3 reasons why the Atlanta Falcons robbed the Titans in Julio trade
The third reason Atlanta robbed Tennessee: The upcoming WR draft class is, once again, stacked
Obviously, you have heard it by now, the Atlanta Falcons got a second-round draft pick as compensation for the great Julio Jones, whether or not people felt like it was enough at the time for such an incredible player is another story.
The good news for the Falcons is that if they are looking to try to replace Julio Jones—which they should—they will have plenty of options in any round in the upcoming draft.
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It is another narrative that keeps going, there are been so many great receivers to come out of the draft recently, and the sheer amount of them that come out and have immediate success is stunning.
This year should be no different.
Whether Atlanta looks to pick one up with their first-round pick or they want to pick one up with the pick they acquired for Julio Jones, they will have numerous options.
Guys like Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Justyn Ross, Drake London, George Pickens, and so many more, are all elite talents. Most of them will go in the first round but when the top end is so stacked, it means guys who are still top talents will slip through the cracks to a team that gets lucky.
Think about A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf, Terry McLaurin, Chase Claypool, and Deebo Samuel, all were picks from later on. The Falcons have a chance to pick up a guy like one of those players, and that would be huge for the team that seriously lacks talent at the position.
Here is to the Falcons taking full advantage of their picks in the upcoming drafts.