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Phil Taylor, Greg Little, Owen Marecic, Brandon Weeden And Travis Benjamin


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its early in the 3rd season on julio jones trade, but glad TD traded up for him. kids been on fire this year.

the browns picked these five picks:

Phil Taylor- didn't play much first season, hurt next. seems alright so far this season.

Greg Little - trade block/ cut next season. WR3 on team maybe.

Owen Marecic - on the niners now.

Brandon Weeden - bust, and won't be on team next year.

Travis Benjamin-hurt and doesn't see much playing time.

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Falcons wouldn't have drafted like that at all. Wouldn't have taken Weeden because they didn't need a 30 years old back up. Little had some red flags, wouldn't have drafted him either. Don't know about the other, doesn't really matter.

Falcons gave up a fair price to draft a stud- draft value charts haven't been updated to reflect the increased value of early picks because of the new CBA's limits on salary for new players.

Cleveland pi##ing away the picks doesn't changes the Falcons side of it.

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Falcons wouldn't have drafted like that at all. Wouldn't have taken Weeden because they didn't need a 30 years old back up. Little had some red flags, wouldn't have drafted him either. Don't know about the other, doesn't really matter.

Falcons gave up a fair price to draft a stud- draft value charts haven't been updated to reflect the increased value of early picks because of the new CBA's limits on salary for new players.

Cleveland pi##ing away the picks doesn't changes the Falcons side of it.

I agree with this other than one minor caveat, we got better value on the pick at that time because Dimitroff gambled on the fact that there would be a rookie wage scale. This was the draft when they were still trying to negotiate a new CBA. The fact that we locked up a stud for 4 years on a rookie capped contract was a coup, and we can look forward to another 10 years of Julio and Ryan terrorizing defenses,

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Didn't get a sniff of the playoffs with Calvin being the best WR in football for 4-5 years. WR is simply not a "game-changing" position.

And yet, a 2 time exec of the year, with A Blank's blessing, made the trade. And you're hard pressed to find anyone besides you and swift who thinks it was a bad deal.

So, there's you, there's everybody else. Going with everybody else.

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So were Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson, yet those teams didn't contend for the playoffs until they started drafting defense.

WR cannot be enough of a game-changer to warrant 5 draft picks being sacrificed.

You can also argue that both the Lions and Texans did not become relevant teams until that had consistent QB play and a valid running game as much as you can talk about their defense.

The Falcons did give up a fair amount for Julio...but the guy is a pure stud in every sense for our offense.

We have drafted OL and defense in the last 2 season...its just that no one is really panning out to be world beaters. They are average at best players right now.

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His TDs and YPA were way down. That happens when you only have one real threat.

What happens to us when Julio's 4 year deal is redone? Will we be faced with having an inferior supporting cast for a different reason?

I don't know what the Falcons cap situation will be like during that time so I don't know from that standpoint.

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