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NFL Draft Order: Kyle Pitts Is Just a Start for Falcons

One year removed from selecting tight end Kyle Pitts with the fourth overall selection, the Atlanta Falcons will continue their plan of rebuilding their roster during the 2022 NFL Draft in hopes of future dominance in the NFC South.

The future of the NFC South is up in the air following the retirement of quarterback Tom Brady from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — meaning the Atlanta Falcons have an opportunity to establish themselves as the most dominant team in the division.

For the Falcons to achieve the feat, Atlanta must build a respectable and competitive team through the NFL Draft, an objective the franchise began after drafting tight end Kyle Pitts at pick No. 4 in 2021. 

The Falcons will continue the process of revamping their franchise during the 2022 NFL Draft, which will begin on Thursday, April 28th, at the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas. Out of 32 first-round picks, the Falcons are in a prominent position to add collegiate talent to their young core with the No. 8 selection in the draft.

No. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars

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No. 2 Detroit Lions

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No. 3 Houston Texans

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No. 4 New York Jets

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No. 5 New York Giants

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No. 6 Carolina Panthers

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No. 7 New York Giants (via Chicago Bears)

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No. 8 Atlanta Falcons

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No. 9 Denver Broncos

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No. 10 New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks)

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No. 11 Washington Commanders

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No. 12 Minnesota Vikings

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No. 13 Cleveland Browns

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No. 14 Baltimore Ravens

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No. 15 Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami Dolphins)

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No. 16 Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts)

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No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers

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No. 18 New Orleans Saints

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No. 19 Philadelphia Eagles

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No. 20 Pittsburgh Steelers

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No. 21 New England Patriots

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No. 22 Las Vegas Raiders

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No. 23 Arizona Cardinals

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No. 24 Dallas Cowboys

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No. 25 Buffalo Bills

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No. 26 Tennessee Titans

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No. 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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No. 28 Green Bay Packers

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No. 29 Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers)

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No. 30 Kansas City Chiefs

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No. 31 Cincinnati Bengals

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No. 32 Detroit Lions (Via Los Angeles Rams) 

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