Atlanta Falcons 2021 mock draft tracker

Atlanta currently holds the fourth and 35th picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Let's dive in to some first-round picks from the latest mock drafts floating around the Internet.

Falcons tight end Hurst hosts charity golf tournament, looks forward to next season

Last fall, Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst opened up about his struggles with depression in a piece on the team's website. While he had talked about those topics in the past, that video attracted a huge amount of attention, helping propel his charitable efforts to expand awareness about mental health, especially among young people.

Falcons head coach attends Georgia Tech Pro Day

New Falcons Head Coach Arthur Smith was down on the flats for Georgia Tech Pro Day. The Jackets had a handful of players working out, and maybe the biggest name is All American punter Pressley Harvin. With no NFL Combine this year, this was players one chance to impress scouts and that made a stressful day even tougher for guys like receiver Jalen Camp.

Mock draft talk: Bucky Brooks of NFL.com

Falcons GM Terry Fontenot recently said they are not going to be afraid to build on strengths, including the quarterback position, in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Kelly Price talks to a NFL Draft expert this week who thinks adding a QB not named Justin Fields to the roster is the right move for Atlanta.

Mock draft talk: Matt Miller of TheDraftScout.com

With their first top-5 pick since they brought in Matty Ice back in 2008, the Falcons have the pick of the litter in a very offensive top-heavy draft this April. Could Terry Fontenot gift Arthur Smith with an offensive chess piece that isn't a quarterback? Kelly Price asks another NFL Draft insider this week about that avenue -- one that Dawgs fans might have a hard time cheering for.

Falcons releasing safety Ricardo Allen

The Atlanta Falcons are releasing safety Ricardo Allen after 7 seasons with the club. They are also releasing defensive lineman Allen Bailey. A team source confirmed the move to FOX 5 prior to the announcement, which was first reported Thursday afternoon by ESPN.

Mock draft talk: Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports

With their first-round pick last year, the Falcons brought in cornerback A.J. Terrell, who by all accounts had a great rookie campaign. Now, with Atlanta picking much higher at No. 4 overall, could they complement the Westlake High alum with another top-flight corner? Kelly Price asks another NFL Draft expert this week about that take, which may ruffle some Falcon fans' feathers hoping for a QB at No. 4.

Mock draft talk: Ian Wharton of Complex Sports

Kelly Price gets the latest takes every week from draft experts on what the Falcons could do in the 2021 NFL Draft, and with the No. 4 overall pick, Complex Sports' Ian Wharton thinks the Falcons should bring in an immediate-impact pass rusher with a cheap price tag.

Falcons players Benkert and Ridley take part in charity Fortnite tournament

A pair of Atlanta Falcons are trying to show they're the best NFL player at one of the world's most popular video games. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley and quarterback Kurt Benkert are taking part in the "Streamer Bowl II", a charity Fortnite tournament being played the Thursday before the Super Bowl.

Mock draft talk: Dane Brugler of The Athletic

This 2021 NFL Draft class has plenty of quarterback talent, and with the fourth overall selection, the Falcons are poised to make a pick that can change the direction of the franchise — whatever position they target. New Falcons GM Terry Fontenot has said he is of the "best available" philosophy, and with the No. 4 overall pick, the talent level of a best-available prospect is very high. Kelly Price gets the latest takes every week from draft experts on what the Falcons could do in the 2021 NFL Draft.