What exactly does an NFL quarterback do?
In contemporary American football, the quarterback is typically thought of as the head of the offensive and is frequently tasked with the responsibility of calling the play while the team is huddled. In addition, the quarterback has some kind of contact with the ball during practically every single offensive play, and he is also the offensive player who almost always throws passes in the forward direction.
Will Atlanta draft a QB?
After trading Matt Ryan to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Atlanta Falcons are in need of a long-term replacement at quarterback. However, it does not appear probable that the organization will target the position with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft.
According to Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network, they do not consider any quarterback in this class to be of a caliber that would warrant taking them that early.
During the NFL Draft Kickoff, Wolfe emphasized that pass-rusher and receiver could be the two most important players to select in the first round:
Edge rushers with the potential to be available include Kayvon Thibodeaux and Jermaine Johnson, and wide receivers with the potential to be available include Jameson Williams, Drake London, and Garrett Wilson.
Both quarterback and running back are up in the air for the Atlanta Falcons as the team tries to get back on track after four consecutive losing seasons.
The Atlanta Falcons ended bottom in the National Football League with just 18 sacks the previous season, which contributed to a defense that ranked 29th in the league in points allowed. After racking up 19 sacks over the course of his three-year collegiate career at Oregon, Thibodeaux is uniquely qualified to assist in this particular area.
Because there are so few established players on the depth chart, any of the receiver alternatives that have been presented might make an immediate impact. Russell Gage was allowed to go through free agency, while Calvin Ridley was given a suspension for the 2022 season.
Marcus Mariota, the team’s new quarterback, may choose to start with Williams, Wilson, or London as his No. 1 option.
After losing a player who had started all but three games as a quarterback over the course of the previous 14 seasons, the team is still grappling with a quarterbacking conundrum. Mariota will be given the first opportunity to compete for the position, despite the fact that he has not started a game in either of the past two years and has only attempted 30 passes in that time span.
If Atlanta does not select a quarterback in the first round of the draft, the team might use its four picks on Day 2 to try to discover a quarterback who is under the radar (Nos. 43, 58, 74 and 82).