Three players the Atlanta Falcons should trade prior to the deadline
Rashaan Evans – Linebacker
The Atlanta Falcons trading away Rashaan Evans, admittedly, seems extremely unlikely, but that does not mean it doesn’t make sense.
Dean Pees has stated how much value he sees in Evans, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they bring him back following this season, but I do not know if that is the best idea.
Evans has been good, but not great. He is on a one-year deal and has younger players right behind him on the depth chart with the other starter, Mykal Walker, and then Troy Anderson who has seen the field more. Safe to say that Evans is not exactly the favorite to be starting for this team in three years.
Why not trade him, get draft capital, and also be able to give your young linebackers more time on the field to help them develop?
Rashaan Evans isn’t going to fetch you a high draft pick, but something is better than nothing. If he signs elsewhere in the offseason, he also won’t get you anything more than a late-round compensation pick, if that, but if you trade him now you could get a slightly higher pick that is also guaranteed.
Again, this will probably not happen as he is important to the Falcons’ defensive coordinator, but they should at least consider trading Rashaan Evans away.