The last thing I think we should be looking at is a rookie WR. Just my opinion.
I would disagree with that statement, based on one thing:
Price is due a $500K roster bonus in March 2006, and his cap hit accelerates from $3.7 million this year (2005) to $6.4 million in 2006. Cutting Price after this upcoming season would save the team about $714,000 towards the '06 cap, and we all can be pretty sure in saying that unless Price has a real breakout year this season, the team won't be willing to pay $6.4 million to a guy that is only going to catch 50 passes a season.
Also Dez White is a free agent after 2005. He too will need to up his play significantly if he's going to be re-signed by the Falcons, at least to be a starter. Also Brian Finneran might feel the axe as well. The team can purge $850,000 in salary by cutting him following this year as well.
So the team is probably in a position where they need to draft a WR, just for insurance reasons. There's no guarantee our Top 3 WRs will be returning after this upcoming season, leaving just Michael Jenkins as the one player that has a very strong chance of returning. That would mean the Falcons get the opportunity to start from scratch in 2006, but if our cap situation then is not much better than it is now (and its doubtful it will be), then we won't be able to sign veterans and then would have to rely on a rookie to get the job done.
So although I think Gibson is an underachiever as well, it may be a good decision for the team to take a chance on him at #59. He has size, and according to some, that will make him a better target here in Atlanta. I wouldn't expect Gibson to come in here and solve our WR problems, but he should be able to help. He's a big play WR that just needs to gain more consistency.