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http://atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com/2015/04/03/mock-1-0-falcons-select-todd-gurley-with-8th-overall-pick/

"...The Falcons can’t mess this up like they did the last time they had the eighth pick in the draft.

They must pick the best player available (Todd Gurley) and not pick for need (pass rusher).

The best player available in Mock Draft 1.0 is former Georgia running back Todd Gurley and that’s who the Falcons should take.

Back in 2007, the Falcons were in need of a pass-rusher and selected Jamaal Anderson with the eighth overall pick...."

That's just stupid, a RB coming off knee surgery is not the BPA, because he won't be available the first few games of the season.

And he's doing revisonist history because Anderson had a first round grade going into the draft.

Bad enough when posters here do this, but DLed should know better.

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Teams don't care if a rookie misses a few games to start a rookie season.

Yes they do.Especially a top ten pick. And, it's not so much that he's missing a few games, it that he was injured. And injured every year in college, with fewer games and smaller opponents than he'll see in the NFL. It's a horrible risk for a top ten pick.

Think DLed is just pandering to the Bulldog crowd.

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Yes they do.Especially a top ten pick. And, it's not so much that he's missing a few games, it that he was injured. And injured every year in college, with fewer games and smaller opponents than he'll see in the NFL. It's a horrible risk for a top ten pick.

Think DLed is just pandering to the Bulldog crowd.

Absolutely. /thread

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The one point he has is what I mentioned yesterday. As the draft is very likely going to play out, we will be faced with taking the third best option at pass rusher, or select from the top prospect at RB, OL, or DB. If they are wise, they'll not settle for need above talent. If we assume that, then taking Gurley makes perfect sense if they have him rated highest.

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The one point he has is what I mentioned yesterday. As the draft is very likely going to play out, we will be faced with taking the third best option at pass rusher, or select from the top prospect at RB, OL, or DB. If they are wise, they'll not settle for need above talent. If we assume that, then taking Gurley makes perfect sense if they have him rated highest.

Trae Waynes would make 1000% more sense no matter how the draft plays out.

Ask the Broncos if they'd rather have Clinton Portis or Champ Bailey.

Pass rusher isn't our only hole on defense.

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The people on this board should know better, but......

Every single year we have a small crowd screaming for RB's and WR's when our defense is freakin terrible.

If Gurley dropped to 42, which is unlikely, but possible, I'd love to have him on my team. If you traded down from 8 to the 20's, then he makes much more sense, but not at 8.

The one point he has is what I mentioned yesterday. As the draft is very likely going to play out, we will be faced with taking the third best option at pass rusher, or select from the top prospect at RB, OL, or DB. If they are wise, they'll not settle for need above talent. If we assume that, then taking Gurley makes perfect sense if they have him rated highest.

A RB coming off injury can't be the highest rated player left. And it may very well be that the 3rd best pass rusher is STILL the highest rated player.

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