William Spires

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  1. We do have Davison and Senat at the 1T next to Grady. If Davison plays well we can extend him. What we need is Grady’s replacement; which is why I think we will draft Christian Wilkins.
  2. Worse case scenario ? Sky is falling ?? This is the perfect storm !! And you left him off the list ?? And with the 14th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons select TJ Hockenson from the University of Iowa
  3. I’m just trying to make a case to draft Hockenson over Ed Oliver if the rumored trade with Detroit takes place. At 14, TJ is a Bengal, Lion or Packer unfortunately. If we stay at 14...I’m a Jonah Williams fan. I feel that he is the perfect RT bookend with Jake. We have to protect #2 if we are to have a great season. Honestly CB is probably our biggest need, but, I’m a huge Christian Wilkins fan. If we could somehow trade back in the first and grab Williams & Wilkins, I’d be a happy camper.
  4. Ok...Now... we wouldn’t draft a TE because it’s not a need , but it’s the fact that on passing downs the TE is our #4 or #5 option ? Well that may be true with our last OC, but if memory serves me correctly the last time Dirk Koetter was our OC, TE Tony Gonzalez was far from a #4 or #5 option. I also seem to remember at Tampa Bay while Koetter was there they selected a certain Alabama TE with their #1 draft pick. Add to those facts that former HC Mike Mularkey was hired as our new Tight Ends coach... Hockenson makes a big case to be a Falcon.
  5. I agree, we actually have an All Pro TE#1...But.... he will also be a FA after next season and will be expecting a big pay day... along with Neal & Debo correct ? Someone on this board please have some forsite. We can’t pay everybody. I mean look at GJ & JJ now. Next year, more of the same and I think Debo is the priority. Let’s use your own wisdom : You say a TE is not a priority, that we have one... I mean why isn’t it true with a 3T DL? When we already have a 3T#1 in Grady ? I agree DL is a need. Just not Oliver. Some scouts are projecting him as a LB in the NFL. What happened to bigger and physical ? That’s Dexter Lawrence or Daylon Mack or Kristen Saunders. These are guys we can draft later. We only have one shot at a Gronk clone in Hockenson and we would be making a huge mistake if we made the trade with Detroit and didn’t draft him.
  6. Squatty, unimposing frame falls below NFL size norms inside Scouts say he played under 280 pounds Lacks functional length Gets mauled by down blocks and double teams Struggles at times when offenses run downhill at him Gets clogged up against wide-bodies Unable to sustain early jolts into extended power Backdoors blocks in lateral pursuit rather than winning across the face Forced to work excessively at disengaging from blocks Failed to convert explosiveness into impressive sack totals Rush attack is more predictable than diverse Oliver did have a knee injury that kept him out of a lot of 2018 Last game of college career he did have 2 tackles against powerhouse Memphis tho You may have been in the restroom when Tony G was the Falcons TE. An excellent blocking/receiving TE, which is the definition of TJ Hockenson, extends drives which keeps the defense off the field and fresh when needed. If my analogies of how to make the Falcons a better team by drafting Hockenson over Oliver @ 8 makes me a troll in your opinion so be it.
  7. Trading up for a 3T when we just franchised a 3T for 15 M would make me puke. There are several very good DT we can get later in the draft. We have one shot at Hockenson, and that’s the trade with the Lions. Hockenson makes us a better team than Oliver does Day 1
  8. Hopefully all of this trade up talk and veteran signings is for a trade up to 8 for Iowa TE TJ Hockenson, a once in a decade prospect at his position and the way it’s looking he would be off the board by 14.
  9. Hopefully, ever buy a like my little draft......LOL thats great !!
  10. Anthony Nelson DE Iowa & Daylon Mack DT Texas A&M as 4a & 4b would be very nice additions to the DL rotation... especially if we could get both in the 4th
  11. The Clayborn signing will allow VB to play linebacker. Gives us more flexibility on defense
  12. Maxx is an interesting prospect as a possible three down DE. He won’t be there in rounds 5 or 6. If the Falcons want him they will definitely have to use one of the 4th rounders
  13. I totally agree, but I’m not doing anything you said. Davison is a three year starting FA DT who would start next to GJ this year. Daylon Mack would rotate with GJ and Greg Gaines would rotate with Davison the next 3-4 years if we sign him. Senat continues to develope and rotates at both DT positions. Mack or Third year guy Senat takes over for GJ in 2020. No lottery here. Actually I guess I do disagree with you on one thing. Hockenson is better than Hooper right now as I’m typing this. He is probably the safest pick to fulfill his ceiling immediately, more so than anyone at their position in this draft. These moves not only makes us a better team... it will free up a ton of $$
  14. I’m totally on board with Darnell Savage & Daylon Mack in rounds 2 & 4a. I also like WR David Sills @ 5a. David was an excellent high school QB and could totally run our wildcat packages. Looks like my favorite player TJ Hockenson won’t be there at 14 and that just totally sucks but I’m warming up to the Jake Matthews clone and bookend RT Jonah Williams as our first pick. Round three is base DE Zach Allen from Boston College. 4b should be the LB from Houston Emeke Egbule or the LB from New Mex St Derek Ibekwe. 5b should be Alex Bars G Notre Dame who would have been a third round pick had he not gotten hurt. He’s NFL starter material and can rehab a year behind our two FA guards. I like the big running back from Kentucky Benny Snell as our third and one or fourth and goal line big back in round 6. He can catch and is excellent in pass pro. Last but not least I like Greg Gaines from Washington as an early down rotational 1T in the 7th to plug holes and stop the run and to beef up the goal line defense with Daylon Mack
  15. Three year starter in Davison with rookie Greg Gaines at 1T, A larger version of GJ with Daylon Mack learning the defense and in the DL rotation at the 3T. Senat at both DL positions. Hockenson immediately improves offense with blocking and receiving. Saves a ton of $ by not resigning GJ or Hooper next year. Falcons are a better TEAM