Best of Both Worlds
October 12, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) defends against the California Golden Bears during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta more likely won’t chose to address one side in free agency and one side in the draft. Getting a mix of talented free agents and young blood on each side would be the smartest move.
This could look like getting an offensive tackle like Eugene Monroe in free agency along with a top talent defensive end/tackle hybrid like Greg Hardy. It would be costly, but Atlanta has the cap space for it. Doing that could allow them to pick up a pass rusher like Anthony Barr in the first round and a solid great guard like Cyril Richardson in the second. This is probably the best case scenario that would add an even amount of talent throughout the lines.