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    We now have a ton of picks to play with to move either up or down in the draft. I think the only reason we traded spots with Houston was to get more value in a trade down. It only makes sense the way picks are being stock piled. We will end up with the following picks in the draft.

    Round 1 #8
    Round 2 #8
    Round 2 #11-12 (can't remember)
    Round 3 #10
    Round 3 (Comp pick for Schaffer
    Round 4
    Round 4 (acquired from Den in the Abe trade)
    Round 5
    Round 6
    Round 7 (possible comp pick for Mccadem)

    Say we trade down with NE for the 24th pick. We could then pick up and extra 2nd and possibly 3rd. Imagine having the 24th overall, three 2nd rounders, three 3rd rounders and two 4th rounders. Draft day will be fun for Falcon fans. This is speculation on some of this of course. Feel free to flame away.

  • #2
    I wouldn't be too happy with that. I don't want to move that far down.

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    • #3
      There is no reason for the trade up with Houston, it was just done to make the trade even more valuable for the Falcons, and the Texans agreed. It probably will not have any implication as far as additional trades or players (it was only 2 spots).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by iloxygenil View Post
        I wouldn't be too happy with that. I don't want to move that far down.
        To me, it would depend on if any of the top DE's or Joe Thomas fell. I think #8 for Landry is a stretch. I would rather trade down to 24, take Chris Houston and draft a safety near as good as Landry (Griffin, Merriweather) in the early 2nd. That would shore up the secondary for a while. Trading down that far would almost definently get us an extra 2nd and 3rd too. Mckay seems to do much more damage in the 2-3rd rounds than he does in the first. It might not be a bad thing.

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        • #5
          5 day one picks is fabulous.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MP123 View Post
            5 day one picks is fabulous.
            In a trade down, that could become 6-7 day 1 picks. How exciting that would be. The Falcons problem is a lack of depth at key positions and poor receiver/secondary play. A trade down just seems to make more sense to me knowing Mckay's recent draft history in the 1st round.

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            • #7
              I don't want to trade down. At #8, the odds are the team adds an immediate impact player, at a position of need.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Shiver View Post
                I don't want to trade down. At #8, the odds are the team adds an immediate impact player, at a position of need.
                Every pick is a chance you take though. I just think we need to build up depth seeing as how every season we have 3-4 key injuries that just destroy our season. None of the top teams in the NFL have had a top pick in the draft for a while now and they seem to do alright just building on the depth they already have. We don't need to many impact type players. I do agree that we probably need one though. We need a commander of the defense.

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                • #9
                  how about a trade with bills at 12 i think. The bills would trade up to get AD.

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                  • #10
                    I don't think there is any reason to trade down, unless there are about 5 players we have targeted that we could use as a day 1 starter. When we pick that high we have to pick a guy who is going to start from day 1 just like Deangelo did.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iloxygenil View Post
                      I don't think there is any reason to trade down, unless there are about 5 players we have targeted that we could use as a day 1 starter. When we pick that high we have to pick a guy who is going to start from day 1 just like Deangelo did.
                      There are three players that fit that description: LaRon Landry, Jamaal Anderson, and Levi Brown. All three will be immediate starters at a position of need and all three could possibly be there at 8.

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                      • #12
                        I'm all for trading down. The move up two spots gets us much excellent value for trading down. Safety's a glaring need and I don't think there's a huge trade-off from Landry to Nelson, and Nelson should be available around the 13 or 14th pick. A move down to 24th is a bit of a stretch though. The only problem with a possibility of 4 or 5 day 1 picks is our salary cap figure. I don't think we could sign that many, but I'd love to see where our '07 cap is at. This also leads to our problems with depth. We have $100 mil invested in erratic QB that can't even make the Pro Bowl, so how are we supposed to have depth at other skill positions. I don't think there's a single athlete in any league in any sport that's the highest paid in their respective league (or one of the top 2), and doesn't make their own All-star game. PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!! Therefore, our only way to build depth is through the draft but our QB has the golden handcuffs on the organization. I remain hopeful though, and we'll see what pans out, but April 28th will be a much deserved, exciting day for our franchise.

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                        • #13
                          If we pick levi brown at #8 im gonna be PISSED, to me the value goes

                          1. Adrian Peterson
                          2. Jamal Anderson
                          3. Trade to #13-15 get Reggie Nelson/Carricker/Brown (only if the value substantiates a move down from #8 not #10 so they give noticably more than if we traded down from #10)

                          I think brown may suffer like Winston Justice come draft day, either that or wait till the pros and then dissapoint he is not #8 material IMO #15-20 more like

                          in reply to "mahnee's" comments on vick, i dissagree, everyone knows the probowl is a joke, Vick has made it in the past 2/3 years and this year was his best year statistically since 02, stats dont tell the whole story but they tell alot more than the probowl and vick, to me, while not fitting in the system, had a very stong year this past year, the only reason he wasnt in the probowl was due to ESPN's love affair with Tony Romo
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by etk View Post
                            There is no reason for the trade up with Houston, it was just done to make the trade even more valuable for the Falcons, and the Texans agreed. It probably will not have any implication as far as additional trades or players (it was only 2 spots).
                            Nonsense. Fins and Texans are both looking at DB and OT, just like us. As Scott mentions, if we do want Levi Brown, we can get now him. Might also give us Branch if we want him, or Okoye. Fins/Texans/Falcons needs are actually quite similar.
                            TD 2011 catch-phrase: "explosive"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JDB7821 View Post
                              There are three players that fit that description: LaRon Landry, Jamaal Anderson, and Levi Brown. All three will be immediate starters at a position of need and all three could possibly be there at 8.
                              Indeed. At 8, we can be certain that one will be there - or a better player will fall. At 10, we couldn't.
                              TD 2011 catch-phrase: "explosive"

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