Redrafting the Atlanta Falcons 2017 draft class
Takk is a great story. He came from nothing out of Oakland and had a decent three years at UCLA before declaring for the draft. He made a lot of fans on draft day after professing his love for his grandmother.
Since his arrival to the Atlanta Falcons, Takk has become more known for his antics on social media than what he has accomplished on the field.
After three seasons, here are the numbers:
45 games played, 21 starts, 16.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, 38 QB hits. For a guy that was taken in the first round of the NFL draft that is simply not good enough. The Falcons just got rid of a former first-round pick that was more productive than Takk is and yet people aren’t in a hurry to get rid of him like they were Vic Beasley.
At pick 26, the Atlanta Falcons could have had T.J. Watt. The Steelers took the younger brother of All-Pro J.J. Watt just four picks later.
Watt was coming off a junior year campaign at Wisconsin that saw him log 15.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown. He checked off all the boxes the Atlanta Falcons were looking for at that time.
Since T.J. Watt’s arrival to the league, he has started all 47 games of his career and has logged 34.5 sacks including back to back years of at least 13.
Thomas Dimitroff whiffed bigtime on this draft pick.