Falcons could field an offense with 11 first-round draft picks

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The Falcons signed former first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell over the weekend, and that gives them an opportunity to do something unprecedented: Put 11 former first-round picks on the field together.

Atlanta’s offense now has 11 first rounders who could play simultaneously. A lineup the Falcons could realistically field during a game this season looks like this:

Quarterback: Matt Ryan
Running back: Todd Gurley
Wide receivers: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Laquon Treadwell
Tight end: Hayden Hurst
Tackles: Jake Matthews, James Carpenter
Guards: Chris Lindstrom, Kaleb McGary
Center: Alex Mack

Whether the Falcons actually line up with that 11 remains to be seen, but no team has ever put together a starting offense with 11 former first-round picks. This year’s Falcons could be the first.

7 responses to “Falcons could field an offense with 11 first-round draft picks

  1. TB12 is not going to like that. The Panthers are the only team he can go 2-0 against.

  2. I’d be more concerned. You need role players too. Too many stars can kill a team. Saw it in college. The coach only brought in all Americans. The egos were too great. the results were a middling record.

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