3 Trade packages the Falcons could offer for Roquan Smith
By Nick Halden
If Matt Ryan can be traded for nothing more than a third-round pick it isn’t unthinkable that Roquan could be traded in the same ballpark. While the situations are understandably different the point remains, draft picks are coveted and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Smith ultimately dealt for a third-round pick.
While the Falcons are still stuck with Deion Jones in this deal the team can cut the linebacker if they don’t believe Jones effort and attitude will improve this season. Smith and Jones in theory could work together. At his best Jones is a strong cover linebacker who can cover a lot of ground and erase mistakes.
Roquan is more of a typical linebacker who is best used in stopping the run and manning the middle of the field. Both players together could work hypothetically if Deion’s effort and willingness to play his role changes. If not the team could cut Jones and utilize Smith and Walker as their primary middle linebackers.
If the Bears would trade Smith for less than a second-rounder it is hard to see why Atlanta wouldn’t bring a much-needed run stopper to Atlanta.