Close To Home Georgia WR George Pickens

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Close To Home Georgia WR George Pickens

It probably wouldn't hurt for the to consider drafting players from right up the road - from 2021 national champion Georgia.Atlanta currently finds itself in a pinch with receiver . Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Falcons owner has made it clear he wants the , but the front office might receive a trade offer too good to pa s up.Regardle s of Ridley's status, Atlanta needs help Desmond Trufant Jersey at receiver with Ru sell Gage expected to hit free agency. With two picks in the second round, it should be easy for the Falcons to Jim Otto Jersey find a pa s-catcher to team with rookie sensation Kyle Pitts, if they wish.That's where fits in. He might be the biggest high-risk, high-reward prospect in the cla s, but it's one the Falcons shouldn't be afraid to pull the trigger on.Pickens entered last offseason as potentially the top receiving prospect of 2022. In his first two years with the Bulldogs, the Hoover, Ala., native recorded back-to-back seasons of more than 500 receiving yards.Before the end of spring football, Pickens and mi sed most of the 2021 season. He did appear in the final four games, averaged 21.1 yards per catch and helping Georgia win its first national title since 1981.Scroll to ContinuePickens is known for his Las Vegas Raiders Hats physical style at the line of scrimmage and ability the create separation. The 6-3 target rarely drops pa ses and does a great job tracking the ball in air against any type of coverage.The combine will dictate Pickens' final draft grade. A strong showcase could make him a target as early as Round 1. An average outing likely keeps him in the Day 2 conversation.Atlanta currently owns the No. 43. No. 58 and No. 74 selections on Day Ray Guy Jersey 2. If the team addre ses defensive needs with the No. 8 selection, one of the three picks should be Pickens.Atlanta is mi sing that physical, big-bodied receiver in the mold of Julio Jones. Pickens might not be as bulky, but his footwork, extensive route tree and natural hands make him a potential replacement.Pickens' upside makes him a po sible bargain selection on Day 2. His popularity in the state of Georgia would make him a fan Robert Jackson Jersey favorite if he develops into a star.Picks in the second and third round are ones that make general managers go from good to great. Falcons GM Terry Fontenot needs a big offseason and Pickens very well could be a Day 2 prize.
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