Finally, we get to a position the Falcons could actually spend on this offseason. Outside of Drake London, there isn’t much in the room. Calvin Ridley has been traded, and nobody else is worth keeping on a big contract. With money to spend, the Falcons could make something happen here. I wouldn’t hold my breath; we all know this series is going to ramp up when we get to the defense. Previous editions are listed below:
- Falcons 2023 Offseason: One Free Agent, One Draft Pick, One Trade — Quarterback
- Falcons 2023 Offseason: One Free Agent, One Draft Pick, One Trade — Running Back
One Free Agent: Allen Lazard
I wanted Allen Lazard last offseason, and I still do. He fits the mold that Arthur Smith likes. He’s 6’5 and is a strong run blocker. This isn’t the greatest market; there isn’t a true superstar out there. Still, I like a couple of guys who could be available — namely Mecole Hardman, Noah Brown, Parris Campbell, and Marvin Jones.
One Draft Pick: Zay Flowers
Falcons fans might revolt if Atlanta takes another pass catcher in the first round, so I’ll pass on Quinten Johnson for now. Zay Flowers could be Arthur Smith’s new AJ Brown-lite — he is insanely explosive and made a ton of big plays for a subpar Boston College offense. He has strong hands and would be a fantastic slot option to make life easier on Desmond Ridder (or whoever the quarterback is in 2023).
One Trade: Elijah Moore
We saw a couple of big names moved during the 2022 draft — namely AJ Brown and Hollywood Brown. Moore isn’t of that caliber, but he’s still a very exciting player with the ball in his hands. He seemed to play better when someone besides Zach Wilson was at quarterback. He requested a trade before the trade deadline, but obviously, the Jets didn’t grant it. If he becomes available again, the Falcons should absolutely be interested.
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