We know, to a sure degree, that the Falcons are investing in the trenches. Except Atlanta winds up truly hating this draft class, however, it seems to be like the offensive line will be their #1 place of investment decision, as they’ve been connected to or at least meeting with gobs of guards and carts whole of facilities due to the fact the East-West Shrine game.
That craze has ongoing at the Incorporate, exactly where all reports from Indianapolis on Thursday connected the Falcons to offensive linemen. That wasn’t specially stunning provided the day—those men had been crawling all in excess of the place—but it’s noteworthy that there is a large described listing of offensive linemen the Falcons have at least taken a glance at compared to each other situation listed here as the draft inches nearer.
Oklahoma deal with Cody Ford has fulfilled with the #Falcons and explained still left deal with Jake Matthews was a participant he watched a ton of even though in large faculty.
— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) February 28, 2019
Alabama G/C Ross Pierschbacher explained he has fulfilled with the Falcons previously. Alabama Point out OT Tytus Howard explained one of his 10 formal conferences tonight will be the Falcons.
— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) February 28, 2019
This is no accident. The Falcons are certainly locked and loaded at one situation in excess of the upcoming couple a long time, and that’s still left deal with with Jake Matthews. They have tons of dilemma marks at guard, Alex Mack is acquiring more mature at middle, and Ty Sambrailo is possible a momentary salve at correct deal with. They acquired listed here by largely electing not to draft offensive linemen, and all indications point to them taking some steps to remedy that with nine draft selections this year.
That would be a welcome improvement. The Falcons may possibly be able to snag an fast starter at guard as late as the next day of this draft, and they can get developmental players worthy of thinking of as late as the third day on the inside and at deal with. It is going to be important to do so in the coming a long time as expenses pile up and current players age and/or slide off, and with nine selections and a laundry listing of players they are kicking the tires on, this may possibly be the ideal year to attempt to pull a bunch of individuals jointly.