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Considering the Falcons have a ton of holes to fill (OG, MLB, WLB, S, DE) and only have 5 picks to work with the ideal situation would be for them to trade back and gain another pick or two. So that's the scenario I'll play out in this mock.

The Titans have a ton of picks. Notably two 2nd and 3rd rounders. So that the ideal candidate. So in this scenario Tennessee trades pick 33(their first 2nd round pick) and pick 76(their second 3rd round pick) for the Falcons #17 overall in attempt to get one of the talented DL that has fell (Dodd, Robinson, Ogbah, etc..)

Now the Falcons have 6 picks with four in the top 100:

Round 2: #33 (from TEN), #50

Round 3: #76(from TEN via STL), #81

Round 4:#115

Round 7: #238

 

Round 2: #33  San Diego Chargers: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State

Bell can come immediately and fill the void that was left when they released William Moore. He's not excellent in any particular aspect of his game but he does everything very well. He finished each of his 2 seasons as a starter with over 90 tackles and a combined 8 INTs in those two years. He's not afraid to come up and play the run and has pretty good coverage skills as well. He and Allen could make up a nice safety tandem if Allen takes his game up a notch for the 2016 season.

Round 2: #50  Su'a Cravens, OLB/S, USC 

The Linebacker corps needs an upgrade in the worst way. Cravens played both LB and safety for the Trojans over his career, so he has a nice combination of size, speed, coverage skills, and tackling ability. He can come in immediately and challenge for the WLB spot and be used in different schemes similar to how Carolina utilizes Shaq Thompson. He's add a nice bit of athleticism and speed to the front seven.

Round 3: #76  Joshua Perry, ILB, Ohio State

Paul Worrilow has played decent over the past couple seasons, but he's definitely not above being replaced. I was disappointed that the Falcons did not go after Trevethean or Marshall this off season to replace him. Perry is basically Curtis Loft 2.0. He's a two down thumper that will help defend against the run and then come off the field in passing downs. He looks to be better in the coverage department than Worrilow and should be add a decent amount of physicality to the defense.

Round 3: #81 Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State

I know... another BIGTEN prospect..  Nassib has a motor that took him from a perferd walk on to the NCAA sack leader and setting a school record with 15.5 sacks this year. Also 19.5 TFLs and 6 FFs. He became the BIGTEN DPOY and took home numerous awards at the end of the season. He's not the greatest athlete and didn't blow the doors off the combine which is causing him to fall to the mid rounds. He can come in and compete for playing time at the LE spot to bookend Beasely in pass rushing situations.

 

Round 4: #115 Graham Glasgow, OC, Michigan

He's a big tough kid who was a 3 year starter in Michigan. A school that has made a history of producing quality offensive linemen. He can play either guard spot and also serve as a backup center. Mack has a slight injury history to Glasgow can provide good depth and position diversity.

Round 7: #238 Bryce Williams,TE, ECU or David Morgan TE UTSA

Big framed tightends that have great size but lack overall athleticism. Both can block pretty well and have decent hands but are still very raw. They can come in and compete for the 3rd TE spot.

 

Priority Free Agents

Sterling Bailey, DE, UGA

Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan

Dominick Jackson, OG, Alabama

Mitch Mathews, WR, BYU

 

 

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This is not feasible. The Titans picks in this scenario are not worth our 17th pick. They would have to throw another pick in there, probably another third rounder. I would personally be pissed at this trade. It would have to be 2nds for me to trade, giving us 3 2nd rounders. 

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"We think the draft is going to be interesting for us and creative for us" ...Thomas Dimitroff

May be over-interpreting his meaning, but to me that statement is the closest we are likely to get to guessing where the FO is going with our draft. It suggests maneuvering (possibly more than once)  rather than selecting 5 picks in our draft order. Now looking for us to relocate our picks, and selecting  players Quinn likes, some of whom probably have not been considered top choices in most mock drafts. The possibility of trading back is certainly not new, but Dimitroff 's statement seems to imply it' s a very real probability.

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2 hours ago, BeRom said:

"We think the draft is going to be interesting for us and creative for us" ...Thomas Dimitroff

May be over-interpreting his meaning, but to me that statement is the closest we are likely to get to guessing where the FO is going with our draft. It suggests maneuvering (possibly more than once)  rather than selecting 5 picks in our draft order. Now looking for us to relocate our picks, and selecting  players Quinn likes, some of whom probably have not been considered top choices in most mock drafts. The possibility of trading back is certainly not new, but Dimitroff 's statement seems to imply it' s a very real probability.

Not sure spending your time over analyzing what a GM says a week before the draft is the best idea.

At this point, they don't know how things are actually going to shake out any more than we do & won't until they start seeing guys come off the board ahead of them.

On top of that, GM's say a lot around now & only about half of it ever turns out to be true.

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I like the idea of trading down but would prefer more value. How do the trade chart #'s look if it is the 2016 Titans 2nd, a 2016 3rd or 4th, and one of the 2017 1sts (Titans or Rams)?  I think we can get a similar guy at 17 or 33.  I would also add that there is additional value in 33 being the first pick of the 2nd. That pick will be in high demand and could be used again to grab an extra 3rd.  So we could end up with 2 2nds, 3 3rds, and an extra 1st next yeaR.

not a fan of the draft though  

 

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17 hours ago, Steel City Falcon said:

Considering the Falcons have a ton of holes to fill (OG, MLB, WLB, S, DE) and only have 5 picks to work with the ideal situation would be for them to trade back and gain another pick or two. So that's the scenario I'll play out in this mock.

The Titans have a ton of picks. Notably two 2nd and 3rd rounders. So that the ideal candidate. So in this scenario Tennessee trades pick 33(their first 2nd round pick) and pick 76(their second 3rd round pick) for the Falcons #17 overall in attempt to get one of the talented DL that has fell (Dodd, Robinson, Ogbah, etc..)

Now the Falcons have 6 picks with four in the top 100:

Round 2: #33 (from TEN), #50

Round 3: #76(from TEN via STL), #81

Round 4:#115

Round 7: #238

 

Round 2: #33  San Diego Chargers: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State

Bell can come immediately and fill the void that was left when they released William Moore. He's not excellent in any particular aspect of his game but he does everything very well. He finished each of his 2 seasons as a starter with over 90 tackles and a combined 8 INTs in those two years. He's not afraid to come up and play the run and has pretty good coverage skills as well. He and Allen could make up a nice safety tandem if Allen takes his game up a notch for the 2016 season.

Round 2: #50  Su'a Cravens, OLB/S, USC 

The Linebacker corps needs an upgrade in the worst way. Cravens played both LB and safety for the Trojans over his career, so he has a nice combination of size, speed, coverage skills, and tackling ability. He can come in immediately and challenge for the WLB spot and be used in different schemes similar to how Carolina utilizes Shaq Thompson. He's add a nice bit of athleticism and speed to the front seven.

Round 3: #76  Joshua Perry, ILB, Ohio State

Paul Worrilow has played decent over the past couple seasons, but he's definitely not above being replaced. I was disappointed that the Falcons did not go after Trevethean or Marshall this off season to replace him. Perry is basically Curtis Loft 2.0. He's a two down thumper that will help defend against the run and then come off the field in passing downs. He looks to be better in the coverage department than Worrilow and should be add a decent amount of physicality to the defense.

Round 3: #81 Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State

I know... another BIGTEN prospect..  Nassib has a motor that took him from a perferd walk on to the NCAA sack leader and setting a school record with 15.5 sacks this year. Also 19.5 TFLs and 6 FFs. He became the BIGTEN DPOY and took home numerous awards at the end of the season. He's not the greatest athlete and didn't blow the doors off the combine which is causing him to fall to the mid rounds. He can come in and compete for playing time at the LE spot to bookend Beasely in pass rushing situations.

 

Round 4: #115 Graham Glasgow, OC, Michigan

He's a big tough kid who was a 3 year starter in Michigan. A school that has made a history of producing quality offensive linemen. He can play either guard spot and also serve as a backup center. Mack has a slight injury history to Glasgow can provide good depth and position diversity.

Round 7: #238 Bryce Williams,TE, ECU or David Morgan TE UTSA

Big framed tightends that have great size but lack overall athleticism. Both can block pretty well and have decent hands but are still very raw. They can come in and compete for the 3rd TE spot.

 

Priority Free Agents

Sterling Bailey, DE, UGA

Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan

Dominick Jackson, OG, Alabama

Mitch Mathews, WR, BYU

 

 

Pick 17 equals 950 points

pick 33 equals 580 points

pick 76 equals 210 points

950 - 790= 160 points short or equivalent to pick 86 

To make a trade work with ten it would be that we get picks 43, 64, and 76 or picks 33, 64, and 76, and we give them 115.

 

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