The Atlanta Falcons no doubt made the correct choice in selecting cornerback A.J. Terrell, over wide receiver CeeDee Lamb who was taken three spots later by the Dallas Cowboys.
After the Julio Jones trade, there have been numerous people on Twitter saying how much the Atlanta Falcons should regret taking A.J. Terrell over CeeDee Lamb. The people saying that do not know much about football, they do not know how to take everything into account to evaluate decisions.
This is simply a stupid statement, that does not take all the dynamics into account.
The Atlanta Falcons needed a cornerback no matter what, they took A.J. Terrell to fill a need, and he was so much better than anyone could have hoped for
A.J. Terrell was a star on a bad Atlanta Falcons defense
He received little to no help while playing one of the three hardest positions in the NFL, not to mention one of the most historically difficult positions for a rookie to play.
Looking at Terrell when the Atlanta Falcons played the Dallas Cowboys, Terrell had 50 coverage snaps, allowed two catches on three targets for a total of seven yards. Is there anything else that needs to be said?
CeeDee Lamb was a part of a good receiving core, he was not asked to go in and carry the load. Amari Cooper was the number one guy and they also had Michael Gallup. Lamb played well, there is no denying that but he also had much more help around him than A.J. ever did.
To add to the argument, not many people are attacking the Detroit Lions for selecting Jeff Okudah, who was a huge liability for the Lions and had nowhere near the play of A.J. Terrell. The same can be said for C.J. Henderson of the Jaguars.
This all just sounds like a bunch of fans who are trying to ignore the fact that the Cowboys took CeeDee Lamb over Justin Jefferson and even Tee Higgins and Chase Claypool.
Justin Jefferson had over 1,400 receiving yards while Lamb did not break 1,000 receiving yards.
While Tee Higgins and Chase Claypool had fewer catches, barely fewer yards but more touchdowns than Lamb did.
And then there is this tweet that does not need to be dissected because of how obviously ignorant it is.
The Atlanta Falcons do not, should not, and will never regret drafting A.J. Terrell. He is a superstar in the making and he will have a better overall career than CeeDee Lamb.