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The Atlanta Falcons are entering a difficult and tricky offseason. Several decisions loom large foll...

Photo: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons are entering a difficult and tricky offseason. Several decisions loom large following their fourth straight campaign that failed to result in a postseason berth. In some ways, 2021 represented a step forward. New head coach Arthur Smith arguably received maximum effort and success out of an undermanned roster that is largely devoid of talent on both sides of the ball. Smith's Falcons wrapped up the season with a semi-respectable 7-10 record, which is three wins greater than they experienced in 2020.

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Several decisions loom large following their fourth straight campaign that failed to result in a postseason berth. In some ways, 2021 represented a step forward. The simplest way to go about this is usually identifying the No. New head coach Arthur Smith arguably received maximum effort and success out of an undermanned roster that is largely devoid of talent on both sides of the ball. Smith's Falcons wrapped up the season with a semi-respectable 7-10 record, which is three wins greater than they experienced in 2020. But so far, identifying a consensus No. General manager Terry Fontenot now has a full year of experience under his belt and has a better feel for the strengths and weaknesses of his roster. I guess that doesn’t apply to the Bears.

As he prepares to enter a crucial draft and free agency period, Fontenot's decision-making process regarding the quarterback position takes a front-row seat. There is an unanswered battle for who’s the best defensive end between Kayvon Thibodeaux and Aidan Hutchinson, a battle for who’s the best offensive tackle between Evan Neal and Ikem Ekwonu, and the most wide-open race of them all is who’s the best running back.  The soon-to-be-37-year-old Matt Ryan is still playing at a starting-caliber level, but questions regarding Atlanta's long-term future at the quarterback position are rather straightforward. Ryan isn't going to be around forever and Fontenot, Smith, and the Falcons must start pondering life in a post-Ryan world., Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III, Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller, and Iowa State’s Breece Hall. Ryan's sizable cap hit makes him a difficult target in any metaphorical trade discussions, and as a result, he'll likely serve as Atlanta's signal-caller for the 15th consecutive season in 2022. Although Ryan should rightfully remain in Atlanta, Fontenot should seriously consider drafting a quarterback in the middle rounds. 1 guy, but each of these players also has a deficiency in their game that should create some hesitation about drafting them first of the group. Make sure you pencil in Fields as Chicago’s first-rounder; it’ll make the final draft haul look a whole lot better.

How the Falcons answered the quarterback question a year ago will forever be remembered, critiqued, and analyzed. Fontenot passed up on the opportunity to select Justin Fields or Mac Jones with the fourth overall selection, instead opting for talented tight end Kyle Pitts. Over his career, Hall has broken many records and has been widely regarded as not only the No. The decision will continue to rage debates, but there's no denying that Pitts was extremely productive as a rookie pass-catcher. Should Fields and Jones continue developing into franchise quarterbacks with their respective teams, this debate isn't going anywhere anytime soon. With this comes lofty expectations and usually requires a skill set that I don’t believe Hall has coming out of college. Alas, what's done is done and Fontenot must shift focus to the offseason ahead. Round 3 (No.

If the Falcons decide to draft a quarterback, it's difficult to envision them doing so with their first-round (No. When I watched Iowa State’s film, I did not observe the same thing. 8 overall) selection. If Fontenot passed up the opportunity to draft a first-round signal-caller in a much stronger QB class a year ago, it's tough to fathom him falling in love with one of this year's quarterbacks in a perceived weaker class. Hall plays in a spread system that when the run game is blocked properly has wide-open running lanes for him to take advantage of and break for big gains—a good bit of Hall’s production comes in these scenarios. Somewhere between rounds 2-4 may represent better value as the Falcons attempt to land Ryan's heir apparent without using a premium first-round pick on a player that will sit on the bench in 2022. Nevada's . But in the NFL, vision alone won’t translate to the success that first and second-round picks are expected to have. Salyer will be at the 2022 Senior Bowl, where his stock could really begin to rise.