The Atlanta Falcons may be looking to move up to 10 or 11 in the 2020 NFL Draft, which means calling Joe Douglas and the New York Jets.
To trade down or not to trade down? This is one of many questions.
Equipped with the 11th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas feels quite comfortable, especially considering there are four premium offensive tackle talents and two (or three) wide receivers that can all be considered solid options in that spot.
Despite that level of comfort, a move down the first round cannot be ruled out entirely. In fact, if there’s one thing the Jets need most, it’s assets. Interestingly, there’s an NFC team possibly looking to get into the 10 or 11-hole.
According to longtime NFL veteran media member Benjamin Albright, the Falcons are looking to move into the 10 or 11-hole for defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw.
Source i talked to believed they want to move to 11 or 10 for Kinlaw. https://t.co/OCfEnf9U6u
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 15, 2020
“Source I talked to believed they want to move to 11 or 10 for Kinlaw,” Albright tweeted.
Albright quote-tweeted the original Falcons report coming from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
One team that appears poised to make some noise with a move up is the #Falcons. They have spent a lot of times evaluating and talking to players who figure to be gone by No. 16… and when other teams do their projections, they believe Atlanta will be on the move.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2020
“One team that appears poised to make some noise with a move up is the #Falcons. They have spent a lot of time evaluating and talking to players who figure to be gone by No. 16… and when other teams do their projections, they believe Atlanta will be on the move,” Rapoport tweeted.
The Falcons currently hold the No. 16 pick and if Kinlaw is their desired choice, it would probably be tough to snag the South Carolina product. Some have the Jacksonville Jaguars snagging Kinlaw in the nine-spot.
Although nothing is for certain, the one thing Douglas probably will not do is trade up. There is just no reason to do so at this stage of the team-building game. But a trade down—possibly with a willing participant like the Atlanta Falcons—could be exactly what the rebuilding doctor orders.
What would the jets get for trading down
Falcons 3rd and 4th would be most likely. Falcons 2nd would be a possibility.