Jerry Maguire Posted February 28, 2008 Share Posted February 28, 2008 This is just my guess at what the Front Office will try to do. And this is not saying that I would agree with all of it, but from all of the rumors and whispers, this is what I think they want to do.In free agency, I think Flozell Adams is going to be target number 1. He is a great run blocker for a LT, and better at pass protection than what Atlanta has had. I don't like his number of penalties, but he is a lot better than what is here now. TD made a statement about having to pay more than he expected for OL in free agency. More cuts should be coming.After Flozell, I think the Falcons will target the secondary, and go for guys like Randall Gay and Eugene Wilson, or maybe a Madieu Williams. Safety is a big weakness and there isn't too much help in the draft.I think the Falcons would really like to trade DeAngelo Hall to Detroit and end up with Shaun Rogers and another first rounder. Whether they are able to do that, I don't know. As far as trades go, i think they will also try to trade a late round pick for J.P. Losman. I'm not a big Losman fan, but Mularkey knows him and he is familiar with Mularkey and the terminology. He has the arm to throw the deep ball. I think this trade has a better chance of getting done than the Rogers trade. This would at least give the Falcons a young QB with starting experience. This isn't to say the Falcons won't draft a QB, but they won't be pressed into reaching for one.If the Rogers trade doesn't go through, the Falcons will target a DT in Free Agency. Don't be surprised, though, if they try to do a sign in trade involving Hall with Corey Williams. The Packers are looking to trade him to get something for him. This would make some sense, seeing how close the Pack were to the Super Bowl last season and they were toasted by Plaxico in the NFCCG game.I'm not expecting the DT trades to happen, but in the end I think we may get the first and 3rd from the Giants. And that's what I'll put in my mock. The Falcons, by doing their best to get a LT, DT, and QB before the draft, will try to set themselves up to draft Darren McFadden. I think Mularkey wants him badly. You put Flozell on the left side, draft a guy like Albert with a first rounder, and your OL is vastly improved. The quickest way to improve an offense is to do that, and then add the dynamic of a McFadden, and you become an explosive running team again, which is going to help any young QB.Here's a mock:1. Darren McFadden1b. Branden Albert2. Antoine Cason 2b. Trevor laws3. Darrell Robertson3b. Tom Zbikowski3c. Jonathan Goff4. Keenan Burton5. Craig Stevens 6. Traded for Losman7. Steve Octavien7. Brandon SumrallAgain, this is my guess at what the plan is, not my plan. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.