Spts1 Posted February 9 Share Posted February 9 Nobody is right or wrong. Here is my OPINION on what I would do as Falcons GM this off season. I like the coaching moves on defense that have been made. My overall philosophy is stacking talent. As I look at the roster, I feel the offense is good to go. I do want to add another starting offensive guard which I would acquire through free agency. The first move is to announce that Ridder is the starting qb. Logan Woodside is my backup. My draft priority is defense. Using a mock simulator based on value, I want to be around the middle of the first round so that I can pick up another low first, high second or future 1st. My free agent priority is getting guard Nate Davis from Tennessee. Yeah, Tennessee doesn't want to let him go but the Falcons are sitting pretty at $56 million cap space. Below is based on a first round and second round simulation: (this is a draft simulation, obviously the Bears don't have the pick at 12 currently). This simulation is based on parameters the Falcons should attempt in my opinion. Two firsts from approximately the middle of the 1st round to the bottom of the 1st round, high second. The rest of my draft after the 3 picks below would concentrate on finding another safety, another linebacker, and another defensive tackle. My first offer I consider is trading the Falcon's 8th pick for Chicago's 12th pick, 33rd pick and their 2024 5th round pick. The target here is Alabama's Brian Branch. Nielsen wants a very versatile defense and Branch is the most versatile defensive back in the draft and is VERY physical. Think Damontae Kazee but bigger and faster. Bama played him everywhere except defensive tackle last season. He can play both safeties, corner, nickel, linebacker and they played him at defensive end depending on the scheme. He is a MUST GET for a Falcons defense needing versatility and physicality. He is selected at 12. My pick at 33 (slipped out of the first which can happen) is Iowa State defensive end Will McDonald. Again, versatility is the key here. He can play with his hand in the dirt, but Nielsen will use him at linebacker and end, depending on the scheme being run. His speed and height are key here. Its not always about getting the sack. Making the qb get the ball out quick and being able to knock down passes are key elements of defensive end play also. This pick is not about getting a pure pass rusher. Its about getting someone who can disrupt. McDonald has a high motor and would help in that regard. Round 2, pick 45. the Falcons own this pick. I'm going with linebacker Trenton Simpson. Again, versatility. He played inside and outside linebacker at Clemson. You can put him at strong safety depending on the scheme being deployed. Good speed and size. Would be a very good complement beside Rashaan Evans in the Falcons linebacker corps. Nate Davis is my major free agent signing. Devasting at the point of attack AND can get to the second level. 1989Fan, falconzfan4ever, Hokies&Falcons and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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