Atlanta Falcons still lose during the bye week


The Atlanta Falcons managed to find a way to lose during their bye-week. If the 2020 NFL Draft was today the Falcons would hold the fifth overall pick and miss out on the Chase Young sweepstakes.

The Atlanta Falcons currently sit behind the Bengals, Jets, Dolphins, and Redskins in draft order. The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals likely will take a quarterback over Chase Young. The Redskins and Jets are in a position where they need to go the best player available or draft anyone on offense.

If the Falcons had the fifth pick the four players taken ahead of them are Tua, Chase Young, Andrew Thomas, and Joe Burrow. The Falcons would then likely select Jeff Okudah, the corner from Ohio State. Okudah would instantly become the number one corner for the Falcons but missing out on Chase Young would be terrible.

The Falcons have a difficult schedule down the stretch having six divisional games on their schedule and the San Francisco 49ers. The only winnable game is the Jaguars. Many fans will think this team could at least beat the Buccaneers, but the Falcons corners against Mike Evans and Chris Godwin is a huge mismatch. The Falcons could go 1-15 and still not have the first overall pick.

The rest of the season the Falcons rooting interest needs to be for the Dolphins, Redskins, Bengals, and Jets so the Falcons can receive a higher draft pick. They need the higher draft pick in order to take Chase Young.

While Young would not solve all the Falcons problems, he would be a solid player that will get the Falcons on the right path.

Next. Falcons need to let it all out against the Saints. dark

The Falcons have not had a consistent pass rusher since John Abraham. 2012 was his last season with the Falcons meaning they have not had a pass rusher that can consistently get ten sacks a season in seven years. The Falcons need to fix this in the 2020 offseason in free agency, the draft, or a trade.