Falcons | Taking a Peek at Crosby
Sun, 26 Jun 2005 22:44:45 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, writing for the Sporting News, reports the Atlanta Falcons are interested in former Clemson WR Roscoe Crosby, who will be in the July 14 supplemental draft.
Here's a good story on Crosby: link
I'm sure the Falcons are looking at players in the supplemental draft, any semi-intelligent team would, but it doesn't mean they plan on using a draft pick. As many know, if you take a player in the supplemental draft, you lose the corresponding draft pick in the following year's draft.
I'm not a fan of the supplemental draft unless a really top talent comes out. Tony Hollings is the most significant player selected in recent memory. The Texans used a 2nd round pick on him, but thus far he can be labeled a bust. Mike Wahle and Jamal Williams were too other prominent ones way back in 1998, and both are Pro Bowl caliber players. Bernie Kosar is a former Supplemental guy.
I don't think the Falcons will go after Crosby, but might submit an offer to him if he goes undrafted.
I've heard both the Saints and Panthers are interested in Crosby as well. But right now, our depth chart is too crowded with unproven young guys to afford to spend a draft pick (even a 7th) on another one like Crosby.