|Did the Falcons make all the right moves?|
After the playoff destruction the Falcons suffered at the hands of the Packers in January, the word out of Flowery Branch was that the Falcons brass wanted "explosive" playmakers on offense. They made sure they got one on Thursday night.
I still don't believe that Julio Jones was "their guy," as it was stated the Falcons really wanted A.J. Green. When the Bengals reneged on a possible trade, it was obvious Atlanta didn't want to be left in the cold, so they were almost forced to move up and take Jones at #6, since Cleveland was about to take him. I do like Julio Jones and believe he will help the Falcons soon, but I think the price was too steep. Giving up four picks (the two 2011 1st rounders cancel out) for one player is just too much for me. Roddy White said it best; he was glad to have Julio, but that "we gave up our whole draft" to get him.
Here is a rundown of the other picks:
3rd Round-Akeem Dent, ILB, Georgia: Obviously I like the pick based on the fact that he's a Dawg, but I do think this will help with ILB depth, and Dent is talented enough to become an eventual starter.