Saturday, April 26, 2008


The Falcons, in desperate need of a new face to market to their relatively apathetic Atlanta fans, selected Matt Ryan, QB out of Boston College. Frankly, I think Matt Ryan is a bit overrated. He's a solid passer, but is much better at managing a game than being a "gunslinger" which is what he was his senior year (and had 19 INTs). BC had a relatively easy schedule for most of their 2007 season, and Ryan's numbers were juiced significantly thanks to opponents like Bowling Green. In tough games against tough opposition, he struggled. Under consistent pressure and he turned into Drew Bledsoe. He has a lot of work to do on fundamentals, particularly learning to step up into pressure instead of stepping back away from it. Not a bad pick for the Falcons, who could use some good ink and some positive anticipation, but Ryan is still a project.


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