Falcons Report: Seahawks, Saints, Raiders tried to trade into top 10 for Michael Penix

NFL: MAR 01 Scouting Combine

Falcons fans are waking up this morning feeling like they just got run over by a tractor-trailer after a shocking first round of the NFL Draft where Atlanta selected Michael Penix.

The Washington prospect was the fourth quarterback selected last night, with six going in the first round, tying the league record from 1983.

The hope is that Penix is the next franchise quarterback in Atlanta, and most of the frustration from the fan base has nothing to do with him as a prospect but more with the franchise’s process.

Hell, there’s a lot to like about Michael Penix, and other clubs thought so as well. According to James Palmer, the Falcons weren’t the only team with an eye on Penix; the Seahawks, Saints, and Raiders all tried to trade up into the top 10 to draft Michael Penix.

There are a couple of interesting things I want to point out here.

First, Seattle’s GM John Schneider has been one of the best in the business at drafting, and Penix’s former Washington offensive coordinator, Ryan Grubb, is the current Seahawks offensive coordinator. So, Falcons fans should take solace in the fact that a reputable organization wanted him.

Not to say that the Saints and Raiders are great organizations, but when multiple clubs are vying for the same prospect, that should tell you something. the Falcons should have conviction in their pick without the reassurance of other teams wanting him, but it’s still nice to see.

Photographer: Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire
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