Day 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone. And in truth, Round 1 of the draft is a lot like Christmas morning. You spend weeks running through every pine scented possibility, anticipating what it will be like. Then, more often than not, the experience is nothing like we imagined. It simply ends unceremoniously in a tear-filled blur of brown liquor and regret. The Falcons now have their CB1 of the future in A.J. Terrell and will likely shift their focus to infusing some depth into the defensive line in the 2nd and 4th rounds.
Look, we realize that last night may have elicited mixed emotions from some of you. If you fall into that camp, don’t worry, because you aren’t alone. After all the chatter and associated shenanigans about the Falcons moving up or thinking about moving up or creating a smoke screen so others would move up, nothing happened. Nothing. Happened. I suppose we’ll never know how close the Falcons came to making a draft day trade but we do know it never came to fruition. And that’s a bit of a disappoint, if only because the Falcons sure made it seem like trading up was their primary goal.
Interestingly no one traded into, up in, or down in the top 10. Quarterbacks sucked up 3 of the first 6 picks. Many pundits had the Falcons zeroing in on a cornerback, and Jeff Okudah was the first to go to the Lions with the 3rd overall pick. C.J. Henderson made it all the way to the Jaguars with the 9th pick. And of course the Falcons selected the third cornerback of the night in Terrell. (3 more cornerbacks were taken in the 1st round after Terrell.)
What say you, Falcoholics? What was the most memorable moment of night 1 for you?