The Falcons are in a downward spiral, and they’re now projected to pick 10th overall by Tankathon. Arthur Smith may not survive the season, and if he doesn’t, the Falcons will hopefully be picking a quarterback in the first round. I talked about Jayden Daniels of LSU last week, which is linked below. However, there should be plenty of other options available.
Falcons Trade: Pick 10, Pick 74, Multiple Future Draft Picks
Giants Trade: Pick 2
I’m not gonna bother wasting my time formulating some hyper-realistic trade scenario, but I do think the Falcons could push their chips in for a quarterback. The Giants are stuck with Daniel Jones for now, and there are plenty of quarterback needy teams behind them as the draft order stands. The Bears aren’t guaranteed to take one, but if the draft was tomorrow, I think they pick Caleb Williams. The Falcons could potentially then look to grab Justin Fields, but with a new coach, let’s just say they hit a factory reset.
Round 1, Pick 2 (From New York): QB Drake Maye — North Carolina
I’m a really big fan of Drake Maye, and I think he’s going to be an impact quarterback in the NFL who regularly dazzles with his ability to improvise outside of the pocket. Maye looks the part physically, and he’s athletic enough to make plays outside of structure. He can make any throw that you ask of him, and even behind a terrible offensive line in 2022, he was constantly creating big plays for UNC. He might be my favorite player in this entire class, and he would give the Falcons their face of the franchise as they finally slam the door shut on the quarterback carousel.
Round 2, Pick 43: OT Amarius Mims — Georgia
Mims was getting top ten hype going into the season, but that hype has cooled down following a tightrope surgery that caused him to miss multiple weeks. NFLDraftBuzz has him ranked 43rd exactly, so why not? He was back against Ole Miss and looked true to form, so perhaps he’ll jump back into the first round conversation. Regardless, the Falcons could look to move on from Kaleb McGary. Mims is a mountain of a man with very powerful hands. He has solid technique in pass protection and is a road grader in the run game. He is a plug-and-play starter at right tackle, which the Falcons could use immediately if they decide to save some money by moving on from McGary.
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