon Thompson

If neither tight end nor tackle is available when the Falcons pick, I think we'll see them address the D-line. They need someone to step up the pass-rushing opposite John Abraham, and so far Ray Edwards hasn't quite done the trick. They could also use some depth at D-tackle, where coordinator Mike Nolan hopes to use more variation on his defensive fronts

The guy to watch here is Thompson, another Clemson Tiger who could function either as a nose tackle or simply a large 4-3 d-tackle. Mike Smith loves his defensive linemen, after all.

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