At this point, you can pretty much hear commissioner Roger Goodell say “With the first overall pick…”. Atlanta Falcons fans, after this weekend we will have a much sharper insight on how head coach Dan Quinn will construct this team as well as get a decent barometer on where this team is going.
Here are some important notes to keep in hand for the Atlanta Falcons’ draft:
- Don’t be surprised to see the Falcons move down. There have been whispers here and there about the Falcons moving down to the later part of the first round to gain more picks. While that’s never a bad idea, the only way I see that happening is if Dante Fowler, Vic Beasley, Leonard Williams, and Randy Gregory are gone. In the case of that scenario happening, I would not be against trading down to gain an extra pick or two and targeting a cornerback such as Marcus Peters or Trae Waynes.
- With that being said, with many rumors swirling, I expect the Falcons to stay put at No. 8 and select the best defensive lineman/edge rusher available. It’s probably best for the Falcons to stay put if they can’t trade back. The Falcons have several holes to fill and losing draft picks to trade up for a player may not be the best idea. Especially with the 32nd ranked defense in 2014.
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- I expect the first four picks for the Falcons to be Edge, S or OG, S or OG, and RB.
- You will definitely see Dan Quinn’s imprint on this team’s draft. From versatile players to raw players that he can develop.
- Believe it or not, this is a huge draft for GM Thomas Dimitroff. Dimitroff dodged a pink slip in the offseason, however he has to be feeling some pressure from not only owner Arthur Blank, but from the Falcons fans as well.
- I don’t believe WR is a true need, but if the right guy falls to them in the middle rounds (Tyler Lockett, Jamison Crowder, Dezmin Lewis, Justin Hardy), Quinn and the draft room will seriously consider.