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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons select Bjoern Werner

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Atlanta needs help on the defensive line and gets it here with the addition of Werner.


In the latest edition of SB Nation's mock draft by Dan Kadar, the Atlanta Falcons bolster their defensive line by selecting defensive end Bjoern Werner out of Florida State.

Werner was at one time thought to be a consensus top-five pick, but due to a mediocre combine and others having great workouts, Werner now appears to be a mid to late-round selection.

In 2012, Werner was one of the most ferocious ends in the nation, notching 13 sacks for the Seminoles.

Atlanta could use the help along the defensive front after losing a considerable amount of talent in veteran John Abraham. The Falcons cut Abraham to create more cap space, but in doing so released their best pass rusher, as Abraham led the team with 10 sacks last season.

Osi Umenyiora was signed to add to the pass rush, but he's certainly not the type of every-down player that can fill a void like Werner potentially can.

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