Will The Falcons Take A Deal For The Number Four Pick In The Draft?

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Things continue to happen quickly when it comes to making decisions in the 2021 NFL Draft, which is set to take place in Cleveland at the end of April.

The top of the draft order now appears 100 percent locked in. The Jaguars, Jets and San Francisco are all set with picks 1, 2, and 3.

That means at number 4, the Atlanta Falcons have options as well as decisions to make with their pick with Arthur Smith starting his tenure as the team’s head coach.

The Falcons could use a playmaker, but it is sounding more and more like the franchise will just sit back and see if there’s a trade to be made to improve the team now and for the long term.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Atlanta is getting calls about that 4th pick, and that the Falcons may entertain offers for it.

“With teams locked into the first three overall picks, the Atlanta Falcons now have received trade calls from multiple teams and ‘are open to moving’ out of the No. 4 spot, per source,” Schefter tweeted.

Smith and the team’s new GM, Terry Fontenot, want to make sure to get their first draft choice right, as it sets the tone moving forward.

For now, they will keep listening to offers, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them move out of that fourth role come April 29th.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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