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Falcons show interest in QB and WR

February 17th, 2008

AP/Darron Cummings Ed Thompson of Scout.com reports that the Falcons have shown considerable interest in two draft prospects: Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith and Indiana wide receiver James Hardy.

Smith finished second in the nation with 5065 passing yards. His 47 passing touchdowns also ranked 2nd in the country, and adding in his 13 rushing scores, he outscored Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow (55 touchdowns) last season. Scout.com’s Chris Steuber ranks him as the 10th best quarterback invited to the Combine likely indicating he has a chance to be a mid-to-late round draft pick.

Hardy, an underclassman, ranked 2nd in the country with 16 receiving touchdowns. He grabbed 79 passes for 1125 yards (14.2 avg) this past season. His 6’6″ 220-pound frame gives him intriguing size, and a number of draft sites rank him among the Top 3 of available wide receivers, meaning there’s great potential for him to be a first round pick this April. Hardy played basketball as a true freshman at Indiana. That year, he played in 23 games, starting 3 times. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in 10.7 minutes of playing time.

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  1. Anonymous
    February 22nd, 2008 at 21:25 | #1

    don’t need receiver. white figured it out. robinson wants it. and jenkins is willing to be “the other guy”. we need a O line, someone to replace Dunn, and Grady back. thomas brown will fix Dunn. Andre woodson to fix QB. Long to help Woodson. easy fix as long as they have a coach. oh and someone to tell jamaal anderson exactly what it means to be an end in the NFL.

  2. Anonymous
    February 26th, 2008 at 12:02 | #2

    to fix the falcons i say first trade Hall to Giants for the extra first round pick..aquire Sameuls from free agency, then draft Mcfadden first because there are alot of QB’s in this years draft..then i say draft Hardy from Indian or a d-lineman with the second first round pick and with the first pick in the second round draft your QB then do what ever else u want to with the rest of your picks trust me this is the winning combination

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