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 Post subject: Falcons worst case draft scenario
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:58 pm 
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1. Houston- Clowney
2. St Louis- Robinson
3. Jacksonville- Mack
4. Cleveland Matthews
5. Oakland- Barr
6 ATL (and no one wants to trade up to this spot)

Do we dare go WR? Lewan is doubtful to pass the filter. DT Donald from Pitt?

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 Post subject: Re: Falcons worst case draft scenario
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I don't think we're staying put at 6.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:42 pm 
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If there are no QBs taking in the top 5, I'm pretty sure that we'll have some trading power. Everyone knows that we don't need a QB, but the guys behind us will want them. That makes us a great trade partner for someone who needs a top QB.

That said, if we cannot find a trade partner, Watkins (Roddy 2.0), Lewan, Evans, and Ebron would be potential picks. Evans and Ebron would be replacements (possibly even upgrades) for Tony G.


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Watkins is the only one of those that would merit 6. Lewan isn't going to pass the filter. Ebron is no where near a number 6 pick. nor is Evans

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 Post subject: Re: Falcons worst case draft scenario
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If no QBs go in the first five picks and we go Watkins the Falcons should draft heavy on O for the remainder of the draft. Basically go all out because no one in the second round will make the type of difference our defense needs. for example

1. Watkins, WR
2. Amaro/ASJ, TE or best TE available
3. Bucannon, S or best S available
4. McKinnon, RB or best RB available

I know that wont be a popular idea but if you are forced to go WR as a value based pick, might as well sell out on offense and try to stack the deck.

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I'd bet everything I own this won't happen, it's a qb driven league, 1 for sure, and more likely 2 or 3 qb's will get drafted prior to us picking. Also Watkins is 50/50 to go before 6 as well.

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DaveWaz wrote:
I'd bet everything I own this won't happen, it's a qb driven league, 1 for sure, and more likely 2 or 3 qb's will get drafted prior to us picking. Also Watkins is 50/50 to go before 6 as well.


Usually its Pudge who comes to play devils advocate lol. Just humor us Waz what would you do if this scenario was to play out?

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If this no chance in hell scenario occurs, I would attempt to trade back and if there are no reasonable offers, I pick Lewan.

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Cleveland isn't drafting a tackle and barr isn't going that high, even to Oakland.

Someone will trade up for a qb or mack/clowney.


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 Post subject: Re: Falcons worst case draft scenario
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If this scenario happens, clearly Watkins is the best player on the board. And if this was the NBA, you could draft him and then trade his rights later for a player to be named. But this isn't the NBA, and thus if you draft Watkins you're keeping him.

But i think there's no chance in hell the Falcons draft him, just because they don't want to see the Matt Millen criticism. For a team that advocated toughening up, to take another WR just wouldn't mesh.

I agree, Lewan has some questions around him that I'd be very surprised if the Falcons relaxed the filter for him. But I will say that the team could very well have done its own investigation and figure that the smoke surrounding him wasn't anything. And if you want to toughen up, getting a guy with Lewan's mean streak meshes with that.

I've heard things about Ebron, being a me-first sort of guy, and his actions at his pro day seemed to confirm that, that I doubt the Falcons take him.

It's basically Barr or Lewan. Barr is probably the pick though. He fits a need, has zero question marks about him, and has everything the Falcons look for in a prospect (senior, captain, athletic, high character, etc.). The problem is that he's just not that good. But he'd be my bet for the pick in this scenario.

But again, I think the Falcons are trading up, so it's moot.

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Pudge wrote:
I agree, Lewan has some questions around him that I'd be very surprised if the Falcons relaxed the filter for him. But I will say that the team could very well have done its own investigation and figure that the smoke surrounding him wasn't anything. And if you want to toughen up, getting a guy with Lewan's mean streak meshes with that.


after what Blank said about the team's lack of toughness, i wouldn't be surprised if we traded a few spots back and took Lewan...

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