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As we all know the Falcons parted ways with our former Pro Bowl Safety Thomas DeCoud a few weeks ago. Despite a generally good career, the Cal grad had a horrible season in 2013. Blown coverages and missed tackles galore doomed this once fan favorite. If you don't believe meow look at any thread with Decoud's name in it, there will be a gif... oh so many gifs....
Anyways, to save cap room the Falcons parted ways with the inconsistent Decoud. We saved 3 million to sign whoever we wanted! Sadly we didn't know the Saints had pretend monopoly money and they signed Byrd. Now the Falcons have nobody to fill the void at safety. Turns out a bad player at Safety is better than no Safety. If you mention our 7th rounders you should feel ashamed and think about the horrible things you've said.
How do we fix it? Free Agency was a bust. The draft perhaps? Well the only day 1 starters will be gone by our 2nd round pick. Plus having 3/4 of our secondary be 1st and 2nd year players is asking for trouble. So I propose fixing it with other people's players.
Enter Morgan Burnett
Here are his vital stats
This former 3rd round pick out of Georgia Tech is the Packers starting Strong Safety in their 3-4 defense. He is currently on year 2 of his 5 year deal. This year's hit will only be 1.5 million. Contract: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/morgan-burnett/
The Packers are tired of Burnett for not being an impact guy. Instead he is just a solid starter and not a Pro Bowler. In 2012 he was 1 of 2 players who played every defensive snap. Most mock drafts have the Packers using their first round pick to replace Burnett. My proposal is that the Falcons trade their 3rd round pick for Burnett. This will reduce Green Bay's cap number and allow them to move on with an extra pick. The Falcons get a day one starter at Safety for only a 3rd.
With 2 Strong Safeties the Falcons would move William Moore to his original and natural position of Free Safety. The Falcons now have a complete secondary with a Safety with 3-4 experience at only 25.
What do you think?