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Seems the lord almighty had pity on us and we got our athletic edge rusher in Vic Beasley. It had to be hard to sit still in that war room until number 8--but TD/Pioli did a great job.

These are how I see our positions that need upgrading or in need of an infusion of talent:

1) edge rusher--never have enough

2) Safety (Either spot really)

3) Running back

4) Linebacker (maybe swapped with running back)

5) Left Guard (maybe higher, but could be mid round with zbs)

--NOTE: maybe LG solution is on roster?

Other minor holes:

1) TE

---minor because I'm not sold that we need an elite TE..more a good one that can catch and block...tamme also fills that hole short term. If Moeaki is healthy--we're golden

2) WR

--I think Hankerson with Ryan as QB may end up being a great signing. Still, it's a good draft to get a talented WR late

3) Base DE

--you know the bigger stout guy on the left side...goodman is someone to consider and we have TJax...but this could still be an area we at least add depth. A healthy Clayborn may be fine as well

With our biggest need out of the way (and arguably the hardest need to fill!) , I'm looking at the players available in the second round and salivating a bit--great talent still out there. The top guys for me in the second are as follows:

4) CB

--could be a higher need depending on whether they view Dez as a cb or not

EDGE/DE:

1) Gregory (in the second? Why not)

2) Diggy from UCLA

3) Preston Smith

4) Eli Harold

5) Danielle Hunter

6) Nate Orchard

Folks, there is a glut of good edge rushers available. Someone will be there in the third as well

DBs:

1) Landon Collins

2) josh shaw (could be cb as well)

3) Quentin Rollins

4) Eric Rowe

5) Ronald Darby

6) Jalen Collins

This is an interesting list as most on here could line up as FS or cb in Quinn's scheme

OL:

1) Jake Fisher

2) Donavan Smith

3) TJ Clemmings

4) Marpet

--much shorter list, but all listed could be LGs or RTs

RBs:

1) Ajayi --he's slipping I bet

2) Coleman

3) Yeldon

4) Duke Johnson

5) Abdullah

DL (bigger guys who play 5 tech, NT,base DE or DT):

1) Mario Edwards

2) Jordan Phillips

3) Carl Davis

LB

1) Kendricks

2) McKinney

3) perryman

There are a ton of WRs. Unless we. Took chance on DGB, I'm not sure we go WR in second. TEs are unimpressive tbh

Of my board I rank Safety, G and LB as least deep in talent :

My board is as follows:

1) Gregory

--if you feel you can handle the character concerns, he's still a first round guy in a hard position to fill. Having Beasly mitigates risk if he's ever suspended . Boom or bust guy

2) Landin Collins:

--Landon is a great talent at S

3) Eli Harold

--long pass rusher who's a mad man flying around the field

4) Fisher:

--highly Athletic OL in a zbs. Can definitely man LG or RT

5) McKinney

--stout run defender with great length and some pass rush ability

6) Carl Davis

--humongous man-child with size and athleticism

7) Yeldon

--every down back with size and burst.

8) Diggy

--muscular athletic DE who's athletic enough to stand up

9) Kendricks

--will and chase backer that flys all over the field

10) Eric Rowe

-- Rangy defender who I think is a FS

Your top ten?

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That's a great list. I still think Ryan needs that safety valve TE so I would add Max Williams in the mix, but would be happy with any of those on your list.

Shocked Gregory and Collins are still there. If either still there by our 2nd pick (unlikely, but crazier things...) we'd have 2 Top 15 talents from this draft! Not a proponent of trading up, but I would to get either of those two. That would be crazy good

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That's a great list. I still think Ryan needs that safety valve TE so I would add Max Williams in the mix, but would be happy with any of those on your list.

Shocked Gregory and Collins are still there. If either still there (unlikely, but crazier things...) we'd have 2 Top 15 talents from this draft! Not a proponent of trading up, but I would to get either of those two. That would be crazy good

I like Max but tbh I think I'd rather Walford in the third or fourth

Agree. I hated Gregory at 8, but in the second? In all for trading up to nab him. He's a definite first round talent.

I love Landon greatly, but and I can't believe I'm saying this, I'd trade up and get Gregory. Two athletic pass rushers is a rare commodity on a team

Wow! That hurt swung I'd draft Gregory over Collins lol

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I like Max but tbh I think I'd rather Walford in the third or fourth

Agree. I hated Gregory at 8, but in the second? In all for trading up to nab him. He's a definite first round talent.

I love Landon greatly, but and I can't believe I'm saying this, I'd trade up and get Gregory. Two athletic pass rushers is a rare commodity on a team

Wow! That hurt swung I'd draft Gregory over Collins lol

I bet it did!

I was wrong on Gregory, I thought for sure he'd go top 13...kid must have really FU his interviews, he is IMO a Top 5 talent

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I bet it did!

I was wrong on Gregory, I thought for sure he'd go top 13...kid must have really FU his interviews, he is IMO a Top 5 talent

Lol...I agree. Something really turned off teams...I didn't see top 5 but certainly top 15-20

Another player I kinda like is Bernardick McKinney. He's so rugged and physical. Something we lack in our LB corps

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Love to see the Falcons trade back a few slots, pick up an 3rd rounder, extra 3rd rounder in this draft is a very good thing.

My guess is they go RB, just a guess, don't even know who. Assumes they like somebody already on the roster to man the LG spot.

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Love to see the Falcons trade back a few slots, pick up an 3rd rounder, extra 3rd rounder in this draft is a very good thing.

My guess is they go RB, just a guess, don't even know who. Assumes they like somebody already on the roster to man the LG spot.

Personally, I'd be good with trade up or down. Sounds crazy but only a few left --Landon Collins and Gregory--are first round talents that slipped. The rest are good players but are 2nd and third round talents..maje sense? In other words the gap of talent is pretty even past Collins and Gregory..which means we get a good player whether we stay put or go back

Part of me really wants to roll the dice, drop back and grab either McKinney or Carl Davis ...two different positions, but both are physical and kinda nasty guys with good athleticism. Add some dog to our defense.

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Personally, I'd be good with trade up or down. Sounds crazy but only a few left --Landon Collins and Gregory--are first round talents that slipped. The rest are good players but are 2nd and third round talents..maje sense? In other words the gap of talent is pretty even past Collins and Gregory..which means we get a good player whether we stay put or go back

Part of me really wants to roll the dice, drop back and grab either McKinney or Carl Davis ...two different positions, but both are physical and kinda nasty guys with good athleticism. Add some dog to our defense.

Would be leery of spending a pick to move up for either Collins or Gregory-there's a reason they're sitting there in the 2nd round, and we don't know what it is. Taking either with 42 makes more sense- the 2nd round equivalent of what they did in first round- staying put in the first round and letting the player drop.

Love the idea of dropping back and picking up an extra pick or two.

Think they have to go offense- almost all the draft picks and FA last two years have been defense- got to give players like Maponga, Shembo, Southward, Ishmael and others a chance.

Taking a RB at 42 makes so much more sense than one at 8. I know the idea of taking a 4-6 rounder, would rather make sure they got a stud myself.

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Would be leery of spending a pick to move up for either Collins or Gregory-there's a reason they're sitting there in the 2nd round, and we don't know what it is. Taking either with 42 makes more sense- the 2nd round equivalent of what they did in first round- staying put in the first round and letting the player drop.

Love the idea of dropping back and picking up an extra pick or two.

Think they have to go offense- almost all the draft picks and FA last two years have been defense- got to give players like Maponga, Shembo, Southward, Ishmael and others a chance.

Taking a RB at 42 makes so much more sense than one at 8. I know the idea of taking a 4-6 rounder, would rather make sure they got a stud myself.

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I really get the feeling that Gregory is completely off many teams boards. I know they do psyche screenings in the pre-draft process, and I know no front office person would ever comment about the results of that (HIPAA and all that), but it seems like his talent should not have slid past so many teams without some serious red flags. I wouldn't trade up for him, but if he is there at the pick, I would have to consider it if the scouts thought he was workable in the NFL.

I still think safety is the next biggest concern on the roster. I would like Collins, but I understand the worry that he doesn't have the range to play FS in Quinn's system. If that is something that the team thinks as well, then Rowe would be an excellent pick.

The wildcard to me is the tackle from Oregon, Fisher. He seems like a first round talent, and having bookend tackles for the next 10 years sounds wonderful. Plus, he would be playing next to Asamoah which should only help his transition into the NFL.

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Would be leery of spending a pick to move up for either Collins or Gregory-there's a reason they're sitting there in the 2nd round, and we don't know what it is. Taking either with 42 makes more sense- the 2nd round equivalent of what they did in first round- staying put in the first round and letting the player drop.

Love the idea of dropping back and picking up an extra pick or two.

Think they have to go offense- almost all the draft picks and FA last two years have been defense- got to give players like Maponga, Shembo, Southward, Ishmael and others a chance.

Taking a RB at 42 makes so much more sense than one at 8. I know the idea of taking a 4-6 rounder, would rather make sure they got a stud myself.

Good point on both Collins and Gregory. I'm assuming a run on other positions and worries about certain scheme fits pushed Collins down. Gregory--well we all know at least a big part of the reason he fell

If I were GM, and I'm not lol, I'd add someone tough and physical in second be it offense or defense. Just a tough dude. It might be a rb, S, LB, DL or OL. Just a dog that's gonna smack someone in the face.

Yeldon to me is intriguing. Watch him run and he's physical and got burst.

Collins, assuming he dropped due to run on positions is interesting as he's just a big hitter that sets the tone

If we could gain a third by dropping back, I think I'd go thus way:

2nd round: Yeldon

3rd round: Dawson

3 rd round: Donavan Smith or Chaz Green

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Because of the way the 1st round shook out, the Falcons a 42 are in the same position they were last night at 8: talent at multiple positions of need, so it's easy to make a great pick. If their is a willing partner (always the toughest part), trading back to snag an additional 3rd rounder and potentially ending up with 4 of the top 100 picks becomes the more difficult question.

FS or OL seem to make the most sense if they stay at 42. RB and WR are both depth needs, but talent can likely be acquired in the 3rd or even 4th round.

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Good point on both Collins and Gregory. I'm assuming a run on other positions and worries about certain scheme fits pushed Collins down. Gregory--well we all know at least a big part of the reason he fell

If I were GM, and I'm not lol, I'd add someone tough and physical in second be it offense or defense. Just a tough dude. It might be a rb, S, LB, DL or OL. Just a dog that's gonna smack someone in the face.

Yeldon to me is intriguing. Watch him run and he's physical and got burst.

Collins, assuming he dropped due to run on positions is interesting as he's just a big hitter that sets the tone

If we could gain a third by dropping back, I think I'd go thus way:

2nd round: Yeldon

3rd round: Dawson

3 rd round: Donavan Smith or Chaz Green

Agree with the toughness idea, going to be exciting to see what they do. They've set themselves up nicely with FA- LB isn't as desperate a need as it was before FA, same with TE.

Personally want a RB because I want a 2nd rounder to do for the Falcons what Lacey and Bell did for their teams.

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Agree with the toughness idea, going to be exciting to see what they do. They've set themselves up nicely with FA- LB isn't as desperate a need as it was before FA, same with TE.

Personally want a RB because I want a 2nd rounder to do for the Falcons what Lacey and Bell did for their teams.

It wouldn't break my heart to see a Yeldon picked in second round. Of course, another pass rusher ain't bad. Either lol
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How does Quinn see roles for Clayborn and other FA's when picking rounds 2 thru 4. He may see our other edge guy from players already on the team. Can't see another edge rusher in next 3 picks when we can plug other holes with the likes of Collins, Marpet(or best guard available), Paul Dawson/Kendricks, and Ajayi/Yeldon.

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How does Quinn see roles for Clayborn and other FA's when picking rounds 2 thru 4. He may see our other edge guy from players already on the team. Can't see another edge rusher in next 3 picks when we can plug other holes with the likes of Collins, Marpet(or best guard available), Paul Dawson/Kendricks, and Ajayi/Yeldon.

Clayborn is a LDE. Reed a SLB who can move inside. Kroy could or could not survive last cuts. Needs are great, but pass rush is a valuable commodity..and it would make sense on some level if the Falcons chose to add to their rotation--emphasis on rotation.

Maponga isn't assured a roster spot, either. And goodman is another LDE type. Schofield is a rotation guy

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That's a great list. I still think Ryan needs that safety valve TE so I would add Max Williams in the mix, but would be happy with any of those on your list.

I was told that a higher up in an AFC org said that they as well as a lot of other teams think we're dialed in on him in the 2nd. We'll see I guess, not sure I'd want to take a TE that high but Roddy is getting up there and we will need a target other than Julio to go to.

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Between Dez and Ish, do we really need a safety THAT bad, compared to a LG or ILB? Like the prospects, just think I might have a different priority ranking than you, and would probably look at Cobb at RB. I haven't watched Collins at all, but if the rumors are true that Quinn is looking at Dez to move to CB and Collins has the range to be a good FS, it makes sense. It's hard to really say what are needs are in someways because we don't really know what to expect in terms of who Quinn is going to play well, or what he saw on tape from our guys.

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