The Atlanta Falcons have once again fallen two games below .500, and are now firmly on the outside looking in at 6-8. Atlanta’s loss to the 49ers all but mathematically eliminates them from playoff contention, as the team has now lost head-to-head tiebreakers against three of their top competitors in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington. Even a 3-0 finish to end 9-8 would probably not be enough to secure a Wild Card berth without every competitor falling to pieces. While the playoffs are now a hope and a dream, the Falcons have reclaimed a top-10 draft selection. The team is currently slotted for the 9th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and they’re likely to stay in this range based on their current trajectory. If you’re interested in checking out any of my previous mock drafts, you can find them below.