The Falcons won yesterday to move to 7-10 on the season, the same record they finished with last year. But this time, they did it with Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder under center rather than Matt Ryan. I would say that is an improvement, given the team came into the season operating with the most dead cap of any team. There were a lot of positives for the Falcons, and they have a chance to round out the rest of their roster this offseason with the second most cap space of any team and a top 10 draft pick.
With the regular season now wrapped up, the Falcons will officially be picking 8th in this year’s draft.
- Chicago Bears
- Houston Texans
- Arizona Cardinals
- Indianapolis Colts
- Seattle Seahawks (From Denver)
- Detroit Lions (from LA Rams)
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Atlanta Falcons
- Carolina Panthers
- Philadelphia Eagles (From New Orleans)
- Tennessee Titans
- Houston Texans (From Cleveland)
- New York Jets
- New England Patriots
- Green Bay Packers
- Washington Commanders
Had the Falcons not won their final two games, they would have picked a few spots higher, but the way this group went into the offseason is far more important than a slightly higher draft pick. For the first time since the Super Bowl collapse, Atlanta has some positive momentum as they head into the offseason. That’s a breath of fresh air, and they should have no problem finding a very talented player with the 8th overall pick — the same place where they found Drake London a year ago.
Photographer: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire
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