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I'm a huge Falcons fan and can't see them mailing in Ryan's last seasons by

drafting a QB. I think Blanks has far too much love for him to pull a Green Bay on him.

Maybe it's just pre-draft smoke, but everything I'm reading says it's Jones or Lance for SF. That means Fields would be available at 8 unless someone moves up. Otherwise, Lance isn't a bad gamble to take. As a SF fan, I'm sure drafting Jones would be a huge letdown, but it's all Shanahan's call. If he loves Lance or Fields or Jones - he's the one that's pulling the strings.

Personally, I'd rather have Fields or Lance + an elite WR on a rookie deal than Darnold (+ an elite WR), who is scheduled to make $19 million in 2022-2023. You have Bridgewater for a season to bridge the learning curve. With Mcaffrey in the backfield, having a mobile QB (Fields, Lance) automatically makes that offense more potent. Throw in an elite WR, and they'd have the potential for a really killer trio. Darnold's not unathletic, but he's not a great runner... And his penchant for TOs goes beyond just having crappy WRs. Sure he also had crappy coaching. But at some point over 3 seasons, he should have made some kind of learning jump. He never did.

(In response to this post by PWillis52)

Posted: 04/06/2021 at 09:04AM


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Per ESPN: Sam Darnold to the Panthers -- Richard Morgan 04/05/2021 4:08PM
  Yeah but apparently they decided to pickup -- GtownHoo 04/06/2021 07:47AM
  Brother fields isn't going to be there at 8 -- PWillis52 04/06/2021 08:42AM
  I don't know... -- GtownHoo 04/06/2021 08:52AM

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