The Falcons have been pegged as “likely” to deal Calvin Ridley this offseason, as Steve Wyche most recently reported. Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith spoke to members of the media on Tuesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, where they predictably didn’t provide any clarity on the Ridley situation. However, Ian Rapoport did provide further information. On NFL Network, Rapoport called the situation extremely complex but emphasized that IF he were to get traded, Ridley would fetch “a lot” in return.
Even with Ridley on the roster in 2022, the Falcons need to bolster the receiver room. If Atlanta does trade Ridley, it becomes one of the team’s most pressing needs this offseason. And thankfully, this draft class is loaded with wideouts. One being Georgia product George Pickens, who sent a message to evaluators on Thursday night.
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Pickens’ straight-line speed is awe-inspiring, but his catch radius and body control are even better. His former teammate Derion Kendrick told reporters that those aren’t even his most impressive attributes.
Pickens thinks of himself as a first-round pick. The tape agrees, and now so does the stopwatch.