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Uncle Artie Pt. II
The second installment of our interview with Arthur Blank landed on Friday, and Evan Birchfield discussed his philanthropy, the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor, and more. Catch the second part right here.
Options at No. 4
The Falcons have a potentially franchise-defining decision looming on Draft Night, and our Kevin Knight took a close look at the likely options in his latest video, as well as evaluating the different options.
At the end of the day, the Falcons’ draft plans are an utter mystery.
If past is prologue …
Don’t look now Atlanta Falcons fans, but the history of the fourth quarterback drafted is not a pretty one. The Falcons could potentially be taking the fourth QB off the board at No. 4, which means they’ll be shirking an NFL trend of poor performance from the fourth quarterback off the board.
It should also stoke some unease that scouts reportedly are scared of the signal-callers in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Pre-draft is always chock full of rumors, but things really start to increase days before the picks are made. The latest rumblings are that top offensive tackle Penei Sewell is considered “overrated” by some talent evaluators, and that Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is regarded as a “modern-day Shannon Sharpe.”
Scouting report: Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey
The Falcons enter 2021 with a giant question mark at the center position after the departure of Alex Mack. While second-year offensive lineman Matt Hennessy was seemingly selected to eventually fill that role, his rookie campaign did not inspire confidence that he can man the spot immediately.
Enter Creed Humphrey, one of the most intelligent iOL prospects in the entire 2021 Draft Class. Our Eric Robinson profiled his game in his latest scouting report.
Versatility at safety
Versatility is a trait that the Falcons have prioritized at the safety position, and in a draft where they’re widely expected to address the position, they will again seek safeties with flexibility in their game.