The source told ESPN’s Adam Sheffert that the Atlanta Falcons have “retired from the move” as the fourth pick in the NFL draft this month because the top three picks in the draft seem to be locked.
The quarterback is expected to be selected with the first three.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is widely expected to be won by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the New York Jets said they will select when Sam Danold is traded to the Carolina Panthers on Monday. Quarterback. At the same time, the San Francisco 49ers’ ranking rose from 12th to 3rd, and said that this was done to recruit quarterbacks.
Terry Fontenot, general manager of the Falcon Company, said in February that he believes the fourth position is “the only way to go”.
At the time, Fontenot said in a press conference: “There are many different situations.”
“There are actually many different situations to go through.”
As early as February, Fontenot said that the Falcons always had a dialogue with the team, but no matter what he did, there would be “good value”.
One such situation might be a quarterback-choosing one from anyone remaining after the first three choices. The Falcons may also look at the offensive playmaker of Kyle Pitts of Florida or the best lineman in the Penei Sewell draft of Oregon. It is unlikely that Ja’Marr Chase of LSU or Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith of Alabama will overflow their reception rooms.
It is expected that as many as five point guards will be selected in the first round of this year: Lawrence, BYU’s Zach Wilson, Alabama’s Mike Jones, North Dakota’s Trey Lance and Ohio’s Justin Fields.
The Falcons don’t need Matt Ryan as a quarterback, although he will be 36 when the 2021 season begins. One decision that Atlanta has made is to reorganize Ryan’s contract, converting his base salary this year from $21 million this year to signing bonuses distributed over three seasons, bringing his salary cap to $48,662,500 in 2022.
Of course, at this time of the year, almost every team listens to calls about possible transactions, some are serious, some are not, because the team strives to determine the best results for their franchise.
Fontenot said: “We don’t want this team to appear somewhere often.” “But we will use this advantage and be open to all possibilities.”