April Fool’s WTF? Edition
6 Posted on April 1st, 2013 by Himself
What if you had the chance to improve the Atlanta Falcons. Would you do it? Okay, crazy question...but what if by doing it you could improve the Saints even more?
Quick Out, April 1, 2013
This is Day 11,362 in our wait for the Times-Picayune to publish any truly significant original reporting on the Saints. So far today they have their typical “What everyone else is writing…” and “Question of the Day” features—but nothing else.
So I’m starting to think: maybe it’s me? Am I just missing something? Are “papers” supposed to do original reporting anymore, or just post conversation starters?
That being the case, today’s Quick Out is a conversation starter. It’s based on a post by Pat Y, pointing out the Falcon’s sudden dire need for cornerbacks, and positing how they might try to fix it in the draft:
If Trufant or Rhodes lasts until No. 30, the Falcons can fill their one remaining need. But both could be gone before No. 30 and that might prompt general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who has shown a willingness to trade up in the draft and is holding 11 draft picks, to try to jump up higher.
I don’t know that Dimitroff will try to pull off a Julio Jones type of deal to get Milliner. But he might be wise to trade up into the late teens or early 20s to get Trufant or Rhodes.
So, here’s the question: would you be willing to give the Falcons the 15th pick so they could nab Trufant, in exchange for the 30th, 60th, and 92nd picks? (Those are Atlanta’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks…I used this trade value chart to determine the exchange.) No, this is not an April Fool’s joke…my answer would be yes. I don’t care if it’s the Falcons. I’m not worried about the Falcons: whoever they get will simply be a part of the next meltdown. I care only about maximizing this draft’s value for the Saints.