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Jonah Williams is done for the season.  I feel for the young man, but he will return in full health next season.  The real question is the Bengals:

8 of their 9 first round picks since 2012 have suffered season ending injury early in their careers.  Then David Pollack & Odell Thurman a few years earlier

I bet their 2020 1st Round Pick opts to sit out the season and get re-drafted in 2021

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40 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Jonah Williams is done for the season.  8 of their 9 first round picks since 2012 have suffered season ending injury.

I bet their 2020 1st Round Pick opts to sit out the season and get re-drafted in 2021

So it doesn't sound as if Jonah was the problem.

Sounds to me that the Bengals are just cursed when it comes to first round picks.

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10 minutes ago, Statick said:

So it doesn't sound as if Jonah was the problem.

Sounds to me that the Bengals are just cursed when it comes to first round picks.

Touché...well played.  

Too bad David Pollack was drafted by them.  Even though they played him out of position, he was turning into the beast he was in Athens before the neck injury

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2 hours ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Touché...well played.  

Too bad David Pollack was drafted by them.  Even though they played him out of position, he was turning into the beast he was in Athens before the neck injury

Peria Jerry was looking like he was going to beast  here until that vicious knee injury. There are different types of knee injuries, an ACL, an MCL etc, but Jerrys was one of the worst kinds you can have. It robbed him of his exceptional first step explosion and power.

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Technically we didn't pass on him, but I read rumors that if someone had taken him before the bengals did, Lindstrom was next on their list.  So thankfully they took Williams, allowing us to take arguably the best G in this draft, all without having to give up capital and him falling to us, which, essentially we ended up using that capital to trade back up for Kaleb.

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26 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

We ought to dangle Ty and see if they would offer a boon out of desperation

What happens if either Matthews or McGary go down? See falcons last year after we lost Levitre/Fusco.

1 minute ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

So we can go back to the days of not having a swing tackle? Why?

This.

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36 minutes ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

So we can go back to the days of not having a swing tackle? Why?

When has not having a swing tackle proved costly to the Falcons recently?

And people on here have mentioned Gono was making very nice strides last year so he could fill the role.  Wetzel is another capable option

If they gave us a 3rd round pick for Ty it would be a boon.  We are likely cutting him after the season.  His CAP hit is 6 million which is too much for a backup.  So why not bet on Gono and actually get something from Ty rather than simply cutting him next year.

It all assumes Kaleb is the clear starter and Cincy would give a 3rd for Ty.  Neither of which are certainties.  And the Matthews argument is not relevant.  Ty isn’t a LT and neither is Kaleb.  It would go to Gono/Wetzel

But it’s a hypothetical so take it for what it is.  

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13 minutes ago, RubberDucky said:

Just because he got hurt there, doesn't mean he would have gotten hurt here.

 

I'm glad we passed on him because I honestly dont believe he's going to be a very good player...injury or not.

He played with a left shoulder cap the last two years at Alabama.  This injury, or at least serious shoulder instability, likely predates the draft.  See the cap in this pic?

 

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