Source: Falcons open to trading No. 4 draft pick


With teams locked into the first three overall picks in the NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons now have received trade calls from multiple teams and “are open to moving” out of the No. 4 spot, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Quarterbacks are expected to be taken with the first three selections in this month’s draft.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is widely expected to be taken No. 1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the New York Jets signaled they will draft a quarterback at No. 2 when they traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on Monday. The San Francisco 49ers, meanwhile, traded up from No. 12 to No. 3 and have stated they did so with the intention of drafting a quarterback.

The Falcons don’t have an immediate need at quarterback with Matt Ryan at the helm, although he will be 36 when the 2021 season begins.

As many as five quarterbacks are expected to be selected in the first round this year: Lawrence, BYU’s Zach Wilson, Alabama’s Mac Jones, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance and Ohio State’s Justin Fields.

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