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Falcons want to trade up for A.J. Green or Julio Jones

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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.

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29 Responses to “Falcons want to trade up for A.J. Green or Julio Jones”
  1. mattsffrd says: Apr 27, 2011 7:27 AM

    obligatory “SMOKESCREEN!” post

    but seriously, they would have to trade their whole draft away to get one of those guys. you might see them both gone in the top 6 if the Browns go WR

  2. hartdart says: Apr 27, 2011 7:29 AM

    S.M.O.K.E.
    Puff…
    Puff…
    Puff…
    This is so (cough) typical of this time of the year!
    (Cough, cough, cough)

  3. skoobyfl says: Apr 27, 2011 7:32 AM

    GO Bills, take their entire draft.

  4. turbodog1027 says: Apr 27, 2011 7:44 AM

    Watched the beatdown by the packers again the other night. Just brings a smile to my face for 3 hrs

  5. canetic says: Apr 27, 2011 7:46 AM

    In other words, smoke screen.

  6. cl8n82 says: Apr 27, 2011 7:51 AM

    as a falcons fan, i love those two players but I think it will cost to much and there is a lot of value in the other rounds.

  7. krow101 says: Apr 27, 2011 7:55 AM

    Can we make realistic trade suggestions? Moving up from 27 to a top-10 pick is very costly. You’re not getting there packaging up a 3rd and a 5th … or some other insane one-sided combo. Go to the value chart and figure it out before you post.

  8. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 27, 2011 8:06 AM

    Virtually impossible.

  9. commoncents says: Apr 27, 2011 8:14 AM

    From #27, into the top 10? Green looks like the real deal but to give up all your teams picks like Ditka did to get Ricky Williams? Not a move I would want to see my team make.

  10. hendawg21 says: Apr 27, 2011 8:15 AM

    Well if he’s there at 10 come talk us in Washington there might be a deal we can talk up say a switch of 1st round picks and your 2nd or maybe a 3rd and a 5th…

  11. whitetail28 says: Apr 27, 2011 8:16 AM

    Which means they will be drafting Baldwin at 26…

  12. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Apr 27, 2011 8:18 AM

    Even if they decide to move up to around 10 to jump the rams that would cost them their first four picks if they only use this years picks. That is a whole lot to give up for such a high risk position.

  13. nacjim says: Apr 27, 2011 8:43 AM

    The Falcons will have to compete with the Patriots for that trade. You know, because the Pats have reportedly shown a ton of interest in Jones.

    RIGHT!!!!!!! Dimitroff learned from Belichick and this is a classic diversion.

  14. jameswestphal says: Apr 27, 2011 8:44 AM

    Wow. Remember when this was a site you went to to cut through the smoke?

  15. 52sackmachine says: Apr 27, 2011 8:52 AM

    This would be stupid. Then again that is what that organazation is. Your the best team during the regualr season in the NFC. Only to lose at Home in front of your fans. Can’t get any stupdier than that!!..Go ahead and trade up Atlanta!..See where that gets you!

  16. whodeytn says: Apr 27, 2011 8:53 AM

    Time for the Bengals to make some moves

  17. edsbay says: Apr 27, 2011 8:58 AM

    Problem is if they get one of these guys you will not see payoff for probably 2 and maybe 3 seasons…other then QB’s, receivers take time to develop.

    The idiotic Falcons fan who don’t know there heads from there a** will call for someones head when they don’t see immediate results…typical of the worst sports city in the nation.

    Go Pack Go! Ready for another beat down in the dome later this year.

  18. maverick0 says: Apr 27, 2011 9:02 AM

    Too much talk about them having a lot of interest in the WR out of Troy in rd. 2, for believe they would make this move. This really isn’t even fathomable!

  19. mikeockizard says: Apr 27, 2011 9:10 AM

    Hey Turodog,
    I would much rather watch my team lose to the Superbowl champs than get knocked out of the playoffs by the only team in history to make the post-season with a losing record. Your comments are the same type of idiotic, simple minded post that we have come to expect from New Orleans’ fans.
    These are the same people who refused to evaculate during a massive huricane, looted the city, shot guns at rescuers, and then blamed FEMA for not getting to them sooner. Are you people drunk when you do these things or is this the eventual product of the failing educational system in Louisiana?

  20. jpk9er says: Apr 27, 2011 9:20 AM

    Being from Cincinnati, I would love to see Mike Brown trade with Atlanta and get an extra couple of high round picks in return. Of course, this will never happen because:
    A) Mike Brown
    B) The Bengals will take Newton if available at #4.

    I really wish the big hand from Jackass 3D would slap some sense into MB…..only wishful thinking on my part.

  21. gtfan says: Apr 27, 2011 9:37 AM

    As a Falcons fan, talk to me when the story becomes “the Falcons are trying to trade up to take Patrick Peterson.”

  22. vtsquirm says: Apr 27, 2011 9:47 AM

    Good news for skins fans… we may be able to trade back from #10 and pick up a 2nd and/or 3rd.

  23. bdert says: Apr 27, 2011 9:57 AM

    BS!!!

  24. abninf says: Apr 27, 2011 10:05 AM

    skoobyfl says: Apr 27, 2011 7:32 AM

    GO Bills, take their entire draft.
    —————————————————

    The Bills need their entire draft.

  25. paulitik74 says: Apr 27, 2011 10:09 AM

    As much as I drool at the thought of Matt Ryan to AJ Green, not going to happen. If we move up it will be in the teens for Quinn, Bowers, Smith, Or Kerrigan. Possibly Castanzo or Pouncey.

  26. 28purple4mvp says: Apr 27, 2011 10:24 AM

    mikeockizard says:
    Apr 27, 2011 9:10 AM
    Hey Turodog,
    I would much rather watch my team lose to the Superbowl champs than get knocked out of the playoffs by the only team in history to make the post-season with a losing record. Your comments are the same type of idiotic, simple minded post that we have come to expect from New Orleans’ fans.
    These are the same people who refused to evaculate during a massive huricane, looted the city, shot guns at rescuers, and then blamed FEMA for not getting to them sooner. Are you people drunk when you do these things or is this the eventual product of the failing educational system in Louisiana?

    WELL SAID

  27. boysroll says: Apr 27, 2011 10:44 AM

    great news for the cowboys as the 4skins in all the mock drafts are taking julio jones. The boys have a ton of leverage now as whomever want Julio Jones will have to anty up….

    I say trade the pick to the highest offer in draft picks and drop down. Then the boys load up with some studs and a free agent or two. IF all goes according to plan they will be stacked for a run.

    Garrett had this team playing at a high level and made the players accountable unlike that loser Phillips. He could not motivate a 500 lb guy at a buffett…lmao.

  28. katmandoo122 says: Apr 27, 2011 10:48 AM

    Probably a smokescreen, but FWIW, the value charts mostly indicate that the Falcons could move up to #13 (Detroit) in exchange for their first and second pick (maybe throwing in a 7th rounder or a 5/6 next year). Detroit is also one pick ahead of St. Louis, who also covets one of the WRs.

    So, probably BS, but entirely possible to get Jones if he falls out of the top ten (at least a 50% chance of that).

  29. lucky5934 says: Apr 27, 2011 11:19 AM

    I see the smoke screen comments…. I don’t buy it. Teams usually throw up smoke screens so the players they covet, slide to them. Their is such a discrepancy between where the Falcons pick and where Green and Jones are assumed to be taken that it doesn’t justify the smoke screen. I sense the Falcons generally want to complete that offense with a reliable # 2 Wide Receiver who can take the pressure off Roddy White. Atlanta can offer a package of 2011 and 2012 picks to grab a WR like that. Teams like Washington or Minnesota may be potential targets to move back if Jones is still there, so they can recoup some picks. Teams like Cleveland and Buffalo may be willing to drop that far in a better effort to rebuild their teams. You never know what you can be sure of… Except that this is not a smokescreen.

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