In the final four rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons hold a total of
seven six picks: two in the fourth (127, 133), one in the fifth ( 163 153), and four in the seventh ( 236, 243, 244, 249).
With the 127th overall pick, the Falcons selected defensive end Malliciah Goodman out of Clemson.
You knew the Falcons were drafting a defensive end; it was just a matter of when. Goodman posted seven sacks last year to go along with four forced fumbles. During his career at Clemson, he totaled 12 sacks and eight forced fumbles.
The thing that stands out about Goodman is the size of his hands.
Six picks later, the Falcons selected tight end Levine Toilolo out of Stanford.
Toilolo is massive at 6’8”. With some development, he could be Tony Gonzalez’s heir apparent. Last season, Toilolo caught 24 passes for 393 yards – that’s an average of 16.4 yards per reception – and four touchdowns. His career numbers at Stanford: 50 receptions for 763 yards and 10 touchdowns.
His draft profile is available here.
The Falcons their fifth-round draft pick (163rd overall) and a seventh-round draft pick (237th overall) to the Chicago Bears in order to move up 10 spots to draft defensive end Stansly Maponga.
At his size (6’2”, 256 lbs), Maponga may fit better as a linebacker in the Falcons’ 4-3 defense. He played college ball at TCU, posting 15.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles during his time there.
Maponga’s draft profile is available for viewing here.
With the 243rd overall draft pick, the Falcons selected safety Kemal Ishmael out of UCF. Ishmael had six interceptions, 19 passes defended, and six forced fumbles during his career. He was a four-year starter – a common theme among players drafted by the Falcons.
Right on the heels of the Ishmael pick, the Falcons used their 244th overall draft pick to select another safety: Notre Dame’s Zeke Motta. He notched two interceptions to go along with nine passes defended and one forced fumble during his Notre Dame career.
Motta’s draft profile can be seen here.
The Falcons drafted quarterback Sean Renfree from Duke with their final pick (249th overall). Renfree threw for 3,113 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions last season. For his collegiate career, he totaled 9,465 yards, 51 touchdowns, and 40 interceptions while completing 64.7 percent of his passes.
Renfree’s draft profile is here.