Atlanta Falcons News: First-round options in 2016 NFL Draft
Good morning, Falcons fans.
What options do Atlanta have with the 17th overall pick? That question and many more are answered in this morning’s Dirty Bird Daily. As you sip your coffee this fine Wednesday morning, enjoy these articles from around the world of the Atlanta Falcons.
Breaking down Courtney Upshaw’s deal with Falcons — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
The Falcons were able to add Courtney Upshaw on a short-term, cap-friendly deal. For the value Upshaw brings on defense — acting very much as an unsung hero to help defenses set up third down situations — he doesn’t cost much. Upshaw’s base salary is just $760,000.
Falcons options in the first-round — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
What options do the Falcons have at No. 17 in the draft? Matthew Chambers breaks down some players at each position of need and how they could fit into Dan Quinn’s plans with Atlanta’s first selection of the draft.
A bird’s-eye view of Courtney Upshaw from SB Nation’s Ravens blogger — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
Sometimes when signing a free agent the best opinion you can get is from a fan of his previous team. That’s exactly what The Falcoholic have done, by reaching out to Baltimore Beatdown blogger Kyle Barber to get some insight on linebacker Courtney Upshaw, now a member of the Falcons.
More falcons: Five options at safety for the Falcons in 2016 draft
Falcons have five picks in 2016 NFL Draft — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Hitting home runs in the draft is difficult to do, but even more so when you have a limited number of picks. The Falcons own just five selections and would need to strike a trade to earn some more. They are currently without a pick in the fifth-round due to pumping fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome, and the sixth-round pick was traded to Tennessee last year in return for guard Andy Levitre.