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Falcons named one of the landing spots for Clowney

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Rumor has it the Texans are considering trading former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Obviously, if Houston decides to deal him, it has the potential to alter the balance of power for teams hoping to make the playoffs who are in need of an extra boost to the pass rush. The Falcons fit the bill, for one.

In fact, Atlanta has been named one of three potential landing spotsin a Clowney trade by Pro Football Focus.

“Atlanta’s defense had a tough go of it last year, suffering multiple injuries that left the unit crippled. Still, they managed a modest 68.8 team pass-rush grade (18th) and a 75.6 run-defense grade (25th) . . . they could benefit from a player of Clowney’s caliber on the defensive line.”

No argument here.

Clowney was the first potential free agent target profile we wrote about this year before he was hit with the franchise tag. Clowney would be an excellent addition for Dan Quinn’s defense and is the kind of piece that could put the unit over the top.

Difference-makers like Clowney don’t come cheap, though.

The Texans should have no shortage of suitors if they really are going to put Clowney on the trade block and any potential deal would involve a ton of draft capital. Don’t get your hopes up.

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Imagine this guy coming off the edge with Takk and Clay in at DT in the Nascar package? That would be a really good pass rush. Bring him home TD. 

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we have no cap room for this cat, though would love to send them Vic.

Our draft picks are too valuable to trade away due to balancing future cap with the larger deals coming up/recently completed.

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6 minutes ago, FalconKick said:

Give them Vic

This right here. Although 12 mil is cheap for a de he just sucks he’s too light and ot’s Eat his a$$ up. 

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52 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

He's played in 58 of a possible 64 regular season games the last 4 years. I don't know how exactly that is so "injury prone."

Agree

29 minutes ago, MilleniumFalcon said:

He would be a nice fit but PFF there's something called the salary cap.

The TATF narrative is “salary cap” every year despite us being able to sign someone. TD has faults, cap management is not one,

1 hour ago, athell said:

Speculation pieces are so dumb.

No argument. Fun to post.

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1 hour ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

Call me dumb but...

 

 

OVERRATED

He's more or less appropriately rated. Has he lived up to his pre draft hype... no. But no one views him with those type of expectations anymore. He's still a three time pro bowler and a heck of a player though. 

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