We’re days away from the draft, and so it is time to get your final thoughts on the team’s greatest requires. With our most recent FanPulse poll, we did just that, and the final results have been quite predictable, if in direct opposition to what quite a few analysts have been writing.
That is a quite resounding answer, and it is nevertheless sort of shocking to see how massive the disconnect amongst the group (which has talked a lot about tackles, defensive tackles and cornerbacks), the media (which has quite considerably zeroed in on these identical 3 positions), and fans. Defensive finish has been my main region of concern for months, and practically half of our representative sample of Falcons fans really feel the identical way.
Why? The Falcons have talent at defensive finish, but Vic Beasley is coming off the worst year of his profession and is a totally free agent in 2020. Adrian Clayborn and Steven Implies are each right here on 1 year bargains. The only lengthy-term starter is Takk McKinley, who has the talent to be a best-shelf player but hasn’t been on a constant basis just but. If the group does not add talent through the draft in a top quality class, they’re going to be forced to do so with their dollars and picks a year from now, and probably with a lot additional urgency provided the quantity of impending totally free agents, specifically if Beasley and McKinley do not take actions forward this year.
In second spot was tackle, which is not possible to argue against provided that the Falcons strategy to starter former swing tackle Ty Sambrailo at the moment, and that was followed by “Other” (DT is 1 probably answer), and then by cornerback. If corner winds up getting the best choose, there are going to be a lot of angry fans.
Exactly where do you stand?