The Atlanta Falcons have the best spot in the draft
The Atlanta Falcons find themselves in a prime position in the 2021 NFL Draft. With the first three picks seemingly locked up with the top three quarterbacks, those quarterback-hungry teams could be looking to make a move to not miss out.
The Atlanta Falcons now have the most coveted spot in the NFL draft. We all know the Jaguars are selecting Trevor Lawrence. The Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, which signaled they are going to draft a new quarterback as well.
The San Francisco 49ers traded up to the third to more than likely select a quarterback they can develop because patience for Jimmy Garappolo is getting thin.
Adam Schefter tweeted that multiple teams have reached out to the Falcons for the fourth overall pick.
The Atlanta Falcons can essentially ask for whatever they want and get it.
The irony of this situation is the fact that the Falcons found themselves on the opposite side of this type of situation ten years ago. In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons moved up to the fifth spot in the draft to select Julio Jones.
The Falcons received that fifth pick and in return, the Browns received Atlanta’s first (27th overall, which later became #26), one second round (59th), a fourth-round pick (124th), and also Atlanta’s first and fourth-round selections in 2012.
That trade for the Falcons ended up being a franchise-altering trade. It’s not every day where you can draft a hall of fame caliber player and he sticks around the way that Julio has.
The Atlanta Falcons have more than one hole to fill on the roster. With the way the injury bug has bitten this team in recent years, trading the number four pick to acquire more picks just makes sense.
Acquiring more draft capital will be beneficial to the Atlanta Falcons as well, especially if they want to move up in future drafts as well.
Just like ten years ago, this could be a franchise-altering trade for the Atlanta Falcons. It would be smart for the Falcons to trade this pick. They have the best seat in the house and plenty of teams want it.