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Report: Falcons Discussing Trade Up With Seahawks For Pass Rusher

Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com reports that that the Falcons and Seahawks are discussing a potential trade that would involve them swapping first-round picks.

According to Pauline, the Falcons would like to get ahead of the Steelers, Packers, and Cowboys to ensure that they’re able to come away with a top-rated pass rusher with Missouri DE Charles Harris being floated as a potential target for Atlanta.

If the Seahawks are able to trade back, Pauline mentions that they would then target an offensive lineman such as Utah’s Garett Bolles. According to Pauline, the Seahawks sent OL coach Tom Cable to Utah last Sunday to meet with him.

As for what it could take to complete a deal, Pauline says that it may only cost the Falcons a fourth-round pick to move up to No. 26 overall from No. 31.

Recent reports have mentioned that the Falcons could be eyeing pass rushers and there’s no question that they may have to move up ahead of these teams to get their preferred option.

As for Seattle, they seem like a great landing spot for Bolles, who would give them a solid offensive line prospect to develop in the coming years and a potential long-term left tackle option, depending on how things go with Luke Joeckel.

Harris is a two-time second team All-SEC player for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. During the pre-draft process, Harris met with the Falcons, Jets and Eagles.

Over the course of his three-year college career it Missouri, he recorded 136 total tackles, 18 sacks, 34.5 tackles for loss, five pass defenses, one fumble recovery and five forced fumbles.