k-train Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 I feel like this year is not much different than last season, where TD knows he is on thin ice.This makes me think TD will go with the safest option he can tomorrow night, just as he did last year.Everything about Matthews seemed to make sense to me even prior to the pick last season. The pass rushers and other OTs all had question marks. Mathews had far fewer, he might not have been the flashiest player available to us, but he filled a need & seemed like the lowest risk to bust.This season seems a bit more tricky as almost every player in this draft seems like a project. This is why I think the rumors of a trade up could actually hold some weight.Quinn coached Fowler himself, so he has a better read on him than anyone else available. This is a huge advantage, and if they feel like Fowler is a sure thing, they will make the move up for him.The flip side of that is that if we do not trade up for him, it likely means that he also is seen as a big question mark... even for a guy who personally coached him... and isn't seen as being worth the risk of trading up.If we stay put at #8, it gets very interesting because there will likely be no "can't miss" or even close to that players left. It will be curious to see how they play their hand in that situation, as that will likely be the selection that ultimately makes or breaks TDs future employment by the Falcons. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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