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What Are The Top 4 Falcon Needs In The Draft? Update!


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1) LG

2) RB

3) FS/CB (whichever Southward doesn't stick with)

4) ILB

I wanted to put edge at 1.. But we have a ton of guys waiting for a shot under Quinn's scheme.. Signed multiple FAs for that purpose and also have a ton of young guys waiting.

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Imo:

1) FS (round 1 and 2)

2) RB (round 2 through 4)

3) LEO (round 1, maybe early round 2)

4) LG (round 2 and 3)

With the rounds where I think they can be best addressed. Not where I prefer we address them, just where we can address them and still land a starter. Would rather not wait till 4 to take a RB, but if we can do that and still land someone like Yeldon or David Johnson, or even Buck Allen, count me in.

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1. Pass Rusher

2. Free Safety (assuming Southward will be moved to CB)

3. Left Guard (not comfortable with Baker, Kontz, or anyone else currently on the roster at LG)

4. Running Back (especially a power back who can convert short-yardage situations and also capable of sharing rushing load)

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edge rusher first then

OG, RB, S are all neck and neck to me. with RB having a slight lead- would draft some combo out of those in next 3 rounds, depending on who was there. Would love to trade down and have an extra pick in 2/3 to pick one of each.

ILB would be higher, except that I think improved Dline play will make the LBs look much better. Same thought process with Corner- fix the pass rush, all the corners on the roster look better. Giants won a super bowl w/ a mediocre secondary and a strong pass rush.

Every team has holes, want the Falcons holes to be as far away from the LOS as possible.

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edge rusher first then

OG, RB, S are all neck and neck to me. with RB having a slight lead- would draft some combo out of those in next 3 rounds, depending on who was there. Would love to trade down and have an extra pick in 2/3 to pick one of each.

ILB would be higher, except that I think improved Dline play will make the LBs look much better. Same thought process with Corner- fix the pass rush, all the corners on the roster look better. Giants won a super bowl w/ a mediocre secondary and a strong pass rush.

Every team has holes, want the Falcons holes to be as far away from the LOS as possible.

I'd argue that a LG would be just as important as an edge rusher. We did sign a few this offseason. Anyways, offense has been the only reason we won any games. Without a decent oline we will definitely be picking in the top 10 next year as well.

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  1. Passrusher
  2. Starting Left Guard
  3. Inside Linebacker
  4. Running Back
  5. Corner/Free Safety (extra long)
  6. Wide Receiver
  7. Tight End (will be a bigger need in 2016 if we don't get top prospect)
  8. Right Tackle
  9. Defensive Tackle

That's a really good list, better than mine ... But I don't see the need of another ILB as 3rd most needed..

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I'd argue that a LG would be just as important as an edge rusher. We did sign a few this offseason. Anyways, offense has been the only reason we won any games. Without a decent oline we will definitely be picking in the top 10 next year as well.

You can get a great LG at 42, you can get a good edge rusher there. I want a great edge rusher. Falcons have quietly made their D much more competent over the off season, but they don't have that stud to build around.

They may also have much more confidence that someone out of the group of Konz, Baker, Hawley, Stone, Person and Gunn can handle guard than most posters do.

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RB is our greatest -need-...simply because we do not have a bellcow-type back. Also LG, because we need to continue strengthening our O line. Pass rusher, preferably a DE, is next. Then I think we need interior D line help more than DBs or LBs. These needs are not necessarily the order in which they should be addressed in the draft.

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RB is our greatest -need-...simply because we do not have a bellcow-type back. Also LG, because we need to continue strengthening our O line. Pass rusher, preferably a DE, is next. Then I think we need interior D line help more than DBs or LBs. These needs are not necessarily the order in which they should be addressed in the draft.

Interior dline help? So Soliai Hageman TJax and Babs aren't enough?

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Interior dline help? So Soliai Hageman TJax and Babs aren't enough?

T Jackson backs up/rotates with Hageman. Soliai is our sole NT, and old; he needs a backup who can challenge and possibly replace him- and there are a number of good NT types this year. Babineaux is also old, and doesn't have anyone to rotate with him/back him up. I think Babs' replacement is the biggest need on the interior line, and there are several who could in this draft- Bennett, Gabe Wright, and Marcus Hardison from AZ St. would all be worthy picks between the 3rd and 5th rounds.

If they all stayed healthy this year, we'd be ok, but we still need to look to the future and plan for injuries.

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