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Falcons, Oakland, K.C. vie for third draft pick


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That's right. I hope we pick 5th.

If we pick third there will be a huge temptation to take a glamor pick.

At 5th, we're more likely to be "stuck" taking a boring, solid player like OT-Clady, DT-Ellis, S-Phillips, or ILB-Laurentis. These players would be tremendous players/contributors for the Falcons for a decade.

Before you go moaning about he lower pick, remember DeAngelo Hall was a #8 pick. At #5 we'll get a great player and save some cap room. We just won't get a glamor pick.

Falcons, Oakland, K.C. vie for third draft pick


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 12/31/07

This story corrects an earlier version that inaccurately stated the Falcons had clinched the third pick in the 2008 draft.

The Falcons will select third, fourth or fifth in the 2008 NFL draft after a coin flip on Monday will be used to break a three-way tie.

The Falcons are tied with Oakland and Kansas City. All three teams, plus, the New York Jets, finished at 4-12. The Falcons, Raiders and Chiefs finished with identical strengths of schedule. The NFL has no other tie-breaker in the case of three-way ties. The Jets had a tougher strength of schedule than the three other teams and will pick sixth.

Miami (1-15) and St. Louis (3-13) will make the first two picks.

San Francisco and Baltimore both finished 5-11. New England, which owns the 49ers' first-round pick, will select seventh and the Ravens eighth based on strength of schedule.

Seven teams are tied with 7-9 records. Next are four teams at 8-8, including Houston. Since the Falcons receive the Texans' second-round pick from the Matt Schaub trade, they will also make a selection between 16th and 19th in the second round, pending tie-breakers.


1. Miami

2. St. Louis

(tie) Atlanta/Oakland/Kansas City

6. N.Y. Jets

7. New England (from San Fran.)

8. Baltimore

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