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NFL Notes: 2019 Draft, Falcons, Redskins

2019 Draft

An NFL scout tells Matt Miller of B/R that he’s “terrified” of the 2019 quarterback class.

“There’s maybe three—[Justin] Herbert (Oregon), Drew Lock (Missouri) and the Auburn kid (Jarrett Stidham)—who look like dudes,” the scout said. “But there are a lot—a lot—of issues here. I’m terrified of this class. I hope everyone got their guy last year.

A separate scout mentioned that the lack of top-tier quarterback talent in next year’s class likely factored into the Cardinals and Bills’ decision trade up for quarterbacks Josh Rosen and Josh Allen respectively.

“You guys in the media get on us about ‘next year,’ but we were upfront that the quarterback class was going to be down. And that’s why you see so many teams giving up the farm to get a quarterback this year. You’d rather trade up for an Allen or Rosen than bet on one of these guys,” the scout said.

Falcons

New Falcons S Ron Parker tells Sirius XM NFL Radio that he prioritized signing with the team that he felt was the best fit for him and that proved to be Atlanta.

“I didn’t really have a number one choice going into Free Agency and I was thinking about where I could fit best. I think Atlanta made a lot of sense for me,” Paker said. “I think they are already SB bound and they were just a few plays away from winning SB 51.”

Redskins

Redskins OLBs coach Chad Grimm says he’s expecting big things from second-year OLB Ryan Anderson in 2018.

Any guy that when you get to this level it’s all about being the best athlete he can be and he’s understood what it takes now to get there is loosening the hips up, stretching his steps out, all kinds of stuff like that,” Grimm said, via Redskins.com. “He’s always been great mentally, but he does have a new determined attitude and he’s looking to make that kind of impact. He’s always been helping this team win games. So it’s been exciting with his mindset and how he’s been this year.”

Anderson admitted that he wasn’t in optimal shape last year and hoping to prove that he can a better player for Washington in year two.

“I want to be a better player for this team,” Anderson said. “I feel like I wasn’t in the shape I needed to be to do a lot of the stuff I needed to do. This year, I’m getting myself ready for that. I’m going to be ready when my number is called, special teams and everything to help this team win.”

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