Every NFL Draft season, there are hundreds of smokescreens. This year is no different, but it might be the most difficult to figure out what’s real and what’s not. Some believe four quarterbacks will go in the top four; others think one is the maximum. Some believe Jalen Carter is a lock to go in the top five; others think he could fall to the back half of the second round. In both cases, the reality is probably somewhere in the middle, but the point is nobody knows, and Falcons GM Terry Fontenot talked about the difficulties in eyeing what’s fire and what’s smoke in this particular draft.
Terry Fontenot says this could be the most unpredictable 1st rd. in his experience. Says the #Falcons talk through as many different scenarios as possible to be ready for what happens Nos. 1-7.
"When you're picking where we are, you've had those conversations" before draft day.
— Kelly Price (@thekellyprice) April 25, 2023
It’s hard to disagree with Fontenot. Every draft is unpredictable; I’m sure many of you have attempted to make mock drafts in years past, and it’s almost impossible to get even 10 selections correct in the first round. But this draft feels even more fickle.
The only thing I’m sure of is Bryce Young will go #1 overall. I’m not buying the latest rumors surrounding Will Levis. Young has always been the quarterback least likely to bust in this draft, which is why I think he will go #1 overall. After that, it is anybody’s best guess.
The Texans should probably take a quarterback, but does anyone ever know what the Texans are thinking? They are one of the worst franchises in football for a reason. This NFL Draft is set to be wild from start to finish. The Falcons are in a fantastic spot, and Thursday can’t get here fast enough.
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