Falcons - The Magicla Turnaround

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  1. Baseballman86

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    I'm still waiting for this to happen for the Falcons, with virtually any of their picks. The reason for all the complaining is a decade long track record at getting these picks wrong, so when we take guys who are not necessarily consensus top options, we are skeptical. Everyone hopes to be wrong.
     
  2. Gaknight

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    Picks I like on day 2

    penn state and wku guy

    picks I don’t like Kroy Anderson and Ridder
     
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  3. BudKilmer

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    same.
     
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  4. admiralawesome1

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    I get that, but we have a new regime now. Tbd on Richie grant and mayfield is terrible, but the rest of that draft has been solid. We are freaking out about a project thats a freak athlete and football smart in round 2? If he were a complete player, he would have went in round 1. They liked ridder more than Willis… Willis has his own glaring holes. It’s not like they passed up on some super star. These are third round qbs. They clearly value size at wr with tate, pitts, and London. Let them build their offense.

    I’m just not seeing the issues with smith and TF that you guys are. I’m seeing promising things like signing smart 1 year deals to bridge you to a future with cap space, and turning CP into a star when no one else had been able to figure out what to do with him. Ryan was going to destroy our cap at some point, regardless. That’s on TD not TF. Ridley is on Ridley

    I’m convinced Watson was all Blank.
     
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  5. admiralawesome1

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    Also idk what you guys are seeing, but I keep seeing things like this:
     
  6. Gaknight

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    Just watched a video and Mcshay and Kipsr were raving about him being a day one starter after seeing him at the Senior bowl and combine.
     
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  7. gordon bombay

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    This. It just seems like we are constantly drafting guys from lower tier programs higher than where most people had them going. Obviously it could turn out great but until that happens I think we have to be skeptical
     
  8. Clegg

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    It’s an organizational philosophy which has paid dividends for years, every needs to chill and watch it play out
     
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  9. Lt. Pete Mitchell

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    I’m hoping somehow Salyer falls to us in the 5th.
     
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  10. chuckles

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    :huh:
     
  11. Baseballman86

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  12. Jake Scott

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    Yea they all pretty much agreed he’s all upside. He’s got the physical tools to be elite but at this point he can barely tackle
     
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  13. Jake Scott

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    Yea I’m interested to hear more about this
     
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  14. BudKilmer

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    If you are going to play a lot of zone, his traits aren’t dissimilar from guys like Devondre Campbell and Fred Warner who are the types of off ball backers you need to cover in a passing league.

    But to think any falcons FO exec ever deserves the benefit of the doubt is psycho stuff.

    4 years since we made the playoffs and next year will certainly be 5. Skepticism is warranted when they took a safety with some really good players on the board last year
     
  15. Clegg

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    It was a joke
     
  16. Jake Scott

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    oh thank god
     
  17. admiralawesome1

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    you guys know we fired the old guys right?

    the new guys came into a horrible roster and worse cap situation. It’s too early to call grant a bust.
     
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  18. Gaknight

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    Seems like we went for guys that tested off the charts. Hopefully they are also football players
     
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  19. seanofthedead86

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    I want to be upset alongside you guys but it seems like the only real bad pick that was made was London in round 1. Ebeketie and Malone were fantastic picks and Andersen seems to be getting a lot of high praise from the draft guru media folks. And Ridder is a cheap option that will be easy to move on from if he doesn't pan out.

    It will be interesting to see if they address the offensive line today or think FA is the way to go.
     
  20. Gaknight

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    I don’t think London is a bad pick. Sounds like her was multiple teams top WR
     
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  21. BigRed

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    Washington really wanted him, at least that was the rumor this week
     
  22. BudKilmer

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    We have a 5 and two 6s today? Hope we can get a tackle and a RB
     
  23. BigRed

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    Pierre Strong might be there in the 5th. I’d rather go OL/DT. I would not hate drafting Matt Araiza today. We are going to be punting a lot.

    Don’t we need another TE?
     
  24. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I don't know why yall are dreaming on this dude are that dude falling to our next pick. We aren't drafting anyone you've ever heard of.
     
  25. BudKilmer

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  27. Gaknight

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    I like the RB pick
     
  28. BudKilmer

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    Same. If he plays at byu he’s a wide zone 1 cut guy. Good marriage of scheme and need
     
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  30. CMoney128

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    Every team misses in the draft, and the reason the Falcons haven’t been competitive in years is because of cap mismanagement and giving up too much draft capital, not the actual picks. Obviously there have been bad decisions in the draft and trading up for guys who didn’t pan out as well, but again every team has those and the front office that made those decisions is gone.

    There’s really no reason to second guess Fontenot based on the results so far. If there was ever a year to draft for potential and not prioritize immediate contributors, this is it. I get that we’re all hesitant to trust what he’s doing cuz of the franchise history, but I don’t get the nitpicking of specific guys at a position, especially when the players the fans wanted end up getting picked way later and/or with multiple other players at that position picked before the fans’ choice as well
     
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  31. Baseballman86

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    Bitching about the draft is just a cathartic release for a traumatized fan base at this point. It's the one thing we for sure get every year.
     
  32. Jake Scott

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    Yikes on Shaffer but at least we’ve got a guy who will jump on the pile really late and piss the refs off all game
     
  33. Gaknight

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    Impossible to be worse than Mayfield so upgrade?
     
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  34. Lt. Pete Mitchell

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    Pass on Salyer for Shaffer. Fuck me
     
  35. BudKilmer

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    The nfl draft is such a weird thing. Watching UGA 2 of their 4 best players were easily Dean and Salyer and these hoople Head GMs pass on them for other guys
     
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  36. BP

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    I completely disagree with this our drafts have been horrible
     
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  37. Jake Scott

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    I wouldn’t go that far just yet
     
  38. Doc Louis

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    That's great if we're dropping down to play a mix of pac12 and teams like USF and UAB.
     
  39. Jake Scott

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    We just drafted John FitzPatrick. I’ve seen enough.
     
  40. Gaknight

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    I didn’t know this guy existed
     
  41. BP

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    Good blocker he would've got more targets if not for Bowers and Washington.
     
  42. Gaknight

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    Can he gain 50lbs and become a OT?
     
  43. SuperCam

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    The Falcons are in "prove it" season with the draft until theyve shown they can get it right imo. Im still skeptical about most of the picks. I like the Penn State OLB, WKU LB, and the RB looks solid. Its still hard for me to see us looking back on a WR heavy draft and feeling like we did the right thing by just sitting at 8 and taking Jackson. I find his highlights to be underwhelming. The Montana State LB in the 2nd looks like a head scratcher too. I didnt watch Riddler, so I dont know what to think of that pick.
     
  44. Lt. Pete Mitchell

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    This is the most stuhly post ever
     
  45. Jake Scott

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  46. bcuga

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    Falcons run game could use a little advancing
     
  47. BudKilmer

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    Arthur Smith with some more tools on offense combined with Dean Pees having some edge toys, will likely coach us competently to 8 wins, and we will miss a top QB. So we need Ridder to be good IMO
     
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  48. BudKilmer

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    We had 18 sacks last season lmao
     
  49. BudKilmer

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    Tom Dimitroff should be beaten with a sack of doorknobs
     
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  50. Jake Scott

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    Cominsky wasn’t it
     
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