The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly exploring the idea of falling back a few slots in the 2023 NFL draft.
According to Sports Illustrated Albert Breer, the Falcons front office, who are currently picking at 8th overall, have contemplated the option of trading down in order to acquire more draft capital and improve other areas on the team.
Under the leadership of third-year head coach/general manager combo Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot, the Falcons went 7-10 in both 2021 and 2022. Despite being in arguably the weakest division in football, the NFC South, the team has yet to make it to the playoffs.
With Tom Brady retiring and departing as the Buccaneers’ star quarterback, the Falcons hope to make a push for the playoffs in the upcoming season.
By trading back a few spots, the Falcons would gain more draft picks, which they can use to improve their team in various areas. This strategy would allow them to address their needs without overspending on a single player.
The Falcons has several areas that they need to address, including the offensive line, defense, and depth at the wide receiver position.
The Falcons’ management team is determined to build a winning culture in Atlanta. By exploring the option of trading back in the draft, they are demonstrating their commitment to building a sustainable team for years to come.
Fans of the Falcons are excited to see what the team can do in the upcoming season and are hopeful that the Falcons can finally break into the playoffs.