With no obvious need for a quarterback and with the fourth overall turn of the 2021 Draft in the bag, Atlanta is ready to listen to offers.
The Atlanta Falcons is it so “open to move“from turn 4 of the first round of the Draft 2021 de la NFL, to be held later this month, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN, after the first three selections in the order appear to be fixed.
Quarterbacks are expected to be picked with the first three at-bats of the first round.
The quarterback of Clemson, Trevor Lawrence, be taken global first by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the New York Jets indicated that they will select a second overall quarterback when they traded to Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers Monday night The San Francisco 49ersMeanwhile, they moved up the pick order from No. 12 to No. 3 through a trade, and have suggested they did so with the intention of picking a quarterback.
The general manager of the Falcons, Terry Fontenot, said in February that he believes fourth place overall is “a great position to be in.”
“There are so many different scenarios,” he explained. Fontenot at a press conference at the time. “There are going to be some really good players there at No. 4. We can move up, and we can move down and get more picks.
“There are just too many scenarios to go through.”
Back in february Fontenot expressed that Falcons they always have conversations with the teams, but no matter what you do, there will be “good value.”
One of those scenarios may be a quarterback, from among those who remain available after the first three selections. The Falcons they could also look at an offensive player like Kyle Pitts from Florida, or the best offensive lineman in the Draft 2021, in Penei Sewell from Oregon. Less likely would be saturating the wide receiver group with someone like Ja’Marr Chase from LSU O Jaylen Waddle O DeVonta Smith from Alabama.
Up to five quarterbacks are expected to be selected in the first round this year: Lawrence, Zach Wilson from BYU, Mac Jones from Alabama, Trey Lance from North Dakota State and Justin Fields from Ohio State.
The Falcons do not have an immediate need in the quarterback position with Matt Ryan at the controls, although he will be 36 years old when the 2021 season starts. A decision he has already made Atlanta was to restructure the contract Ryan, turning $ 21 million of his base salary this year into a signing bonus spread over the next three seasons, raising his impact against the 2022 salary cap to $ 48,662,500.
Of course, this time of year is when virtually every team in the league hears trade offers – some serious ones. others not so much – as teams try to set the best possible scenario for their respective franchises.
“It is not something we want to be very often with this team,” he admitted. Fontenot, regarding choosing at the top of the first round. “But we are going to take advantage of it and be open to all possibilities.”