Yesterday Adam Schefter reported that the Atlanta Falcons were open for business for their No. 4 pick.
Today Mike Fisher is detailing the Dallas Cowboys interest in the Falcons pick. The Cowboys’ interest is largely around Jerry Jones and his interest in tight end extraordinaire Kyle Pitts.
There has been a lot of smoke around the Falcons taking Kyle Pitts, and there’s very little chance Pitts would fall past the sixth pick held by the Miami Dolphins who covet a number one receiver.
Fisher’s article quote’s ESPN’s Chris Mortensen as saying “We’re hearing this thing about Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys and the GM, being infatuated with Kyle Pitts. So I figure he’s gonna have to trade up to get Kyle Pitts.”
The Cowboys are picking No. 10 in this draft, and moving down would let the Falcons take a position of need while getting extra picks. Cornerbacks Caleb Farley and Patrick Surtain could both be available here, although the Denver Broncos covet a corner as well with pick nine.
Micah Parsons might be the best defensive player in the draft, and he could be available at No. 10 as teams seem to be undervaluing the linebacker position. But a 4.38 linebacker at 250 pounds would slot nicely next to Deion Jones.
Fisher opines that to trade swap places the Cowboys might need to include their second round pick (No. 44) and a fourth or fifth rounder. Recent precedent shows that deal probably would not be enough to tempt Atlanta to move.
It typically takes another first round pick to trade into the Top 5, but as recent as 2019, the Broncos received a second and a third to swap from 10 to 20 with Pittsburgh.
Moving from 10 to four will cost at least that much.
We’ve stated for most of the process that the Falcons should be looking to trade down to fortify gaping holes on their roster including the defensive backfield, interior offensive line, running back, and defensive line.
A “desperate” Jerry Jones might be a good suitor. But it’s going to cost more than a second round pick to get it done.