Commentary

Falcons win No. 3 overall pick; plenty of big WRs available

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay has the buzz from Day 2 of the combine, including what Atlanta might do at No. 3 overall and receivers with impressive measurements.

Originally Published: February 22, 2008
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Perhaps the biggest storyline of the day was the highly anticipated coin flip that decided whether the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders or Kansas City Chiefs -- who all finished at 4-12 and had identical strength-of-schedule ratings -- would get the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft. The Falcons came out on top, and only time will tell how much the toss will benefit the franchise, but as things stand right now it looks to be a significant win.

If Boston College QB Matt Ryan is not Miami's pick as the No. 1 overall selection, then it seems likely he will end up in Atlanta. However, if Ryan is the top pick -- that is the scenario that plays out in my updated top 10 -- then the Falcons and Raiders could both end up selecting defensive tackles. The Raiders are a wild card at No. 4 because owner Al Davis calls the shots and he has proven erratic in his draft strategies. It is very possible that he would take a bad deal and trade out of the top five simply to save money. Either way, the Falcons should not be that concerned about a team trading up to take the prospect Atlanta covets.

Here is how I see the top 10 picks playing out right now:


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