Taylor Moton: 2017 NFL Draft Prospect

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Taylor Moton

Taylor Moton started every game for four years at Western Michigan. Read which NFL mock draft has Moton going in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft to the Atlanta Falcons with pick number 31.

College: Western Michigan #72Western_Michigan_Broncos_text_logo

Position: Offensive Guard

Height: 6-5

Weight: 319

40 Time: 5.18

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Notes

  • Started every game for four years at Western Michigan.
  • Played right tackle in 2013 and 2014. Moved to right guard in 2015. Moved back to right tackle in 2016.
  • First team All-MAC in 2016.
  • Versatile player that could play guard or tackle in NFL. Both NFL.com and Fox Sports think he would be better at guard.

NFL Draft Board Breakdown

The NFL Draft Board.

Taylor Moton is a late addition to the NFL Draft Board. Moton showed up on Josh Norris’ 2017 NFL mock draft on Rotoworld. Norris sees the Atlanta Falcons picking Taylor Moton in the first round with pick number 31.

Atlanta Falcons Free Agency and Draft Needs

According to UPI, guard is the number one need for the Atlanta Falcons in free agency and the draft, followed by defensive end and defensive tackle. With a couple needs on the defensive line, the Falcons may address defense first.

But, taking a look at the Falcons free agency signings gives an inkling that the Falcons are setting themselves up to draft an offensive lineman in the first round. So far, Atlanta has signed Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jack Crawford and re-signed defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw. As of yet, the Falcons haven’t signed an offensive lineman.

For more on the Atlanta Falcons offensive line situation read the Dion Dawkins post. Rob Rang, of CBS Sports, has Atlanta taking Temple offensive tackle Dion Dawkins in the first round.

Taylor Moton Draft Prospects

Taylor Moton shows up as the fourth offensive guard to show up on the NFL Draft Board, while Dion Dawkins shows up as the fourth offensive tackle on the NFL Draft Board. Depending on who is available, the Atlanta Falcons may even be able to get a higher graded player in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Moton’s realistically can expect a call in the later part of the third round in the 2017 NFL draft according to Fox Sports.

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