On today's episode host Brad Fowler grades each team in the AFC West and tells you each team's best pick, and worst pick, he also has a great interview with William McFadden (@willmcfadden) of SB Nation, but first the best division in the NFL might have had the best top to bottom draft classes, which is scary for the rest of the AFC, but one team really crushed it with an "A" grade.
William McFadden covers the Atlanta Falcons for SB Nation's The Falcoholic and is the host of Believe in Falcons podcast.
Here are the questions we asked William:
• The Falcons are a team in transition, and with at least 10 new starters entering the 2022 season, who are some guys with the most to prove this year?
• Atlanta has moved on from long time starting QB Matt Ryan, they signed veteran Marcus Mariota and drafted Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati, What are you hearing about the QBs from OTAs so far?
• I read a story today on ESPN.com on rookie free agent signing of Jared Bernhardt, who scored a ton at Maryland, but as a member of their LaCrosse team. He's attempting to make the jump to the NFL. We've seen guys pull this off before, Chris Hogan who played for the Patriots and Tom Kennedy who's currently a WR for the Lions. Tell us about Jared Bernhardt and what your hearing coming from the Falcons organization?
• I want to jump to a more high profile rookie WR Drake London from USC. He's a big athletic player who lined up all over the field for the Trojans, but how do expect Atlanta to use him in this offense?
• Another rookie I'm excited to watch this year is 2nd round pick Arnold Ebiketie from Penn State, what have you seen or heard about him so far?
• Last years first round pick TE Kyle Pitts had an incredible rookie campaign, considering how good he was as a rookie, whats a realistic expectation for him in year 2?
• 2020 first round pick AJ Terrell had a breakout season last year and was an all pro, is he the underrated defender in the NFL right now?
• What 2nd or 3rd year Falcons player could be next in line for a breakout season?
• Rookie head coach Arthur Smith came in last season, now enters year 2, what changes do expect to see from him and his staff this season?
• The 2022 Atlanta Falcons will win how many games?
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