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  1. For some reason my favorite part of the draft is the lower picks / UDFAs... I always love scouting unknowns and seeing the hidden gems. I think we actually picked up 2, maybe 3 UDFAs who could make the 53: - Feleipe Franks QB* - Could develop into a good QB2 or trade bait - Javian Hawkins RB* - Instant home run threat - Erroll Thompson ILB* - Hard hitting ILB to counter Deion Jones lightweight coverage style; good against run - Caleb Huntley RB - Big boi - JR Pace S - Hometown depth - Marcus Murphy CB - Could develop into depth --- How about
  2. I don't see a thread that is simply a discussion of the merits of these two options (at least in purpose) - so I wanted to make a poll to gauge people's feelings. I have been flip flopping over this decision, but I think I have decided that with 9 draft picks... *unless* we get a too good to be true trade back deal, we should take Pitts. We gave up the farm for Julio, and while that can be debated for a long time - one thing you can't debate is the popularity, highlight reels, and sheer firepower he's brought to the offense by being on the field. We have a chance at getting that sa
  3. Grain of salt with all these videos as it's just practice reps but I figure the more info the better since there's no combine this year. Reps from a lot of guys who get mentioned on here as later round options.
  4. A lot of talent went off the board on day 2 but who are your targets for Day 3 and beyond? Here are a few of mine, in no particular order: Kenny Willekes, Edge Trevis Gipson, Edge Alton Robinson, Edge Curtis Weaver, Edge Bryce Huff, Edge Jonathan Garvin, Edge Jason Stowbridge, DL Leki Fotu, DT Rashard Lawrence, DT Khalil Davis, DT Chris Williamson, DB JR Reed, S Geno Stone, S K'von Wallace, S Cameron Brown, LB Kamal Martin, LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB Troy Dye, LB Ha
  5. Hello and welcome Falcons fans! My name is Lt Dan and this ladies and gentlemen is the 2020 Falcons Prospect Tracker !!!! This Thread is a 4 year project started by myself in (2015/2016) and I would like to thank the members of TAFMB for allowing me to post this each year and provide quality content. So here's how it works. We take all the information we can get from Twitter, Draft sites, Media members, Scouts, and Guys and Gals on the ground at Pro-Days to uncover the Falcons interest in players and who they have worked out to get a better understanding of how they utilize the draf
  6. So overall I think this past year was a success despite the 29-53 record in year 1 for Pierce. The young guys played well for the most part and we were able to get guys like Len to play well in our system. Excited to see where next year takes us. We competed in a lot of games we lost too. As the year went along, we played better which is a very good sign. Trae Young averaged 19.1 PPG and 8.1 APG. His 3 ball was only around 33%, but he was up to around 35% after the all star break. That number is only going to get better IMO. Post ASG, he averaged 24.7 and 9.2 APG. He was 2nd in the NBA i
  7. When reading the comments and the reaction of the fans, one couldn’t help seeing tthe shortsightedness of the fans. The Falcons had a pool of players to go after and this based on their research and resources. This process starts weeks before the draft starts—this is not like an overnight and on the go process. The fans are always dramatic and want the big names that get hyped up by the media and within NFL circles. Some of this hype is well-deserved based on the talent, but many times it is like steroids for hype and national attention. When you peel the process, the best teams go
  8. I like the 1st guard, especially after you missed out Christian Wilkins, but giving up 2nd and 3rd round picks for an extra O-lineman late in the 1st round who we don't know is going to be like? I'm gonna be honest, but.... WHY THE **** WASN'T THIS LAST YEAR'S DRAFT AND FREE AGENCY!? Had we done all of that last year we would have focused on a lot of defense this year, and Deandre Baker going to the Giants late in the 1st round. Not surprised there.
  9. Before you lose your cookies... We just took the best guard in the draft. People are complaining we're "stacked" at guard/OL. You know who won a Super Bowl because of great guards/OL? Brees. Brady. You name it. We FINALLY take a pick to protect Matt, and one that is as close to a guaranteed pick as you'll get at 14. Plus the side note of him being from BC. Perspective. It helps. Edit: seeing people saying we could have gotten him later.. how? We playing what ifs? What about trading back? What if we couldn't find a good trade partner? What if we had good inte
  10. Basically, what the title says, if we had who we thought could be/become top tier in this defense (those last 3 words are important) at nearly every position on defense sitting there at 14, who would you pick and why? Which position, if picked, would most put this defense over the top? A DL "Gap Penetrator"? A Tough big body NT type? A "Michael Bennett type" Edge rusher who can move inside? A "speedy" bend around the edge type rusher? A top tier WLB? A top coverage CB? A "rangy" top tier Free Safety? Note: I left out MLB and SS because I m
  11. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/peter-king-talks-falcons-who-needs-to-step-top-draft-priority-and-the-x-factor-i Kelsey Conway AtlantaFalcons.com reporter FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – If you were to ask longtime NFL writer Peter King which team he’d be most inclined to buy stock in at this point in the offseason, his answer might surprise you. Let’s just say the Atlanta Falcons would definitely be in the conversation. “I’d be buying Falcons stock right now because I think they’ve got a chance to rebound and play very well this year in what again is going to be a very t
  12. The more I think about it, the more I think Cody Ford is our guy at 14. Brings toughness to the trenches and immediately upgrades our OL. In an offense loaded with skill players, this pick totally makes sense. I do not want us to trade up for Oliver. McClure reported we are heavily interested in ford and have had a formal meeting as well.
  13. I posted a full mock on the NFL Draft & FA forum here, but thought I would share my bold idea for the 1st round here... "If you're going to think, think big. If you're going to think big, think bigger". Going into the draft most at this point are agreed that our 2 biggest needs are OL and DT. Sure, we could do with better depth at CB, LB, RB and you can never have enough pass rushers but 95% of the posters on here are leaning towards DT or OL with #14. Looking at who the FO have shown an interest in so far it does indeed look like we will go that direction. Assuming the bo
  14. I know a number of people here are all in on the DL train in the draft and cringe at the thought of drafting a RT in the first round because you don't draft non-left tackle offensive linemen in the first round. I'm here, with the help of FiveThirtyEight, to provide some insight as to why that's a foolish way of think in today's NFL. As the bolded points out, there is no true "blindside" any more. Some of the best RTs in the league played LT coming out of college. Ramcyzk and Schwartz were LTs in college. Lane Johnson was also a LT in college. On the other hand, Ryan Schraeder, who we
  15. So it looks like come end of next football Sunday when the season ends for the Falcons the Best pick they can have is 5th the worse they can have is 16(unless denver wins tomorrow then the number becomes 15). All in All the team if they draft the right players should still be in position to get a potential Allstar player
  16. We are currently in slot #5 in the draft with that giants win.
  17. Well, it’s time we finally admit the truth about this franchise. By Cory Woodroof @CoryWoodroof47 Dec 12, 2018, 8:00am EST Leodis McKelvin was right. The Atlanta Falcons are, have been, and for the immediate future, will be front-runners. Go back to 2016 with me, if you will. The Falcons had just lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, one of the team’s few 2016 regular season flops. The game showed what happened when the historic offense met a fierce defensive front. The team was held to 15 points on offense and lost control of the game’s tempo, which sunk the explosive m
  18. Lots of trading down. Maybe my favorite overall draft. Have at it. Please don't whine that this isn't "realistic". No kidding. This is just what I would do given the opportunity. https://first-pick.com/NFL/Share.aspx?id=2b8060a5-c579-49be-8440-d942516e6787 Round 2 Pick 22 (K.C.): ONeill, Brian, OT, Pittsburgh (A-)Round 2 Pick 30 (MINN): Ragnow, Frank, C/OG, Arkansas (B+)Round 2 Pick 31 (N.E.): Miller, Kolton, OT, UCLA (B)Round 3 Pick 7 (DEN): Gesicki, Mike, TE, Penn State (A+)Round 3 Pick 14 (K.C.): Smith, Braden, OG, Auburn (A)Round 3 Pick 19 (BALT): Thomas, Ian, TE, Indiana (
  19. Calling all Falcons fans. Why do certain people/or yourself think we need a Tight End(TE). Because I'm under the belief we don't need a TE. Tight End is not a need for the Atlanta Falcons. The people trying to make this a need is mind boggling to me. So help me understand. Because Austin Hooper in a sophomore year was decent. And average around where the Veterans were averaging in the league. Considering the entire offense was lackluster. He was decent. And if the team gets back to the offense we know they can be(It doesn't have to be Shanahan offense) but back to the g
  20. I did the draft game just now, traded down a few times to gain more picks to address the Falcons needs properly, and to draft more bodies in case guys bust. What do you think of my first few picks? Round 2, Pick 14 = Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford Round 2, Pick 32 = Braden Smith, OT/OG, Auburn Round 3, Pick 11 = Jeff Holland, DE/OLB, Auburn Round 3, Pick 13 = Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama Round 3, Pick 20 = Frank Ragnow, C/OG, Arkansas Round 4, Pick 5 = Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State Round 4, Pick 14 = Bradley Bozeman, C, Alabama Round 4, Pick 24 =
  21. Did you ever think we would see the Falcons draft someone that drops the F bomb on National TV? LOL Dude has some passion.... hopefully he channels it in the right direction!
  22. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/cowboys-starting-right-tackle-reportedly-decides-to-retire-after-10-seasons/ Cowboys starting right tackle reportedly decides to retire after 10 seasons Doug Free has decided to hang up his cleats The Cowboys might need to call an audible on their plans for free agency, because all of the sudden, they have a gaping hole on their offensive line that they’re going to need to fill. According to ESPN.com, starting right tackle Doug Free has decided to retire. The 10-year veteran had been a mainstay on the Cowboys’ offensive line since becoming a
  23. My 1st post here after lurking for a while. I thought post draft was a good time to defend TD. I’ll start my case with GMs that are clearly worse than TD. 1) Bucs - A kicker in the 2nd? A kicker?! And they traded UP??? This is the biggest reach since the jags took that punter in the 3rd. This board would have a meltdown of epic proportions if TD did that. 2) Rams - Desperately needed a QB, but gave up WAY too much after basically stealing high picks for years. Goff has potential, but not a sure thing. Julio was a slam dunk no question sure thing. 3) Eagles - See: Rams 4)
  24. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000657564/article/2016-nfl-draft-9-remaining-gems-left-after-day-1 CHICAGO -- Day 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft is in the books, and now it's time to turn our attention to Day 2. There are still plenty of talented players remaining for teams in the second and third rounds on Friday, many who will become starters in the NFL. Below is a list of nine players I believe are the best remaining prospects on the board (with my original overall ranking in parenthesis): 1. Myles Jack (5), OLB, UCLA It wasn't physical ability with Jack but his
  25. FIRST ROUND (17TH OVERALL) Traded to the Bengals for their 1st round (24th overall), 3rd round (87th overall) and 5th round (161st overall) NEW FIRST ROUND PICK (24TH OVERALL) FALCONS SELECT: KARL JOSEPH, SAFETY, WEST VIRGINIA Ironically, Joseph's play style of a complete lack of respect for his own body was not the reason he missed more than half of his senior season. He injured his knee in a non-contact practice drill, putting a stop to his best year to date, where he led the FBS in interceptions (five) after four weeks. Joseph flies into the backfield and attacks recei
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