Falcons Trade Down, Take Lamar Holmes

With the 91st overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Falcons selected Lamar Holmes, offensive tackle from Southern Mississippi. Originally slated to pick at 84, the Falcons instead opted to trade down and acquired a fifth-rounder from the Baltimore Ravens.

Holmes is 6-foot-5 and weighs 323 pounds. The selection makes sense, but Holmes will need some grooming before he’s a starter; he wasn’t rated highly.

Both the Falcons’ selections have been offensive linemen (Peter Konz was the first selection). Boring picks, yes, but it’s imperative to build up the offensive line. Quarterback Matt Ryan was under duress a lot last season, and the Falcons have addressed the problem spots at left tackle and right guard.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: