What do you think about the Falcons draft? I find their draft fascinating because of the parallels between their current situation and the 2018 Giants. The Falcons did not have as good of a pick as the Giants did in 2018, but they did have the opportunity to draft Fields or Jones at #4. So, it’s possible they would have drafted Wilson or Lance if available. They obviously would have drafted Lawrence. With that said, the situations are very similar:
-Matt Ryan will be 36 years old at the start of the 2021 season, Eli was 37 at the start of the 2018 season.
-Both the Giants and Falcons hired offensive minded coaches a few months prior to the draft (Shurmur & Smith),
-Both teams hired new general managers.
-The Giants were coming off 3-13 & 11-5 seasons prior; the Falcons are coming off 4-12 & 7-9 seasons prior.
-Lastly, Saquon & Pitts are rated as similar prospects. Sy had graded Saquon a 94 for example. Pitts is widely regarded as the best non QB in the draft.
Very strong similarities to the approach. Something to keep in mind too, the Falcons still have a few years of Brady in the division, yet they are opting for a win now approach.
Matt Ryan does not have 2 super bowl MVP’s under his belt either. So, are you surprised the Falcons did not opt QB this year?