Falcons agree to trade for Hayden Hurst

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The Falcons are set to lose Austin Hooper to the Browns as a free agent and they’ve moved to replace him by agreeing to a trade with the Ravens.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Ravens have agreed to send Hayden Hurst to the Falcons in exchange for second- and fifth-round picks in this year’s draft. The Ravens will also send a fourth-round pick to Atlanta.

Hurst was a first-round pick in 2018, but fell behind Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle in the pecking order for most of last season. He figures to get every chance to top the depth chart in Atlanta.

Hurst had 43 catches for 512 yards and three touchdowns over his two seasons in Baltimore.

8 responses to “Falcons agree to trade for Hayden Hurst

  1. Apparently today is the day of overpaying for 1st round draft busts.

    First Ereck Flowers and Shaq Lawson get paid 10 million a year, now the Falcons are handing over a 2nd round pick for a TE that was 3red on his respective depth chart multiple seasons into his career.

    Yikes

  2. That’s a steep price to pay for the #3 TE on the Ravens. I know Hurst had a first round pedigree, but he was overdrafted and he was an older rookie entering the draft.

  3. I don’t think Hurst is a bust but given the way things played out Ozzie could have made a much better 1st round pick.

  4. Hurst had some injuries hold him back and then Andrews developed into the #1 guy so he became expendable.

    This shows the difference between a well run team and a poorly run team. The falcons allowed the overpriced Hooper to leave and replaced him with an adequate replacement. Atlanta’s offense is built on the run game and the 2 WRs Julio and Ridley. They don’t need an expensive TE.

    Browns are in the same boat. They have OBJ and Landry and Chubb at RB. They don’t need a big time TE to be effective. But they panic and give Hooper a big contract.

  5. Not a huge fan of losing even the #3 tight end in an offense that uses them so much with just one injury away from ruining that position group. But the compensation says that the Falcons were the ones who came calling so I can’t blame DeCosta for taking advantage. Despite Andrews and Boyle getting more targets, Hurst caught everything that came his way last year and improved as a blocker from his rookie year. He should flourish as a new unquestioned starter.

  6. Another dumb pick by Ozzie. They’re still recovering from his whiffs which ended his tenure as GM.

    Is Matt ELam still in the NFL? lol

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