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Pros: Atlanta would have two of the best safeties in the NFL
Jairus Byrd is one of the top three safeties in the NFL, with Eric Weddle and Earl Thomas up there. Atlanta's duo of William Moore and Byrd would be arguably the best in the NFL. Byrd is the playmaking talent Atlanta didn't have in 2013 when Thomas DeCoud fell off.
Cons: Paying two safeties top 10 money
With Moore being paid $30 million over five years and Byrd likely earning around $45-50 million over a five-year contract, Atlanta would have around $80 million dedicated to safeties. This would be one of the highest totals in the NFL.
The only way this could work is if they have their second-year cornerbacks step up and play to their potential early. Paying two corners on rookie contracts, while having a pair of top-level safeties, is what the Seahawks did. Look how that turned out.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.