2. Kenny Pickett
Kenny Pickett appears to be the safest pick at the quarterback position in this draft. Pickett appears to be a finished product and a player whose skill will translate to the next level and in the right situation will give his team a chance to win. Pickett isn’t a quarterback who is going to come in and save your franchise he isn’t a top-ten quarterback but a potential top-fifteen guy that can bring stability.
He isn’t a talent elevator that is going to come in and give Atlanta a chance to outgun a team with a better roster. PIcking Kenny Pickett is selecting a quarterback with a clear ceiling. A ceiling that requires a good roster and plenty of weapons for Pickett to win consistently.
Pickett’s ability to scramble outside of the pocket is underrated and a skill set he will certainly need if the Falcons do decide to play it safe and select the former Pitt quarterback.
A better fit for Pickett could be with the Steelers or with the Panthers who both have better overall rosters than Atlanta and could support Pickett. Kenny Pickett long term is a downgrade from Matt Ryan and shouldn’t be at the top of Atlanta’s target list.