The Atlanta Falcons should pull the trigger on a quarterback in the draft
The Atlanta Falcons had a solid second day of the draft after many fans questioned their first-round pick, A.J. Terrell.
In the second and third rounds, the Falcons drafted Marlon Davidson out of Auburn who can play both on the inside and edge of the defensive line and center Matt Hennessy, who could be the successor to Alex Mack once he retires.
The Atlanta Falcons have three draft picks left. two in the fourth and one in the seventh. There is a possibility that maybe the Falcons find a way to trade one of those fourth-round picks to move down in the draft to get a fifth or sixth-rounder. They have yet to address the linebacker position in the draft and the selection of Davidson somewhat addresses the edge rushing. At this point, do the Falcons continue to build more depth and certain positions or do something bold?
The Falcons currently have four quarterbacks on the roster, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Kurt Benkert, and Danny Etling who is on the practice squad. With the number of solid quarterbacks left in the draft, should the Falcons select one of these guys if they continue to fall?
The Green Bay Packers traded up in the first round to selected Jordan Love and Aaron Rodgers has plenty left in the tank. Matt Ryan has years left in his arm as well so drafting a quarterback during the later rounds wouldn’t be a sign of the Falcons trying to move forward at the position.
The Falcons could draft a quarterback that different from what they have on the roster. Schaub, Ryan, and Benkert all have similar styles playing quarterback, they love staying in the pocket. To provide a change of pace, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to possibly draft a mobile quarterback that could add a wrinkle in the offense.
If he develops well enough, maybe that quarterback could be a solid starter for the Falcons way down the road or even use as trade bait.
Cole Mcdonald, Steven Montez, and Tyler Hundley are all guys that should be available in the later rounds of the draft and if the opportunity presents itself why not take a chance? Just look at how it turned out for the Patriots.