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Is It Too Much To Hope For This Draft That One Of The Qbs Drops To 30 And A Couple Of Teams Start A Bidding War To Move Up?


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Would love to see someone like Barkley or Smith drop until pick 30 and then the Falcons being able to trade down and pick up extra picks.

KC has the first pick in the second round- if a QB prospect falls, they may think they have to trade up a few spots to get him. If they'd trade their 2nd and 3rd picks for Falcons number 30, I'd do that in a heartbeat- only drop 3 spots and get the first pick in the 3rd round?

That'd give the Falcons something like the 33rd, 60th, and 63 rd picks in the draft [ couple of teams forfeited 2nd rounders].

Would also do it for KC's 2nd round pick and 1st round next year.

Don't know how possible any of that is, but I like the thought.

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Or, you know, they trade up with the first team in front of one who will be likely drafting a QB...aka, not us, because they could trade to SF or BAL for cheaper.

No they can't, this scenario is that TWO teams start trying to trade up to grab the QB and Atlanta takes the best offer.

Used KC as an obvious example of a QB needy team- there are several others that would have to leapfrog KC at the top of the second round to make sure they got the QB they really wanted.

It would be like the trade the Saints made a couple of years ago to get Ingram- good player you need falls, you give up a draft pick to move up.

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The trade down scenario could reap big rewards for the Falcons. Two things make this improbable. First of all, TD has never traded down. In fact he likes to trade up (big if you remember). The second important thing to remember is that New England picks right before us. They are very likely to trade down. If NE makes a pick, then maybe a team will want to jump up and trade with us. They will not worry that the 2 Superbowl teams are picking a quarterback but they have to worry that a quarterback needy team will jump in front of them to get their QB. That is the scenario that could reap us an extra higher pick. A pick we could put to very good use. This would recoup some of the lost picks in the JJ trade and improve the teams depth.

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Or, you know, they trade up with the first team in front of one who will be likely drafting a QB...aka, not us, because they could trade to SF or BAL for cheaper.

They could call two teams that need a QB and say another team is interested in trading up. Dumb teams fall for that stuff all the time, like the Browns trading up one pick to get Richardson.

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The trade down scenario could reap big rewards for the Falcons. Two things make this improbable. First of all, TD has never traded down. In fact he likes to trade up (big if you remember). The second important thing to remember is that New England picks right before us. They are very likely to trade down. If NE makes a pick, then maybe a team will want to jump up and trade with us. They will not worry that the 2 Superbowl teams are picking a quarterback but they have to worry that a quarterback needy team will jump in front of them to get their QB. That is the scenario that could reap us an extra higher pick. A pick we could put to very good use. This would recoup some of the lost picks in the JJ trade and improve the teams depth.

Keep hearing that TD never trades down, but until two years ago, you would also have said he never traded multiple picks to trade up to 6th overall in the draft.

It may simply be that no one has ever offered him enough to make it worth his while, that he's always preferred his selection at his draft spot over the potential benefits of extra picks.

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I'm thinking that it may not be a QB that teams trade up for, but maybe a Safety. There are a lot of good safeties in this years class and if a few picks go by where someone like Matt Elam hasn't been picked yet (especially if he gets past NE), you can bet someone might try to trade up the Falcons spot to try and grab them before the Ravens or 49ers.

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I'm thinking that it may not be a QB that teams trade up for, but maybe a Safety. There are a lot of good safeties in this years class and if a few picks go by where someone like Matt Elam hasn't been picked yet (especially if he gets past NE), you can bet someone might try to trade up the Falcons spot to try and grab them before the Ravens or 49ers.

I doubt someone will trade up for a safety.

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