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  This draft class is one of the best I have seen. Any prospect in the top 8 would be just fine with me due to the deep and diverse talent available. But there is one guy in particular who comes off to me as a generational talent, and that is Trae Young. Young took the NCAA by storm to start the NCAA season, getting the Oklahoma Sooners off to a hot start from day one. However, the young freshman could not do it all. A lack of talent around him caused the team to fizzle, though they did technically make the NCAA tournament. But somehow, this has seemed to really...Continue reading »

What appeared to be the weakest link coming into the draft was finally addressed by Atlanta with their third-round pick. There were rumors the Falcons were highly interested in defensive tackle, D’Aron Payne, but he simply went too early in the draft for Atlanta to even think about trading up for him. Senat does not have the ideal NFL-body or speed like Payne possesses. Barely standing at 6 feet tall with short arms and less than ideal explosiveness, nothing from Senat’s combine pops off the charts, but when you turn on the tape, Senat can really ball. During...Continue reading »

Atlanta continued their trend of picking talent over positional need in the second round with the selection of Isaiah Oliver. The Colorado product made a name for himself by showcasing his size and athleticism at the position. The former decathlete’s 6′ 2″ frame and length will pose significant problems for wide receivers at the next level. His 33 1/2 inch arms were the longest measured in this year’s cornerback class, making him of the mold of many of the cornerbacks that played under Dan Quinn when he was in Seattle. Oliver was a First-Team...Continue reading »

When someone is handling a rebuilding situation the way Dennis Schroder has this past week, it is probably time to ship him out of town. The problem is that Dennis’ value is nowhere near as high as it was just a year ago. With legal charges pending, his true value is up in the air. But here are some potential trade packages if the Hawks wanted to part ways with him this offseason. Hawks trade Dennis Schroder to the Indiana Pacers for Darren Collison and the 23rd and a 2020 second round pick This trade could be the best option for Atlanta. Schroder reportedly has...Continue reading »

Tonight, Hawks fans will see if the tank was worth it. Their coach has now left, and the last piece of their core from the remarkable 60-win 2014-2015 team in Dennis Schroder reportedly wants out. Of course, these types of things are to be expected when undergoing a full-scale rebuild. And with the Hawks bringing in the Sixers assistant coach in Lloyd Pierce, it could not be any clearer that is the vision for the Hawks going forward. If the Hawks get pick number 1, it could all be worth it. Fans have been waiting for a true superstar in Atlanta ever since Dominique...Continue reading »

Just a year ago, Dennis Schroder looked like he was going to be in Atlanta for the long-haul. He opened up his own restaurant and had recently signed a contract extension. With the Hawks going full-blown rebuild and the parting ways with Coach Bud, Dennis Schroder is concerned about playing with a competitive team during his prime. Dennis Schröder said he wants to stay in Atlanta if it looks like things are going in the right direction. But he said he wants to compete while in his prime: — David Hein (@heinnews) May 14, 2018 He and...Continue reading »

For the first time in the Dan Quinn era, the Falcons did not draft a defensive player with their first-round pick. Instead, they went with the best player available, wide receiver Calvin Ridley out of Alabama. Ridley has been the #1 receiver for the Crimson Tide for quite some time, possessing a unique combination of speed and superb route running capability. That kind of versatility will allow Ridley to play on the outside or in the slot over the course of his NFL career. With Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu on the roster, it is likely Ridley spends the majority occupying...Continue reading »

The Falcons offense took a huge dip in production from 2016 to 2017. After being the best offense in football by a wide margin, Matt Ryan and company regressed back towards the medium last season, finishing 14th in the league in scoring. With most of the same pieces intact from the 2016 offense, much of the blame for this drop off was placed on first year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who replaced arguably the Falcons greatest offensive weapon, the mind of Kyle Shanahan. Following the footsteps of an offensive genius like Shanahan was never going to be easy for...Continue reading »

ESPN’s basketball guru Adrian Wojarnowski reported earlier today that the Hawks have narrowed in on 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce for their vacant head coaching position. Story filed to ESPN: Philadelphia 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce has emerged as the primary focus of the Atlanta Hawks head coaching search. Pierce traveled to Atlanta today and met with team officials for a third time in the process. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 11, 2018 Pierce along with other NBA assistants Nate Tibbetts, Stephen Silas and Jay Larranaga were reported earlier in the...Continue reading »

The Braves offense has been dynamic this season. It is also reminiscent of last year’s Houston Astros team. I remember thinking to myself, wow these guys can put up runs like it is nothing. They’re gonna win it all. It is a little premature to say the same about this young Braves team, but there is little question that this high-powered offense is here to stay. One of the biggest reasons they have been so successful this season is because they are one of the worst mismatches in baseball for opposing lefty starters. As a collective unit, the Braves have hit...Continue reading »