NFL Draft Predictions: Dwayne Allen To Falcons Makes Sense

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates after he caught a 17-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the Stanford Cardinal during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons don't have a first round pick in the 2012 NFL draft after trading away multiple picks last year to move up and select WR Julio Jones. Their first pick comes near the end of the second round and SB Nation's Falcons blog, The Falcoholic, thinks Atlanta will be finding Tony Gonzalez's replacement with that pick.

The Falcoholic's prediction for the Falcons first pick in the draft:

With their first pick in the second round, the Falcons will go for tight end Dwayne Allen. Tony Gonzalez is finishing up his career in 2012 and the team needs a tight end with considerable upside to take over for him. Allen's the guy.

This makes sense. Coby Fleener is generally regarded as the top tight end but Allen is right there as well.

Check out SB Nation's StoryStream for more NFL draft news and see who your team picked in our bloggers 2012 NFL mock draft. And check out Mocking The Draft for more on the NFL draft.

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