3 Mistakes the Atlanta Falcons cannot afford to make in the draft
3. If the opportunity arises Atlanta must trade back
This is a draft that appears many teams would be willing to trade back in considering the top ten. There aren’t a lot of clear answers within the top ten of this draft while the draft itself is deep in talent. Atlanta already has five selections within the first three rounds and should do what they can to add to that total. Whether it is trading back or trading players this team needs to add as many selections as possible and focus on acquiring controllable talent.
Unless Atlanta’s number one target is still on the board when their number is called they should attempt to trade back. The question is will there be any offers worth accepting? In a draft that isn’t terribly top heavy Atlanta will likely have to trade with a team looking to move up for a quarterback. A risky move considering Atlanta needs a long term answer at the position as well. However, if that quarterback isn’t Malik Willis Atlanta should move back without hesitation and focus on building a roster that is already playing for the 2023 season.