NFL Mock Draft 2015: Pre-Combine Projections

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8. Atlanta Falcons

Nov 29, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs the ball past Florida Gators defensive lineman Dante Fowler Jr. (6) and linebacker Antonio Morrison (3) during the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

44. Atlanta are another team that needs to upgrade their pass rush. The Falcons ranked dead last in passing defense in 2014, and Dante Fowler is an obvious selection at number eight. Fowler is quick and athletic, and can rush the passer effectively as well as drop into coverage. For the Falcons, this is just the beginning, but Fowler’s presence would give their defense a much needed lift.. DE. Florida. Dante Fowler. 8. player

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