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ek 4 of the preseason? It’s finally here. Just one last preseason game to suffer through watch and then we’re on to the regular season. While the fourth preseason game is often the least interesting for fans because of the dearth of actual starters participating Youth Desmond Trufant Jersey , it is fundamentally important for guys on the fringe who are trying to lock up roster spots. So while you won’t see Matt Ryan tossing bombs to Julio Jones or anything, you will see a bunch of guys playing fast and physical and trying to convince Dan Quinn & Co. that they deserve to stick around. With the end of the preseason comes the last of our preseason picks posts. We’re implementing a new format for this season for picks, and you can participate, so check this out. Each week, we’ll have two guest pickers join us in this quest for bragging rights. One will be a writer from SB Nation’s team brand for whichever team the Falcons are playing that week. For instance, this week we welcome Kevin Nogle from The Phinsider, SB Nation’s Dolphins blog. The other guest picker will be someone from The Falcoholic community. This week, y’all are represented by Marco Magana, a good friend of the site. To be selected as a guest picker, all you have to do is post your picks for this week’s slate of games in the comments. The person who gets the most picks right gets to join us next week. If there’s a tie, I’ll select a guest picker from those entries at random. Without further ado, let’s get to this hot preseason pick action. Everyone — even Kevin Nogle — picked the Falcons, except for Adnan. Adnan was probably thinking about the Falcons’ proud tradition of getting their asses handed to them by the Dolphins in the preseason, so I actually get it. The staff is a little more split on Steelers vs. Panthers, though the Steelers have the edge. Only Matt Chambers picked the Bucs and the Saints to win. Hopefully he jinxed them.Our two marquee games this week are Packers vs. Chiefs and Bears vs. Bills. Our staff is evenly split on Green Bay and Kansas City. For the Bears and Bills, I gave everyone a couple of extra options. We’ll see if Battlestar Galactica can live up to our pickers’ high expectations. Here are all of our picks, and weigh in with yours in the comments if you want to have a shot at being our guest picker next week. Preseason Week 4 picksNameMIA vs. ATLCAR vs. PITJAX vs. TBLAR vs. NOGB vs. KCBUF vs. CHINameMIA vs. ATLCAR vs. PITJAX vs. TBLAR vs. NOGB vs. KCBUF vs. CHI The edge group still could use some help Stitched Mohamed Sanu Jersey , to be honest." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesThe Falcoholic homepageHorizontal - WhiteThe Falcoholican Atlanta Falcons communityFollow The Falcoholic online:Follow The Falcoholic on TwitterFollow The Falcoholic on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchThe Falcoholic main menuFanpostsFanshotsLibraryFalconsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Could the Falcons trade for pass rush help before training camp? New,15commentsThe edge group still could use some help, to be honest. EDTThe Atlanta Falcons are heading into 2019 with a pass rush that may or may not work out. Now, that’s not say a group primarily consisting of Vic Beasley, Takkarist McKinley, Adrian Clayborn and rookie John Cominsky as the top four rushers will be bad—it could actually be excellent—but it’s still a group that could use a little more proven talent. Beasley and McKinley have all the potential in the world, but Beasley struggled until late and Takk himself would probably tell you he didn’t quite land where he wanted to. Clayborn is a guy we all know can be nasty and get production under Dan Quinn, and Cominsky is quite raw, though talented. With Steven Means’ Achilles injury and the recent visit for Allen Bailey, the team shows that it knows it needs some more help here. The free agent pool is decent, with guys like Bailey, Nick Perry, Derrick Morgan, Connor Barwin, William Hayes, Frostee Rucker and Dion Jordan still available, but what about guys that could hypothetically be on the trade block? We investigate potential names and price guesses for some names around the league. Okay Youth Mohamed Sanu Jersey , we’ll be honest, we found a name that just makes so much sense for the first suggestion, and two names that sound nice on paper. DE Anthony Zettel Anthony Zettel was an odd waived player by the Detroit Lions in 2018 before he landed in Cleveland. His 6.5 sack, 31 tackle 2017 remains intriguing, even if he didn’t match it in 2018 in a crowded Browns defensive line rotation. The room isn’t any more plentiful for the team this season, and they have a new defensive coordinator in Steve Wilks. Zettel could be nice utility player for the Falcons front four who can chip in decently against the pass and run. His 2017 season gives you hope he could flourish in an expanded role, and perhaps that’s what Atlanta could give him. Terms: Zettel for a 2020 sixth-round pick OLB Ryan Anderson Anderson hasn’t lived up to his draft status in Washington, though the Alabama alum still has plenty of time on the clock to come into his own. In the Hog Haven, he’s only had two sacks, but had 11 tackles last season. He’s a guy who could perhaps use a change of scenery to really get his career going, and would no doubt fill Steven Means’ place on special teams. Enter Ben Kotwica, who had Anderson on his special teams unit when the two were together last season. Perhaps Kotwica could put in a word for him and the team would be interested in him for depth? It’s a bit of a long shot, to be honest, but it’s worth considering. Terms: Anderson for a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick DE Solomon Thomas The 49ers have no shortage of defensive ends in-house, but 2017 first-round pick Solomon Thomas has struggled to stand out among the group. He’s only got four sacks in two seasons and 72 tackles overall, and has been overshadowed by others on the defensive line. The Niners have a lot of money invested in the defensive line, and just drafted Nick Bosa. Between Bosa Stitched De’Vondre Campbell Jersey , Arik Armestead and Dee Ford, Thomas is the fourth option at edge, and that’s if you don’t count DL DeForest Buckner, who moves outside sometimes. There were talks of trade this spring for Thomas, but nothing ever materialized. Could the team get interested in an offer now? Again, we’re just spitballing here, but Thomas still has upside and would add more beef to the Falcons DL. Terms: Thomas for a 2020 fifth-round pick I’ll be honest: the trade options are scarce. There’s not a clear cut option that just makes a ton of sense, and there are a few names that would be fun but just aren’t realistic with Atlanta’s cap situation being what it is. The best path forward for Atlanta is that adding from that free agent pool on a one-year deal, but none of those guys move the needle a ton. Bailey really is the best option available, so let’s hope that happens! If it doesn’t, opportunity still arises. Zettel is my favorite by far of the trade options, given likely cost and fit. Looking through every likely trade partner in the NFL, there just aren’t a lot of guys that’ll find themselves on the cutting block, at least not at first glance.the guys on the roster, just as they’ve suggested it will all along.

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