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Draft Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Pick 24: Atlanta Falcons

Strengths: Offensive skills
Weaknesses: Depth, secondary
The Pick: Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama

Man, talk about a team on the rise. With the move to pick up Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, this team is in great shape offensively.
The defense is solid, if lacking stars. Johnson, a former walk-on, probably will never a star, either. He will, however, be a productive safety with the potential to be a long-term fixture at free safety in the Atlanta secondary.
Note that Johnson really began to blossom under the tutelage of Nick Saban. Slick Nick has proven to be an outstanding evaluator of talent to go along with his skills as a teacher of defense. That should get a scout's attention when it comes to Johnson.