Football has returned, and is custom, we’re going to talk about stealing an entire position group from this week’s opponent. This week’s opponent, of course, is the Saints. That makes this whole thing a little gross.
On one hand, talking about taking players or entire position groups from the hated Saints probably feels loathsome to most of you. On the other hand, these two rivals have a long history of poaching players from one another. In recent years alone, the Falcons have signed Tyeler Davison and the Saints have signed Rafael Bush and Nate Stupar, so we’d just be feeding into history here.
There are worthy choices here. The first thing that comes to mind is center, where the Saints have killer rookie Erik McCoy and useful reserve Nick Easton, plus young, center-capable Will Clapp. Having a promising, already good rookie like McCoy at center would be an ideal transition from Mack and Easton and Clapp would give the Falcons considerable depth at the position that they currently don’t have, making it probably the most sensible long-term addition.
You could also push for tackle, where Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramcyzk are one of the best duos in football, or defensive end, where Marcus Davenport and Cam Jordan and promising depth would be a big upgrade over what Atlanta currently has.
At the end of the day, I’m likely going with defensive end or center, and absolutely forced to choose I’d go for that Jordan/Davenport duo for its considerable promise and immediate upgrade for this team. How about you?