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Cliff notes:

Falcons take Chaisson over Kinlaw(17) AND Brown (22) with pick 16.

Falcons take Jaylon Johnson at 47. Passing on Diggs, Hennessy, Cushenberry, Swift, Uche.

Would not be thrilled to see round 1 play out like that, round 2 I can live with. Gonna be some good players for us at 47.

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That is exactly how I hope the first two picks go. And I don’t care if Kinlaw or Brown are there. We’ve got plenty of bodies to mix and match in passing situations at DT and as I’ve been told, good options at DT later in the draft.

Based on how we used Sheffield last year, I think Jaylon is the perfect fit to come in and play the role Blidi did when Sheffield would move to the slot. It would allow him to get some PT while still being in a reserve role. Nice way to bring him along.

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Really can’t take this mock seriously when I see this...


Round 2 - Pick 29 (61)
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GEORGIA • JR • 5'8" / 212 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
41st
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
To take some of the load off franchise tagged Derrick Henry, the Titans get a springy pass-catching specialist in Swift.
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8 hours ago, kiwifalcon said:

I could live with it. 

CBS is all over the place though. I saw one 2 days ago from them  where Jeff Okudah fell to 14 and we took Henderson at 16. Sorry, If  Okudah falls even close to 14 we're trading up to get him. 

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14 minutes ago, takeitdown said:

All these mocks make me really wish we hadn't traded our 2nd rounder away.

Yeah, I get we don't really know what we have with Grammy since Hooper was basically getting 100% of those reps, but I just feel there were way bigger needs at  rd 2 pick than a TE. We could've just used a 4th or 5th rd pick and got an athletic TE.

The silver lining is with JJ, Ridley, and our new TE on the field, that is A LOT of speed for the secondary to defend, which will inflict a lot of damage if the OL can hold up. As such, I hope before rd 4 we take an IOL and really solidify that pass blocking. If there's a consistent weak link in pass protection, that whole "speed > everything" Koetter is trying to pull is useless.

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1 hour ago, Pacific_Falcon said:

Yeah, I get we don't really know what we have with Grammy since Hooper was basically getting 100% of those reps, but I just feel there were way bigger needs at  rd 2 pick than a TE. We could've just used a 4th or 5th rd pick and got an athletic TE.

The silver lining is with JJ, Ridley, and our new TE on the field, that is A LOT of speed for the secondary to defend, which will inflict a lot of damage if the OL can hold up. As such, I hope before rd 4 we take an IOL and really solidify that pass blocking. If there's a consistent weak link in pass protection, that whole "speed > everything" Koetter is trying to pull is useless.

Yeah.  IOL has been our biggest consistent weakness along with pass rush over the last 20 years to me.  We'd have a good year here or there, but not consistently.  And the rest is useless without that.  Your passing game and run game start there.

I hope Hurst is great, I just would have gone multiple other places first.  I feel like Graham would have been fine for 500 yards.  If Hurst is going to be 700 yards...I wouldn't have spent a 2nd for the difference.

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1 hour ago, takeitdown said:

All these mocks make me really wish we hadn't traded our 2nd rounder away.

That extra 2nd could have given us Uche, Swift, or Biadasz (w minor trade for Uche) in this version.

You reckon Hurst is better than any TE in this draft and it is a hole.Inline blocker bonus.

To me that 2nd rounder we used could be golden.

We get a guy whose been screaming for a 2nd chance.

You can still get Hennessy in the 3rd round to solidify the depth at C.Gurley could quite possibly cancel out the Swift go get.

Chaisson over Uche.
 

If I’m looking at it that way I’d be loving this draft.

Then you got 2 4s to solidify LBer and DT.

 

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21 minutes ago, kiwifalcon said:

You reckon Hurst is better than any TE in this draft and it is a hole.Inline blocker bonus.

To me that 2nd rounder we used could be golden.

We get a guy whose been screaming for a 2nd chance.

You can still get Hennessy in the 3rd round to solidify the depth at C.Gurley could quite possibly cancel out the Swift go get.

Chaisson over Uche.
 

If I’m looking at it that way I’d be loving this draft.

Then you got 2 4s to solidify LBer and DT.

 

I'm hoping you're right, obviously.

I think Hurst is likely to be better year 1 than who we would have drafted at TE.  I just don't know how much better he is than what we have, and if that is worth a 2nd.  I know he should be better, but it's always a question of how much.

I like the 2nd round in this draft a lot, so I lean toward I would have rather spent that on a safety or DT we wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

But my hope is Hurst becomes a 1000 yard TE and makes us all ecstatic.

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4 hours ago, takeitdown said:

I'm hoping you're right, obviously.

I think Hurst is likely to be better year 1 than who we would have drafted at TE.  I just don't know how much better he is than what we have, and if that is worth a 2nd.  I know he should be better, but it's always a question of how much.

I like the 2nd round in this draft a lot, so I lean toward I would have rather spent that on a safety or DT we wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

But my hope is Hurst becomes a 1000 yard TE and makes us all ecstatic.

I don’t think even needs to be that if Hurst helps with the run blocking and is able to add that vertical element to the seam I think he’s golden.Numbers don’t bother me if he can do as above I’m good.

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3 hours ago, kiwifalcon said:

I don’t think even needs to be that if Hurst helps with the run blocking and is able to add that vertical element to the seam I think he’s golden.Numbers don’t bother me if he can do as above I’m good.

I’m saying he’s got to be enough better than graham to be worth a 2nd. 
 

if he’s only 200 yards better than graham, we would’ve been better off using that pick on a defender

 

but I hope it’s a clear cut win 

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Good to remember that the Tight end position takes a while to get good at.

The OL, RB, and Receivers can come out year 1 and be very productive.

Not so much TEs. There are a bunch of stats out there supporting this, but this fact alone makes the trade make sense. A rookie TE is a pick for a few years down the road.

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Honestly I think Brown is one player that is benefitting from the lack of visits, he's a run-stopping DT with little to no pass rush skills... You don't take those in the first round... This is Danny Shelton all over again. We're fine, beside Grady IMO. Gimme the best CB! 

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