Evans is going 7th to the Bucs and no chance they allow a division rival to move ahead of them and take their guy.
I'd only be okay trading up for Lewan if he falls into the early 20s but even that is a pipe dream. I think us moving down 6-8 picks is more likely than any chance of us moving up and even Gettleman has said he tends to not be in favor of trading back because you talk yourself out of drafting a good player at your original spot.
I'm not debating you guys won't be a good team again this year, the pieces are still there. I'm saying as a Falcon fan who had to watch this man play like poo for 16 awful games last year that this simply isn't a good pickup.
You can't predict the future.
You claimed he fell off but he also had some good years so how do you know last year wasn't an anomaly?
Quite frankly no one on your defense played admirably last year and Rivera will at least have him playing hard. After all, he is no longer on a team that is soft like your Falcons and that saddens Mr. Blank himself.
Decoud is a better coverage safety than he is tackling or in the box. Something we haven't had back there in a long time. Hopefully he won't have to make too many TD-saving tackles and is able to sit back, play center field, and ball hawk behind our front 7.
I am no G-man fan but from what I have gathered I think his plan is longer term and don't think he would trade up just to get one of these WR's especially with the depth (how many times have I said that in the last 6 mos?) of the WR's in this draft.
I would think OL is more likely or a WR right where we stand. I may be wrong but I do not see a move up to get anyone. there are playmakers @WR all thorough this draft no need to move up for that.The nly way I see a move up would be for a lineman but don't know who that would be.
Why are you not a fan of Gettleman?
So far during his tenure here in Carolina we have won the division with a 12-4 record and his draft picks and free agency pick-ups of last season all played crucial roles in getting us back into the playoffs. Furthermore, he is slowly but surely righting the ship it terms of the salary cap problems Hurney left us in when he was fired.
What isn't to like, exactly? I'm not looking for 'fan' answers either like 'he released Steve Smith.' He has done everything he said he was going to do in terms of setting this team up for long-term sustained success.