King Jigsaw

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  1. The one thing that I’m surprised hasn’t been said yet is that the Saints have only 5 picks in the draft this year, tied with the Chiefs for the fewest. You would think that they’d be more active in free agency because of this but oh well.
  2. Wtf is a D’Andre Campbell?
  3. I know you got really excited typing this up, but it’s not your best work.
  4. Never a good idea to assume the latest possibility as the most likely.
  5. If I had to guess, I would say April 4th. Why? Because 404 (4/04) is the Atlanta area code.
  6. Was thinking about doing another mock draft tonight or tomorrow and it would have looked pretty similar to this. I specifically had Terrell pegged as my second round pick.
  7. Anyone think this was done so we can say we have all first rounders on offense? Ryan, Gurley, Julio, Ridley, Treadwell, Hurst, Matthews, Carpenter, Mack, Lindstrom, and McGary. Edit: Someone beat me to it, but yeah.
  8. Awesome work, my brotha! Like always your mock was easy to read, formatting is always a big deal to me and everything was spaced out in a way that made it super easy to go through. I’m sure there are a lot of guys that appreciate the videos posted so they can check out a player they maybe haven’t watched before. All-in-all great job on the post. As for the mock itself, I think the only change you’d have to make for a better sense of realism is your second round pick. I’ve consistently seen Diggs as a late first rounder in other rankings and mocks around the web and while those aren’t always a big deal or super accurate, I’m not sure that we can expect Diggs (between his size, name, and college - he won’t be forgotten) to fall all the way to our pick. Absolutely love Murray though and I agree with the sentiment that our 4-2-5 would be upgraded with Murray and Deion running it instead of Foye. Thats just nitpicking, of course, and the answer after every draft should be “Would this make the team better?” And I think you can stamp this one YES for sure. Again, good work. And also, I would like to thank you for taking the time to make this (and thank you as well for tagging me). TATF can be mindbogglingly annoying at times but it’s also a good escape with everything going on right now and I appreciate your contributions.
  9. TD doing a good job? That doesn’t fit the narrative of 95%+ of Falcons fans.
  10. I’m amazed by the lack of ‘Gurlie to Atlantie’ posts in these threads.
  11. edit: Duplicate post Enjoy this cheerleader instead.
  12. You’re saying this like they didn’t just draft Isabella and Hakeem Butler last year. Hopkins is the replacement for Fitz. You don’t need another #1 guy. Let the others develop.
  13. Now y’all know good and well you don’t have to quote the entire OP to respond to it.
  14. Most of you know I don't spend much time on the boards anymore but the one time of the year that I get real spirited is draft season. Seeing how much fun you guys are having posting your mocks (even though the majority of them this year seem to be from those horribly inaccurate draft simulators) made me want to get involved again and show you kids how it's done. As always, no mock is ever going to please everyone. The fact of the matter is we don't have the resources to make everyone happy and there will always be a weakness. Nevertheless, I'm never going to be one of those guys that copy+pastes from a automated drafter or fills your feed with YouTube highlight vids that you could look up yourself. So without further ado... I present to you my annual mock that some will love, some will hate, and some will find a reason to call unrealistic - as opposed to all the other uber-realistic mocks that will definitely happen on draft weekend. Hope you enjoy the read, fellow Falcons! Free Agency Obvious Cuts: Devonta Freeman, RB - I think this is a no-brainer at this point. Not worth discussing. (+$6.5M*)(June 1st) Allen Bailey, DE - Good player, but the cap space is more important. (+$4.5M) Ty Sambrailo, OT - Desperate for money, the Falcons can find cheaper depth. (+$3.7M) Luke Stocker, TE - Hasn’t been very impressive and we need the cash. (+$2.6M) Priority Resignings: Tyeler Davison, DT - Solid run defender and we need to keep the cupboard stocked at DT. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB - Scheme familiarity, cheap option, had 7 PBUs last season. Justin Hardy, WR - Will likely come cheap, lots of time spent with MR2, mostly reliable. Brian Hill, RB - Easy decision to place a tender on Hill, who could see some early looks at the starter. Kemal Ishmael, LB - Very familiar with Quinn’s D as both Safety and Linebacker, valuable depth. New Acquisitions Dante Fowler Jr, DE - This is our big splash signing this year and a much-needed upgrade over Beasley. Clayton Geathers, S - Not one of the top safeties on the market this year, but was a solid starter for Indy. Johnathan Hankins, DT - Monster against the run, huge body for the rotation. Draft 1. CIN - Joe Burrow, QB, LSU 2. MIA* - Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama 3. DET - Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State 4. NYG - Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabame 5. WAS* - Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State 6. LAC - Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon 7. CAR - Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn 8. ARI - Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia 9. JAX - Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama 10. CLE - Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa 11. NYJ - CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma 12. LV - Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson 13. IND - Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina 14. TB - Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville 15. DEN - Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama There are surely some trades that will happen in the top 15 ahead of our pick. For the sake of unpredictability, I’ll only be mocking one and that’s Miami’s move up to #2 to secure the QB prospect they’ve been enamored with all year. If someone were to trade into the 15 spot with Denver to snatch our preferred target, I could see the Falcons being willing to move down (even in a big way) for a team calling to move ahead of Dallas for a falling prospect in the secondary. I won’t try to land a guess at who could fall in love with someone like Claisson, Epenesa, or Gross-Matos so I’ll just leave Denver in the 15 spot but still mock the trade at 16. With a lot of offensive linemen taken ahead of us and a lot of receivers still projected to go in the first, the Falcons can capitalize with a sizable move down and still land a player at a position of need. Which is why my dream scenario would be... Vikings Receive: -Round 1, Pick 16 -Round 5, Pick 140 Falcons Receive: -Round 1, Pick 25 -Round 2, Pick 58 -2021 4th Round Pick 16. MIN - Grant Delpit, S, LSU 17. DAL - Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama 18. MIA - DeAndre Swift, RB, Georgia 19. LV - Jordan Love, QB, Utah State 20. JAX - Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma 21. PHI - Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado 22. BUF - Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson 23. NE - K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU 24. NO - Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU Round 1, Pick 25 - Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State Height: 6’5” Weight: 265 lbs. There are still quite a few options here for Atlanta that make sense. A lot of talented CBs have fallen, there are a few offensive linemen in this range if the powers that be want to continue strengthening Matt Ryan’s protection, and some talented pass-rushers that I expect the Falcons have their eye on. In this scenario we go with the latter, adding a talented edge rusher with loads of potential to continue improving - a scary thought for a player who just notched 20 TFL’s last season. Round 2, Pick 47 - Patrick Queen, LB, LSU Height: 6’1” Weight: 227 lbs. Having another linebacker with sideline-to-sideline speed is imperative for Quinn’s defense. Queen has the speed and instincts to play at either Will or Mike, helping to protect the integrity of the defense in the unfortunate scenario of another Deion Jones injury. A very fluid athlete that’s both competitive in coverage and excels at shooting gaps while rushing, Queen would give us another athletic rally guy making plays all over the field. The biggest detraction against Queen is his lack of strength which seems to raise doubts about his ability to take on blocks at the next level and be a factor, but he will still win with his speed and slipperiness. I think he’ll be plug and play in this scheme. Round 2, Pick 55 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU Height: 5’8” Weight: 209 lbs. CEH was a dominating presence on the field for LSU this year, combining for over 1,800 yards (rushing and receiving) and scoring 17 total TDs. His lateral quickness, smooth running style, and natural receiving ability will make him an easy fit into most NFL offenses. The way he sets up his blocks, changes direction quickly, and displays a tenacious thirst for extra yards makes him dangerous on every touch. Good luck on your next team, Devonta Freeman. Round 2, Pick 58 - Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia Height: 6’4” Weight: 335 lbs. Despite his massive frame and hefty weight, Kindley is still a surprisingly good athlete with impressive movement skills. The Falcons used a first round pick last year on Chris Lindstrom who I think will be a mainstay at LG for the Falcons for many years. The right side still needs an upgrade next to McGary, however, and Kindley fits the bill as a dominant roadgrader capable of taking on any defender in his path and removing him from the play. Round 3, Pick 78 - Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford Height: 6’7” Weight: 251 lbs. Parkinson has been a massive target for the Cardinal and that kind of catch radius will certainly translate to the pro game. A nightmare on seams and fades, Parkinson won’t offer much in the form of blocking (at least early on in his career) but at the very least will assist in the red zone scoring department that has plagued the Falcons of late. I’m not sure that there are any TEs available at this juncture that could truly replace what Hooper did for us in 2019 but Parkinson would certainly be an asset to Matt Ryan who could utilize his size and speed at the position. Round 4, Pick 109 - Stanford Samuels III, CB, Florida State Height: 6’2” Weight: 185 lbs. After combining for 118 tackles, 6 INTs, and 18 PBU’s the last two years, Samuels is a big athletic corner capable of matching up with any receiver on the boundary. While Samuels will need to get stronger to keep from getting boxed out by bigger receivers like Mike Evans, he certainly has the measurables and frame to become a solid starter across from Isaiah Oliver. Round 7, Pick 229 - Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina Height: 6’8” Weight: 309 lbs. Massive yet athletic, Heck has played at both Left and Right Tackle for UNC and could compete with Gono for swing tackle duties. With the frugal loss of Ty Sambrailo, the Falcons will have to make sure that the offensive line has some depth just in case the injury bug feasts again. Make Believe Depth Chart Offense (25) QB: Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Brian Hill, Ito Smith, Quadree Ollison WR: Julio Jones, Russell Gage, Devin Gray WR: Calvin Ridley, Justin Hardy, Olamide Zaccheaus TE: Colby Parkinson, Jaeden Graham, Carson Meier LT: Jake Matthews, Matt Gono LG: Chris Lindstrom, James Carpenter C: Alex Mack, Sean Harlow RG: Solomon Kindley, Jamon Brown RT: Kaleb McGary, Charlie Heck Defense (25) DE: Yetur Gross-Matos, Takk McKinley, Austin Larkin DT: Grady Jarrett, Deadrin Senat, Mike Bennett DT: Tyeler Davison, Johnathan Hankins DE: Dante Fowler, John Cominsky LB: Deion Jones, Kemal Ishmael, Ahmad Thomas LB: Patrick Queen, Foye Oluokun CB: Desmond Trufant, Kendall Sheffield, Jordan Miller FS: Ricardo Allen, Demontae Kazee SS: Keanu Neal, Clayton Geathers CB: Isaiah Oliver, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Stanford Samuels Special Teams (3) K: YoungHoe Koo [HAIL SOUTHERN] P: Ryan Allen LS: Josh Harris
  15. Don’t get my thread locked with your bickering too.
  16. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. I don’t know about all that. There are other talented mockers around here I’m sure. I just place a higher priority on presentation than most so hopefully someone appreciates the visual ease that some formatting can lend to a mock. It’s really good to here from you though. I hope you’ve been well, my friend!
  17. For some reason, I just can’t sell myself on any of the DTs in this draft outside of the first round guys and I’d rather bring in another pass rusher at that juncture. I already know we won’t have Brown, so it’s either Kinlaw or bust at this point for me. The free agent market looks to be loaded at DT this year though and we should be able to find some quality players at a bargain price. I also think we haven’t seen Senat’s ceiling yet, so I’m not sure we’re completely void of talent past Jarrett. As for Ishmael, I think he means more to us than anyone else so he’ll stick around. He could play a number of positions in this defense well enough to make him a game day lock. With the injuries we’ve seen to our linebackers and safeties the past couple of years I think he’s worth the pennies we’d pay him.
  18. Wes is unrestricted, Harlow is Exclusive Rights. Seems to be easier to tender than sign in that case. I don’t prefer one significantly more than the other, but haven’t really compared them either. Doubt we can afford Clayborn after we go after a marquee guy at the same position, but I’d be happy to be wrong about that. As for CEH, I think he’s a very well-rounded back that’s made for the pro game. Some guys can thrive in college but can’t translate their game and I think he’s one of those guys who will make a seamless transition. Was also a big Miles Sanders fan last year and I feel like CEH and Hill/Ito could be just as productive a tandem as Sanders and Howard was for the Eagles this past season. Thanks for reading and the feedback, and I hope you get better soon!
  19. This. So everyone seems to think the new CBA will get done prior to the 2020 season. Even if we don’t get the designation, we can still wait to cut Freeman after June 1st for the extra savings. I don’t think the Falcons would do that because it would be a crappy thing to do to Freeman who we seem to still be on good terms with, but everyone understands it’s a business. A new CBA makes all that moot, however.
  20. Draft 1. ARI - Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma 2. SF - Nick Bosa, DE/OLB, Ohio State 3. NYJ - Ed Oliver, DT, Houston 4. OAK - Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama 5. TB - Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky 6. NYG - Devin White, LB, LSU 7. JAX - Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida 8. DET - Brian Burns, DE/OLB, Florida State 9. BUF - Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama 10. DEN - TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa 11. CIN - Devin Bush, LB, Michigan 12. GB - Rashan Gary, DE/DT, Michigan 13. MIA - Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson **Just like in my original draft, the Giants passed on a QB at 6 and call the Falcons to leap over the Redskins to get the same player they likely considered at pick 6 for a long while.** Giants Receive: -Round 1, Pick 14 Falcons Receive: -Round 1, Pick 17 -Round 3, Pick 95 -2020 5th Round Pick 14. NYG - Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State 15. WAS - Daniel Jones, QB, Duke 16. CAR - Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State Round 1, Pick 17 - Cody Ford, OT/OG, Oklahoma Height: 6’3” Weight: 329 lbs. Though it might be discouraging to see another talented edge rusher being added to the division right ahead of where you pick, this is the reason why this pick is being made. At this point we’ve added a slew of Guards but still have a need at Right Tackle in the wake of releasing Ryan Schraeder. Enter: Cody Ford. Ford has been an absolute monster at Tackle while protecting both Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray and can play every spot on the line besides Center, making him an invaluable addition to an offensive line tasked with keeping Matt Ryan upright. Other Options: Clelin Ferrell, Byron Murphy, Andre Dillard Falcons Receive: -Round 2, Pick 41 Broncos Receive: -Round 2, Pick 45 -Round 4, Pick 135 Round 2, Pick 41 - Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson Height: 6’4” Weight: 342 lbs. It’s amazing how far a player can fall down draft boards, but a failed drug test can do that to you. While I don’t think it’s fair or even likely that Lawrence will fall to the second round, I’ve seen him falling to Day 2 and wanted to include that tidbit in this mock. Lawrence missed the last two games of his college career after testing positive for osterine, but during combine interviews he steadily claimed innocence on the matter. Nevertheless, the same player I took in the first round of my last mock is now the target of my trade up in the 2nd as the Falcons send their 4th round compensatory selection to the Broncos to leap over teams like Green Bay, Cincinnati, and Buffalo who could all look to add some size to their d-line in the form of DLaw. Other Options: DeAndre Baker, Julian Love Round 3, Pick 79 - Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida Height: 6’1” Weight: 230 lbs. The Falcons have had some recent experiments at the LB position with players like Duke Riley and Foye Oluokun fighting to define their roles among the starting ranks. Joseph is an athletic but inconsistent player that would have benefited from returning to college for another year. While his tape is ugly at times, Atlanta is a team that could afford to ‘redshirt’ him with mostly special teams duties as he continues to add weight and becomes the backup behind either Campbell or Jones. I think having Ishmael back would really help Joseph, giving him a highly-competitive and versatile role model to learn from. Round 3, Pick 95 - Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston Height: 6’2” Weight: 203 lbs. Johnson I think is one of those picks that you don’t appreciate at first, but that will make you proud of your front office after a couple of years. A track athlete and three-star recruit at the WR position coming out of high school, Johnson switched to Corner after two years in college. While he’s still got some technique issues that need to be worked on, Johnson has the speed, arm length, and ball skills to become a top press corner in the league if given the proper coaching and time to develop. The trio of Trufant, Oliver, and Kazee will likely take the majority of snaps for the Falcons in 2019 but there’s always room for Johnson to take away some snaps with assignments against bigger receivers who he matches up well with. Round 4, Pick 117 - Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn Height: 6’2” Weight: 218 lbs. Stidham has recently caught a bad rep for the offense that Auburn trotted out in 2018 which was substantially worse than the 2017 version where Stidham shined. Put the Alabama tape on and you will see a mechanically-sound, efficiently mobile, smart QB capable of making quick decisions and accurate throws on every level. Stidham’s biggest knock is that he tends to melt when defensive pressure gets home (sound familiar?) but he has all the tools with the proper arm strength, accuracy, footwork, and anticipation to become the starter of the Falcons after Matt Ryan’s career comes to an end. Falcons Receive: -Round 4, Pick 121 Titans Receive: -Round 5, Pick 152 -Round 5, Pick 172 Round 4, Pick 121 - Bryce Love, RB, Stanford Height: 5’9” Weight: 200 lbs. Welcome to Atlanta, Dion Lewis! Well, basically. Love is an explosive runner who has the top end speed and elite burst that caused the Falcons to deploy Tevin Coleman heavily. While marred with nagging injuries and a lackluster blocking group, Love still displayed grit and competitiveness while constantly putting his team before himself. While the majority of the touches will still go to Freeman and while Ito Smith has certainly earned his reps after an impressive rookie campaign, there are plenty of opportunities for Love to get work in as a receiver on screens and check downs in Koetter’s return to GA. Round 6, Pick 186 - Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson Height: 6’5” Weight: 303 lbs. Hyatt’s NFL comparison is listed as Ty Sambrailo, making Atlanta a nice fit for the developmental tackle. Credited with being an extremely hard worker, smart, and dedicated, Hyatt was the leader of the offensive line at Clemson and drove the entire group to dedicate themselves for the self-improvement through practice and weight room. Hyatt still has plenty of strength to add to his frame and could either move inside to guard or find utility as a swing tackle reserve on game days. For now he will compete with Matt Gono for the 4th OT spot behind Matthews, Ford, and Sambrailo. Round 7, Pick 230 - Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State Height: 6’4” Weight: 211 lbs. Williams was not allowed to participate at the combine outside of the interviews due to a 2017 harassment-related charge, and also did not put up outstanding numbers at his Pro Day. Despite lackluster testing numbers in things like the broad jump, Williams has shown off his impressive hands and continues to stand on his collegiate success. At the end of the day, Williams is a redzone threat who has a lot to prove to his coaches and teammates that he is a high-character guy who can be a reliable asset to the offense that chooses to deploy his talents. Depth Chart - Slightly More Official Offense (27) QB: Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Jarrett Stidham, Kurt Benkert RB: Devonta Freeman, Ito Smith, Bryce Love, Kenjon Barner FB: Ricky Ortiz WR: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage WR: Mohamed Sanu, Justin Hardy, Preston Williams TE: Austin Hooper, Eric Saubert, Luke Stocker, Logan Paulsen LT: Jake Matthews, Ty Sambrailo LG: James Carpenter, Sean Harlow C: Alex Mack, Wes Schweitzer RG: Jamon Brown, Brandon Fusco RT: Cody Ford, Matt Gono, Mitch Hyatt Defense (23) DE: Vic Beasley, Steven Means DT: Grady Jarrett, Tyeler Davison, Ra’Shede Hageman DT: Dexter Lawrence, Deadrin Senat, Jack Crawford DE: Takk McKinley, Adrian Clayborn SLB: De’Vondre Campbell, Vosean Joseph MLB: Deion Jones, Kemal Ishmael WLB: Foye Oluokun, Duke Ruley CB: Desmond Trufant, Isaiah Johnson, Ryan Neal FS: Ricardo Allen, Demontae Kazee, Sharrod Neasman SS: Keanu Neal, J.J. Wilcox CB: Isaiah Oliver, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Taveze Calhoun Special Teams (3) K: Giorgia Tavecchio P: Matt Bosher LS: Josh Harris