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Falcons move up in draft...

Posted on: January 12, 2009 7:17 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2009 3:30 pm

A little tidbit for those of you who actually do tune in and read the official CBS fan blogs (of which this is one):

Thanks to the wild results of the NFC playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons have bumped up a spot in April's draft.   The draft order is based mainly on the team's regular season record, with postseason advancement and opponents' winning percentage as tiebreakers.  But the two teams in the Super Bowl automatically draft #31 and #32.

Both the Eagles and Cardinals would have drafted ahead of Atlanta, which would have been in the #25 spot.  But since Arizona and Philadelphia will face each other for the NFC title, one of them will move to the #31/32 spots, which will bump Atlanta up to #24.

Yes, it's a minor thing.  But you probably heard it here first...

(And thanks again for reading the blog.) 


1/21 UPDATE -    picks #21-30 will be (in order):  Philadelphia, Minnesota, New England, Atlanta, Miami, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Philadelphia (from Carolina), NY Giants, Tennessee.  



Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2009 12:53 pm

Falcons move up in draft...

Sweet news. Great work as always torgo.

Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2009 8:54 pm

Falcons move up in draft...

Whether or not we keep #23, #24, or #25 it is ALWAYS nice to move up in the draft...pre-draft.  If they want to lower a spot, they can always trade down.  I have seen many blogs from most of the people on this board, and I think that we all agree with each other about 90%.  Defense, Defense, Defense and a little offensive help.

Big Nose Guard, Either outside linebacker or DE to help Abraham, throw a some safety help in there...and if you agree with me a stud TE to help Ryan with an extra option.

Now, I have heard in some blogs that a good TE wouldn't help the Falcon's offense with the scheme they run, but  I strongly disagree.  If Ryan had a solid TE that could block first and release for an outlet, I think that would help wonders!     Also, think about fake Michael 'The Burner' Turner to the left...pop the TE on a quick seam route...TOUCHDOWN every time!  haha!

Sorry to ramble...I am already for April first, then August!

Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2009 7:32 pm

Falcons move up in draft...

I haven't seen that mock draft.  Do they have Atlanta drafting ahead of New England?  

If so, I think it will still be New England at #23 and Atlanta at #24.   Based solely on strength of schedule, New England would be drafting between Miami and Baltimore.  But the first tiebreaker within a group of teams having identical records is postseason advancement rather than strength of schedule.  The other three 11-5 teams all made the playoffs, while New England was shut out.  That moves them up to the front of the group.


Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2009 4:26 pm

Falcons move up in draft...

CBS Mock Draft has the Falcons at #23. 

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2009 10:17 am

Falcons move up in draft...

According to FF Toolbox (which honestly I've never used, but was the first google hit) I'd rather have the 25th pick than 24.  Their 24th rated player is Percy Harvin, and after watching professional football for the last 15 years I would never want a Florida wide reciever (Chad Jackson, Jabar Gaffney, Taylor Jacobs, Reche Caldwell, Travis Taylor, Jacquez Green, Reidel Anthony, et. al).  On the other hand, their 25th rated player is a monster offensive lineman from Baylor.

None of which matters now when none of these guys have been to the combine yet, just sayin'

Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2009 3:32 pm

Falcons move up in draft...

Good detective work... I'll take any and every advantage (thats legal of course)

Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2009 7:24 pm

Falcons move up in draft...

Yes it's a minor thing but who knows how it will play out. Maybe someone wants to move up in front of someone else and we trade down and get more picks.

Good job Torgo... and I guess I did here it here first!

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