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Falcons Official Site Mock Draft includes Big Trade

Matthew Tabeek, the Digital Managing Editor for the Atlanta Falcons, has posted his latest mock draft. It includes the Falcons with a big trade down to pick up more draft picks.

While the content department is separate from the administration at Flowery Branch, it always makes you raise your eyebrows a bit when the Falcons official site is posting about trades.

Tabeek’s mock draft has the Falcons trading places with the Eagles at No. 6 and adding Philadelphia’s second round pick (37 overall), third-round pick (85 overall) and another first round pick in 2022.

That would be a dream haul. Move down two spots and pick up a first, second, and third? Yes please. That’s better than most of the trades into the Top 5 the last six years (what is the No. 4 pick worth).

With those picks, the Eagles take quarterback Justin Fields, and the Falcons get cornerback Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech.

I don’t see it happening.

In the same mock draft, the Miami Dolphins sit tight at No. 3 and draft receiver Ja’Marr Chase out of LSU. The Eagles would definitely offer the same package of picks to Miami for the No. 3 spot to guarantee that they get the quarterback they need.

With the Falcons at No. 4 and the Cincinnati Benglas at No. 5, there’s really no reason for the Dolphins to sit at No. 3 when they could pick up three extra high picks AND the player they wanted at three.

This is something we talked about on our live chat earlier this week.
Best case for Falcons – What if the Dolphins do something Stupid like stay at No. 3?

The Dolphins are in a much better spot to make the trade that Tabeek is proposing for the Falcons.

It would be a dream scenario for the Falcons to have the option to move down from the No. 4 pick and get a high second-round and another first, but it’s going to rely on the Dolphins getting conservative to the point of lunacy.

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Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.