This couldn't have played out any better for the Falcons. We were eyeing three OTs at 37, traded back to 51 ... and all three guys are still there. So as not to piss off the tin foil hats, I'll avoid naming names, but it ain't that hard to figure out. The Falcons' OL was garbage last year, particularly at the tackle spots after starters Sam Baker and Mike Johnson went out. Both those guys are back, but neither are world-beaters. I think the best fit for Atlanta is Ja'Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
James is the total package: he has experience (49 starts in the SEC), size (6'6", 311 pounds), and athleticism (7.42 3-cone, 4.56 shuttle, 29" vert). He's played in both zone and man/power blocking schemes. He did well in the Senior Bowl. He played RT in college, but his skill set suggests he might be able to move to LT; most likely, he'll start at RT as a rookie (with Baker at LT) and then we'll take it from there. I want a day one starter, and he's the safest of the remaining options, but with the size and athleticism to still have room for growth.
Atlanta's OL now looks like Baker - Blalock - Hawley - Asamoah - James. That's a big improvement from last year.