Atlanta Falcons trade up for a quarterback in this full mock draft
By Nick Halden
The Atlanta Falcons decided to make the tough decision in this mock draft moving up to take a quarterback still not fully believing in Desmond Ridder. To be clear this isn’t an indication that this is what Atlanta should do when clearly the team’s best move is building around Ridder for a full season and allowing the quarterback to develop.
However, considering Atlanta’s recent record at the position and the rumors swirling about the Bears moving away from the number one pick it is a match that has to be considered.
This year the Falcons won’t pay a heavy price sending their first and third-round picks respectively to the Bears followed by next year’s first-rounder and their next two second-round picks. Considering Atlanta is giving Chicago a top-ten pick in return only including one more first-rounder is fair compensation for a team that will have plenty of draft picks to build around Justin Fields over the next two seasons.
Once Atlanta moves up they will have to decide which quarterback they believe to be clearly the best in the class and the debate shouldn’t last for long if Atlanta is serious about upgrading from Desmond Ridder.