The 2013 edition of the NFL Combine is now less than two weeks away, as the top draft prospects are set to hit Indianapolis and show off their skills to the thirty-two teams on the four day combine that starts on February 23rd. Despite an impressive 2012 regular season, there is no denying that the Atlanta Falcons need to improve several key positions through this year’s draft, which means that the team should pay special attention to this year’s draft class.
Although it is difficult to accurately predict what the team’s needs will be in April, it is clear that the Falcons’ front office must already have several players in mind when it comes to who they will turn to with their 30th overall pick in the first round of April’s draft. Here are five draft prospects that very well could end up as Atlanta’s first round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft:
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Expectations are high for all five of the players listed, but things could change in a heartbeat if something unexpected—whether it be good or bad—happens during the Combine and before the Draft.