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08:01 AM ET 03.23 | To some, former Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green is among the most talented NCAA players they've seen, and there is some hope in the Peach State he could begin his NFL career in-state. There is every indication that Green will be a top-five draft pick, a game-changer, the rare kind of player who years from now will make every other general manager think, "Why didn't we take him?" or "Why didn't we trade up to take him?" The Falcons shouldn't be one of those teams looking back with regrets. They need to find a way to get A.J. Green. Yes, the Falcons need help on defense. The Georgia Dome custodial staff is still sweeping up the ashes after what Aaron Rodgers did to the secondary in the playoffs. But this team also needs a significant dose of wow, and Green can provide that.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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March 23, 2011  08:02 AM ET

They have Roddy White????

March 23, 2011  08:04 AM ET

Defense first fellas.

March 23, 2011  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Defense first fellas.

Considering the article was talking about
"custodial staff is still sweeping up the ashes after what Aaron Rodgers did to the secondary in the playoffs"
trading into the top 5 wouldn't leave you with much draft depth

March 23, 2011  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Defense first fellas.

Agree, defense wins championships.

March 23, 2011  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Considering the article was talking about "custodial staff is still sweeping up the ashes after what Aaron Rodgers did to the secondary in the playoffs"trading into the top 5 wouldn't leave you with much draft depth

(Snickers!)

March 23, 2011  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Considering the article was talking about "custodial staff is still sweeping up the ashes after what Aaron Rodgers did to the secondary in the playoffs"trading into the top 5 wouldn't leave you with much draft depth

beat writers typically know less than most GM's (emphasis on "most").

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March 23, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

beat writers typically know less than most GM's (emphasis on "most").

Somewhere Matt Millen is nodding his head

March 23, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Somewhere Matt Millen is nodding his head

Indeed.

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March 23, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They have Roddy White????

You can never have enough receivers when you have a QB that actually knows how to go through his progressions (receivers) during a play.

March 23, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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You can never have enough receivers when you have a QB that actually knows how to go through his progressions (receivers) during a play.

True but it isn't like they are missing an impact WR

March 23, 2011  09:07 AM ET

One article mentioned Green is not known for blocking; this is important if receivers blocking is an expected facet of the offense.

March 23, 2011  09:09 AM ET

The Falcons pick 27th. He is long gone by then. The cost to move up in the top of the draft?

March 23, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Falcons pick 27th. He is long gone by then. The cost to move up in the top of the draft?

They would have to put together one hell of a package to move up to grab this guy.

March 23, 2011  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Falcons pick 27th. He is long gone by then. The cost to move up in the top of the draft?

When the only assets available to trade are draft choices, I will be a bit surprised to see much movement.

March 23, 2011  09:41 AM ET

The Atlanta General-Constipation strikes again.

Our defense got us bounced last year, so let's ignore it and burn massive resources to get a WR that we need much, much less. That idea is so stupid it makes my teeth hurt.

March 23, 2011  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

True but it isn't like they are missing an impact WR

Rookie WR's usually end up a #2 or #3 option the first year.

March 23, 2011  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

True but it isn't like they are missing an impact WR

But I see what you're saying though.

 
March 23, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Help that porous D.

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