Falcons 2023 Offseason: One Free Agent, One Draft Pick, One Trade — Tight End

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Tight end is going to be an interesting position for the Falcons going into the offseason. They have Kyle Pitts, but the Falcons still need weapons. Additionally, John FitzPatrick should be healthy going into his second season out of Georgia. I expect MyCole Pruitt and Parker Hesse to be back after solid 2022 seasons. There are some good options at the position, including guys who could get some big paydays. Let’s go ahead and get started:

One Free Agent: Foster Moreau

This came down to a few guys for me, and I think Moreau will be the pick because he’s young and probably the least expensive option. First was Dalton Schultz, who is a souped up version of Moreau at a higher price tag. The other was Austin Hooper, who I could see the Falcons attempting a potential reunion with. The last is Mike Gesicki, who is likely out of Atlanta’s price range. Moreau gives the Falcons a solid pass catcher at the position at a reasonable price.


One Draft Pick: Darnell Washington

I think Washington is the best player available at the position by a mile when you get past Michael Mayer. He stands at a menacing 6’7 and 270 pounds. Not only does he move like a guy half that size, but he also has soft hands and is a tenacious run blocker. Pairing him with Kyle Pitts and Drake London is going to be difficult for any defensive coordinator to stop. Don’t be surprised if Washington starts getting some first round love — he is an absolute specimen. If the Falcons can snag him in the second round, they should strongly consider him.


One Trade: Noah Fant

Ironically, I almost chose Fant’s heir apparent Albert Okwuegbunam here, but Fant is a little more interesting of a name. Fant was part of the Russell Wilson trade, and although the rebuilding Seahawks showed some spunk this year, perhaps they would be interested in recouping more value from that trade. I don’t think the Falcons trading for a tight end makes much sense, but hey, that’s not the point of this series.

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