Typically in the offense-minded world of football, we think of Pick 6 as a very bad thing...just ask Matt Schaub.
However, the Atlanta Falcons (due to gut-wrenching, vomitous 2013 campaign) have the 6th Pick in the May 2014 NFL Draft. Now, this is an awesome drafting spot, especially with such elite, game-changing talent still left on the board at #6.
Two of the most-discussed areas to be addressed on the Falcons' roster in the upcoming draft are pass rush and OT. And wouldn't you know it, there are two Tier 1 pass rushers (JClowney and KMack) and two Tier 1 OTs (Robinson and Matthews). These four prospects have been referred to as the Falcons' Top Four.
Of course, there are other Tier 1 elite players at the top of this draft, like Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Also, there is a high probability that one or more of the Picks #1 - #5 will be spent on QB. Face it, the Texans, Jags, Browns, and Raiders all have QB issues of varying degrees - to the point that there is a scenario where they ALL take a QB in round 1. So it stands to reason that as the Falcons sit at Pick Six, there will be several uber leet, Tier 1 players left on the board.
There are two likely scenarios that could make the Falcons' FO use some serious grey matter.
Scenario #1: Sitting at #6, there is a Top Four pass rusher (Clowney or Mack) left on the board AND and Top Four OT (Robinson or Matthews). Which is more important, finally having a legitimate, dominant pass rusher or locking up MR2's blind side for the next decade?
(I will do Scenario #2 in a follow-up FanPost, so there can be a Poll with that too)
This is going to be fun!
What are your thoughts?