Dec 22, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boise State Broncos coach Chris Petersen (left) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (5) hoist the 2012 Maaco Bowl trophy after the game against the Washington Huskies at Sam Boyd Stadium. Boise State defeated Washington 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Mock Draft 2013: Atlanta Falcons Select...

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The Atlanta Falcons select Jamar Taylor.

I fully believe that the Falcons will be trading up to select one of the draft’s top cornerbacks, but if they somehow stay put at 30th overall it looks like Jamar Taylor would be the pick. After months of sifting through cornerback prospects, the dust is settling and the Boise State product is on the right side of the first-round.

He’s shot up draft boards recently and for good reason. Hayden possesses the skills to be a true lockdown cornerback in the NFL and don’t mistake the Falcons wanting to trade up as a sign that Taylor isn’t worthy of a first round selection. Don’t be surprised to see a team like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade back into the first round to take Taylor if he’s available, as he won’t last long on the second day.

The Falcons want to trade up, and that’s likely what they’re going to do. But Taylor is a solid choice and while he’s no Dee Milliner, he’s got the upside to be a real threat on whoever is lucky enough to take him.

Here is how the draft currently stands:

1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns — Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals — Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills —  Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
9. New York Jets — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
10. Tennessee Titans — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers —  Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
12. Miami Dolphins —  Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
13. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay) — Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
14. Carolina Panthers — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints — Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU
16. St. Louis Rams — Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
18. Dallas Cowboys — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
19. New York Giants — Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears — Manti Te’o, linebacker, Notre Dame
21. Cincinnati Bengals — D.J. Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
22. St, Louis Rams (via Washington) — Eric Reid, safety, LSU
23. Minnesota Vikings — Arthur Brown, linebacker, Kansas State
24. Indianapolis Colts — Datone Jones, defensive end, UCLA
25. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle) — Sylvester Williams, defensive tackle, North Carolina
26. Green Bay Packers — Menelik Watson, offensive tackle, Florida State
27. Houston Texans — Justin Hunter, wide receiver, Tennessee
28. Denver Broncos — Björn Werner, defensive end, Florida State
29. New England Patriots —  Markus Wheaton, wide receiver, Oregon State
30. Atlanta Falcons — Jamar Taylor, cornerback, Boise State

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