I like A.J. Green. Heck, I think he will be a good-to-great NFLer in the near future. But the Falcons should not, under any circumstances, trade up to draft him. And as if we didn't already have enough ire to direct at AJC sports writers, Jeff Schultz wowed us with the following today:
There is every indication that Green will be a top five draft pick, a game-changer, the rare kind of player who years from now will make every other general manager think, "Why didn’t we take him?" or "Why didn’t we trade up to take him?"
The Falcons shouldn’t be one of those teams looking back with regrets. They need to find a way to get A.J. Green.
Yes, the Falcons need help on defense. The Georgia Dome custodial staff is still sweeping up the ashes after what Aaron Rodgers did to the secondary in the playoffs. But this team also needs a significant dose of wow, and Green can provide that.
It's not that I don't think he could help us. Michael Jenkins isn't bad, but he's not an ideal number 2 WR, and I've gone on record several times re: our need for a receiving threat not named Roddy. Sure, it'd be cool to have number 1 and 2 WRs named White and Green, and he could certainly help us in some respects, but there are more pressing needs. Schultz seems to think that top five pick it'll take to land Green is within reach; it may be within reach, but we will literally mortgage our future if we unload the picks it'll take to move up that high. Oh yeah, and our defense will still be mediocre-at-best.
TD, if you're reading this, please don't even think about it. For the love of Vishnu, don't even entertain the thought. Please!
Does anyone think is a good idea? If you do, then explain, because I just don't get it.