Atlanta Falcons need to draft Chase Young by any means necessary
In 2011, the Atlanta Falcons pulled off one of the biggest trades in the history of the franchise that set them up for success when they were able to secure the rights to Julio Jones.
Julio Jones was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft but the Atlanta Falcons had to pay a hefty price to get him giving up the 27th, 59th and 124th pick from the 2011 draft and their first and fourth-round picks in the 2012 draft.
It’s obvious to see that the Falcons desperate wanted to get Julio on the team. Is it time that they do the same for Chase Young?
With Joe Burrow slated as the favorite to go number one overall, it’s expected that the Redskins will take Young with the second overall pick. What will it take for the Falcons to pry that pick away from them?
Let’s look at what the Falcons have to offer. The Atlanta Falcons would obviously have to part ways with their first-round pick for this year and possibly even next year to get the Redskins to even think about it. They also have two second-round picks this year and can afford to trade one away in a package.
This trade could possibly give them a way to rid themselves of Desmond Trufant if that’s a player that the Redskins would desire to have especially since the Redskins have decided to part ways with Julio’s lunch…..also known as Josh Norman.
If it’s picks the Redskins want, well picks are what the Falcons need to give up. The Falcons aren’t in a rebuilding mode like the Redskins are. All draft picks are important but it’s not a stretch to say that the Redskins need them more at this point than the Falcons do.
With Vic Beasley gone from the team, there is an immediate need to fill that hole with the best player available. There are other options for the Falcons in the first round to fill that position but are any of those players the caliber of Chase Young? Absolutely not.
This trade worked once before in the favor of the Falcons when they were able to draft one of the best receivers if not, the best receiver in this era. Maybe lightning can strike twice and the dream of Falcon fans everywhere can come true.