Falcons know who they want at No. 4, but trade remains possible

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Quarterbacks are expected to go with the first three picks on Thursday night, which makes the Falcons’ direction with the fourth pick an intriguing one for the rest of the first round.

In a Wednesday press conference, Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot said that the team knows what player they would take with the fourth pick but that the team is leaving the door open for a trade that would move them back while adding other assets.

“We have to look at the player we would get at four, compared to us anticipating the players we would be looking at with that later pick, and taking into consideration the future picks that we would get. It’s really a weighing process,” Fontenot said.

Assuming they stay put, Fontenot said he anticipated adding an impact player with the fourth pick but did his best to keep all doors open by saying that impact might not necessarily come during his rookie season.

10 responses to “Falcons know who they want at No. 4, but trade remains possible

  1. I think they should draft a QB. They were 4-12 last season so no position should be considered safe, including Matt Ryan or Julio Jones.

  2. Can say this about the Jags as well. They want Trevor but if the Chiefs call with a Mahomes trade they are all ears.

  3. is a generational tight end going to fall into your lap unless you trade a high price receiver in a down cap year when most teams are tight on the cap?

    Magic 8-ball says “all signs point to YES.”

  4. I think it’s a general consensus at this point that the Atlanta Falcons need a little bit of everything. They aren’t fooling anybody. They are in the position to draft the best player available #4 or trade down to get more draft picks.

  5. 12brichandfamous says:
    April 28, 2021 at 11:07 am

    is a generational tight end going to fall into your lap unless you trade a high price receiver in a down cap year when most teams are tight on the cap?

    Magic 8-ball says “all signs point to YES.”
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    What exactly makes Pitts generational? Isn’t Darren Waller part of the current generation or Kelce? Pitts isn’t a blocker but a very good receiver at the college level. He may in fact be a great pro but history shows TEs who have been drafted in top 6 are mostly busts or underachievers.

  6. It’s Pitts. If they were sold on Fields or Lance, they wouldn’t be looking for a trade partner.

  7. lgw91s says:
    April 28, 2021 at 12:07 pm
    It’s Pitts. If they were sold on Fields or Lance, they wouldn’t be looking for a trade partner.

    Um no matter if they made a decision months ago or yesterday you always listen to offers and should be ready to accept a offer that overwhelms you at any time.

  8. If they were smart they’d trade back and pick up a 1rst next yr and a couple more picks and draft an OT or maybe Parsons. They could also take one of the CBs. Their in a great spot to trade down. But, if they do pick at #4 and take Pitts that offense would be scary. Assuming they keep Julio Jones,then pair him with Ridley, and Gage and Matty Ice. They could make things interesting in the division.

  9. Offense wasn’t necessarily the issue last year for Atl. Run game sucked. Which means O line has to get upgraded. But their defense has definitely dropped from a few years ago, when they had the Eagles almost beat in the playoffs, at Philly. Pitts would be great and all, but trading back to build either O line or D with later first rounder, and more picks to build seems like a winning decision.

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