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Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix

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Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#1 » by atlantabbq99 » Wed Oct 2, 2019 10:11 am

Falcons are worst in the league in sacks and QB pressure. Birds desperately need a DE/OLB, Chase Young could be a possibility, but I think the Falcons should try to do a John Abraham type of trade if one presents itself on daft day.

Keanu is a bust. Not based on talent, but based on injury, and I think he career is over. Coincidentally, the 2020 draft is loaded at safety and corner. Falcons could go for a safety in the first round. Their are about 5 safeties in the draft who are first round talents. Isaiah Simmons stands out among most of them because he is a safety in a DE's body.
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Re: Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#2 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Oct 2, 2019 6:27 pm

Years ago, Falcons passed over Todd Gurley and drafted Vic Beasley because they had a need at pass rusher.

It was a mistake then. It would be a mistake now.

Pursue the best player available. If we aren't in love with any of those options...trade back. We need depth and talent at so many positions.
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Post#3 » by atlantabbq99 » Thu Oct 3, 2019 7:55 am

^ I'm a huge UGA fan and Gurley fan, but even I know that drafting a RB high is a huge mistake. Just look at the Super Bowl champs over the last two decades.

Falcons need to do what the Pats do and trade for vets. That is why I'm open to doing a John Abraham type of trade if it is available on draft day.
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Re: Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#4 » by atlantabbq99 » Mon Oct 7, 2019 10:03 am

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Another ZERO sack game for the Falcons!

ZERO pressure on Watson all game long.

2020 has officially become the Chase Young draft. Derrick Brown and A.J. Epenesa are distant seconds. I'm really not excited about any of the three guys like I was for Quinnen Williams last year but oh well...

I think Chase Young could end up having a 100 sack career.

I'm luke warm about Derrick Brown and A.J. Epenesa. I think both guys can be occasional pro-bowlers but not on the same level as first team guy like Suh or Jared Allen
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Re: Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#5 » by atlantabbq99 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:59 am

After the Rams games, the Falcons are now 288 snaps without a sack. Chase Young seems like the only guy that should be a target for the Falcons in the draft. Hopefully Chase Young can be as good as the Bosa brothers. All three learn or are being coached by Larry Johnson of Ohio State. Maybe Johnson has the secret formula to teaching pro bowl DEs.

Just like last year, I wouldn't mind if the Falcons go DL in both the 1st and 2nd round.

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Re: Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#7 » by Jamaaliver » Tue Nov 5, 2019 6:53 pm

A Too-Early Ranking of the Top QB Prospects in the 2020 Draft

Is Tua Tagovailoa still the crown jewel of this class? With stiff competition from Joe Burrow, Jake Fromm, and a handful of others, this season’s crop of quarterbacks is one of the most interesting in years.

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1. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

2. Joe Burrow, LSU

3. Jake Fromm, Georgia

4a. Justin Herbert, Oregon

4b. Jordan Love, Utah State

4c. Jacob Eason, Washington

5. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

Hurts is another fascinating prospect. The former Crimson Tide signal-caller hadn’t generated much NFL draft buzz prior to this season, but he’s posting video game numbers in Lincoln Riley’s unstoppable spread offense at Oklahoma. Hurts is a Heisman candidate: He’s averaging an absurd 13.7 yards per attempt with 21 touchdowns and three picks to go with his 801 yards and 13 scores on the ground.

The 6-foot-2, 219-pound playmaker should serve as an NFL draft Rorschach test of sorts during the next few months. Some people will watch his tape and see a guy who’s the product of a wide-open offense that schemes receivers open downfield. Others will see a dynamic, playmaking passer with the versatility to factor in to his team’s run game.

In any case, it’s tough to deny that Hurts has showcased excellent touch throwing the ball this year, launching well-placed dimes to his receivers downfield or hitting the back-shoulder throw near the sideline.

The versatile signal-caller has a well-built frame and plenty of athleticism, and is capable of extending plays in the face of pressure, escaping, and finding the open guy.

And Hurts also changes the math for the Sooner run game, as he’s capable of picking up chunk yardage as a scrambler or keeping the ball on option plays.

Hurts doesn’t have the pinpoint accuracy or explosive maneuverability of his predecessor, Kyler Murray, and he’s made a handful of bad decisions with the ball this season, but when it comes down to brass tacks, he’s a strong leader and tough competitor who is speedy and capable of making big-time throws from the pocket. It’s easy to imagine a few teams falling in love with his skill set and makeup.
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Re: Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#8 » by HMFFL » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:18 am

Best player available for me with the first pick. In don't trust Thomas making the right decision with an arsenal of draft picks anyways.

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Re: Falcons 2020 draft: Pass Rush and Safety in the mix 

Post#10 » by atlantabbq99 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:01 am

Saints 9 - 26 Falcons...

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

If the Falcons just tanked today, they would have been the current #2 in the draft! :banghead:

Chase Young looks like he is going top 2, Falcons won't have a chance at CY if they end up with a 3-13 record!

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