How Will the Atlanta Falcons Address the Line of Scrimmage?

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The Trade

Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) knocks down Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) in the first quarter as the South Carolina Gamecocks face the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

This option is a little risky, but also something that very possibly could be done by a guy like Thomas Dimitroff.  The idea would be to fix as many possible things in the free agency with as much money as you can squeeze out, then trade up in the first round to get that one game changer that would be a long-term starter.

Picking up guys like Anthony Collins and Jon Asomah from Kansas City on the offensive line, as well as a guy like Arthur Jones, a defensive Tackle from Baltimore and even a free safety signing like Malcom Jankins, the free safety out of New Orleans and a tight end somewhere in free agency to compete with Toilolo.  They would have to make a lot of signings since they would have almost no draft picks high enough to get talent that could come in and start immediately.

Atlanta would not make these kinds of commitments for anyone else than trading to the second spot for Jadaveon Clowney.  It would cost a first, second, third and possibly a fourth while also a possible first round the following year.  It would be extremely risky, but the talent influx would be ridiculous.  This is the extreme version of High Risk High reward.  Unlikely, but I certainly can see Dimitroff putting all his chips in for a move like this.

However way the front office decides to handle things on the line, the only way to go is up.  It’ll be difficult to find a way for the lines to be any worse so as fans, we should enjoy watching which rout Thomas Dimitroff goes with making some major fixes.  Which situation would you like to see?