Falcons Should Target LB Murray In 1st Round

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 03, 2020 - 1:39 pm
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Thursday marked exactly three weeks until the NFL Draft with the first round taking place on April 24. Rounds two and three will be on Friday, April 25 and the final rounds on Saturday, April 26.

A lot of mock drafts out there have the Atlanta Falcons taking either a defensive lineman or a cornerback.

However, Jason Butt of The Athletic has the Falcons taking a linebacker. He joined the Midday Show with Andy and Randy to explain why.

"It's a need," Butt said. "I think SAM linebacker, right now, is a need just like D-line, just like cornerback. (The Falcons) philosophy is best player available at a position of need, and when you look at it from that perspective, if Javon Kinlaw or Derrick Brown are not there--which if the Falcons stay put at 16, I don't expect either of those guys to be there."

"Is C.J. Henderson, who I guess is considered that next corner, is he a better overall prospect than a Kenneth Murray and that's really where my thought process was. I think that what Murray can add to this defense at the linebacking spot with what they want to do...I think that is a good fit for Atlanta which is why I went in that direction."