Atlanta’s new regime is three days away from its second draft and will approach it with a best-player-available strategy. Terry Fontenot was adamant about this method. The first-time GM has said time and time again that signing veteran free agents to team-friendly deals to fill out the roster in order to remain flexible on draft day will always be the strategy for moving forward. before. Fontenot also said the prospect’s position won’t matter, saying adding from a position of strength is a possibility.
In Todd McShay’s latest article for ESPN, the national draft expert reported that several people inside the Flowery Branch were on Drake London and that it was “very possible” the Falcons would focus their attention on the receiver. of passes. Additionally, McShay describes the Falcons’ eighth pick as a “parachute pick” for Kayvon Thibodeaux. Many believe that if the country’s former top-ranked player goes down in Atlanta, he won’t go any further.
It’s very possible that Atlanta will focus their attention on the wide receiver, and specifically on Wilson or London. I heard there are people in the building who are up in London. Olamide Zaccheaus is the team’s current WR1.
But I also heard that the Falcons’ eighth selection was probably the parachute pick for Thibodeaux. Some NFL decision makers are under the impression that Atlanta will take Oregon’s pass-rusher if he’s still there. This is a big change from what I heard a month ago. But remember, the Falcons were last in the NFL with 18 sacks last season – 11 less than the second-worst team.
McShay is one of many well-liked people in the draft community to report that the Falcons are high on Drake London, which is mind-boggling. If the Falcons are truly in a best available player scenario, I don’t see how this prospect could be a wide receiver. Considering that one of Kyle Hamilton, Evan Neal, Derek Stingley, Sauce Gardner, Ikem Ekwonu or Thibodeaux will likely be available when the Falcons come; I expect them to select a non-recipient prospect.