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ICYMI: NFL draft position-by-position articles

Leading up to the draft, we ran our position-by-position analysis on (subscriber content).

 Also, we took a daily look at a NFL prospect who was on the Falcons' draftboard on (free site).

In case you missed an article or two, the links are below.  

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN ($): Michigan OT Taylow Lewan embodies grit, toughness that Falcons seek ($): Matt Ryan is optimistic that offensive line will improve ($): Column by Jeff Schultz -- Falcons can't hide from draft mistakes on lines ($): Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin climbing up draft boards ($): Texas A&M's Jake Matthews to enter the family business, NFL football ($): Top five offensive line prospects for the NFL draft

WIDE RECEIVERS ($): Clemson's Sammy Watkins highlights WR draft prospects ($): Top five wide receivers prospects for the NFL draft

TIGHT ENDS ($): Falcons don't see Tony Gonzalez' replacement in this draft ($): Top five tight end prospects for the NFL draft

DEFENSIVE BACKS ($): Falcons' William Moore likes Louisville's Calvin Pryor ($): Top five defensive back prospects for the NFL draft

RUNNING BACKS ($): Auburn's Tre Mason hopes to make his music in the NFL ($): Top five running back prospects for the NFL draft

QUARTERBACKS ($): No sure-fire prospects for teams in need of QB ($): Top five quarterback prospects for the NFL draft

DEFENSIVE ENDS/EDGE RUSHERS ($): Trade to get Jadeveon Clowney would help Falcons pash rush ($): Top five defensive ends/edge rushers in the NFL draft

SPECIAL TEAMS ($): Kent State's Dri Archer, Oregon's DeAnthony Thomas add value as returners ($): Top five special teams prospects in the NFL draft  


--A look at Louisville LB Preston Brown

--A look at Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

--A look at Texas OLB/DE Jackson Jeffcoat

--A look at West Virginia RB Charles Sims

--A look at Auburn DE Dee Ford

--A look at Brigham Young OLB Kyle Van Noy

--A look at Arizona State OLB/DE Carl Bradford

--A look at Missouri DE Kony Ealy

--A look at Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

--A look at Alabama S Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix

--A look at Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman

--A look at Boston College QB Chase Rettig

--A look at Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas

--A look at Central Florida RB Storm Johnson

--A look at USC TE Xavier Grimble

--A look at Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort

--A look at Louisville S Calvin Prior

--A look at Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

--A look at Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde

--A look at UCLA LB Anthony Barr

--A look at Florida State C Bryan Stork

--A look at South Carolina QB Connor Shaw

--A look at Florida TE/WR Trey Burton

--BLOG:  A list of the confirmed players at LOCALS DAY on Tuesday

--BLOG: FSU linebacker Telvin Smith visited the Falcons on Monday

--Falcons check out Towson State RB Terrance West, CB Jordan Love (UGA transfer)

--MyAJC ($): Eye-test vs. Tape-measure test: Falcons must trust their eyes during draft prep. 


--Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

--12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

--Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

--Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

--MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn's Pro Day

--VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn's Pro Day

--VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn's Pro Day

--Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

--VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.