NFL insider Albert Breer had important news to share this Tuesday regarding Justin Fields’ second pro day. It turns out that multiple teams with top-five picks will be in attendance.
We already knew the San Francisco 49ers would be in attendance because John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan were unable to attend Fields’ first throwing session. However, it wasn’t clear until today that the Atlanta Falcons will also be in Columbus to watch the Ohio State quarterback.
Atlanta currently owns the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft. There has been some chatter about the front office trading down to accumulate more picks, but it’s also possible they stay put and select Matt Ryan’s successor.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini had an interesting scoop to share on top of the news that Breer announced today, tweeting “The Falcons have been present for every single QB pro day.”
The Falcons have been present for every single QB pro day https://t.co/vDREv3eqrF
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) April 13, 2021
No, this doesn’t mean that Atlanta is definitely going to select a quarterback. General manager Terry Fontenot is doing a great job of exploring all options though.
As for Fields, it appears the odds of him going in the top five of this year’s draft are about to go up.
Justin Fields is currently +125 to go 3rd…but if he doesn’t, looks like some options are there at 4 👀 https://t.co/jpwyWpvjtc
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) April 13, 2021
Fields showcased his dual-threat abilities during his two-year run with the Buckeyes. He’s not considered the top quarterback in his class, but he does have what it takes to be a star at the next level.
Ohio State fans will find out where Fields’ pro career will begin on April 29.