Falcons Projected to Select Exciting Playmaker in Todd McShay's First 2022 NFL Mock Draft

The Atlanta Falcons are projected to select wide receiver Jameson Williams in Todd McShay's first 2022 NFL mock draft.
The Atlanta Falcons are projected to select wide receiver Jameson Williams in Todd McShay's first 2022 NFL mock draft. / Lance King/GettyImages

The NFL season is heading into the final stretch and that means mock drafts are starting to be released by various analysts. The Atlanta Falcons are projected to upgrade their wide receiving core by taking Alabama pass-catcher Jameson Williams in the first round of Todd McShay's first 2022 NFL mock draft.

Falcons Mock Draft

This team has a number of holes to address and drafting a skill player at No. 8 overall definitely comes with some risk. However, it's hard to forget just how different the Falcons' offensive weapons have looked this year. As is stands right now, Russell Gage is the team's No. 1 WR next season.

The team traded away All-Pro Julio Jones in the offseason and have not had Calvin Ridley available due to mental health reasons. Williams is a prospect that has the skillset needed to step in on Day 1 and contribute. He has the speed to match up with any defender and the hands to haul in 50/50 balls.

Williams has been a stud for the Crimson Tide this season. In fact, the 20-year-old ranks amongst FBS' top five players in receiving yards (1,445), receiving touchdowns (15) and yards per catch (21.3). Pairing him up with tight end Kyle Pitts would give quarterback Matt Ryan two dynamic targets.

The 2022 NFL Draft is set to take place through April 28-30. For now, Falcons fans will just have to wait and see what the front office ultimately decides to do. Atlanta is currently out of the playoff picture with a 6-7 record, but they remain in the running for the final NFC Wild Card spot.

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