Malik Nabers to the Falcons? “Atlanta wouldn’t be too bad”


The Falcons hold the No. 8 pick and are expected to be aggressive in an attempt to trade up the draft board for a quarterback, but the opportunity may not even be available.

I’m expecting the Bears, Commanders, and Patriots to take some combination of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels. Of course, anything can happen, so if the Falcons see an opening, I assume they’ll explore the opportunity very seriously.

However, if the club stays at the No. 8 pick, Atlanta should have an interesting crop of edge defenders and receivers to select. Dallas Turner is often mocked to the Falcons, but the team’s need for a receiver is undeniable, and the top prospect very well could be Malik Nabers.

The LSU wideout would complement Drake London perfectly and give the Falcons one of the most exciting skill groups in football. The interest could be mutual too.

When given the choice between the Titans, who hold the No. 7 pick, and the Falcons, Nabers prefers Atlanta.

“Oof,” Nabers said. “Uh, that’s pretty good. I ain’t gonna lie, Atlanta wouldn’t be too bad.”


In 2023, Nabers was graded as PFF’s top receiver in the country following a campaign in which he caught 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named a consensus All-American and became LSU’s career leader for catches and receiving yards — ahead of Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase.

Though he made his money in the slot, particularly the slot fade, with quarterback Jayden Daniels dropping it from the sky, Malik Nabers knows he’s capable of playing all over the field and doing whatever Zac Robinson could potentially ask of him.

“I am able to play outside, inside, go against eight corners a game, and still put up big numbers, at the end of the day,” Nabers said. “A different offense can move me around, and (I) still got that dawg mentality.”

If the Falcons go the veteran route and sign someone like Kirk Cousins, Malik Nabers would give Robinson an unreal amount of weapons to work with.

Photographer: John Korduner/Icon Sportswire

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