The Falcons want to add a playmaker to their passing game, and they’re hoping to trade up into the top 10 of the NFL draft to make it happen.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports that Atlanta is trying to trade way up to get one of the top two receivers in the draft, Georgia’s A.J. Green or Alabama’s Julio Jones.
Moving up high enough to get Green would seem to be a real long shot for the Falcons, as it would probably require them to get into the Top 5. The Falcons, picking 27th, would have to give up a boatload of picks to move up that high. Jones may be a more realistic target, as he could slip out of the Top 10.
The Falcons trading up high enough to get one of the top receivers seems unlikely to happen, but it would make Matt Ryan a happy man.