A.J. Green, Justin Houston meet with Falcons

A.J. Green, who has previously said that the potential NFL lockout would influence his decision to enter the draft, had an opportunity to get some answers to his questions.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Green, Justin Houston and other Georgia underclassmen met with Falcons president Rich McCay to discuss making the jump to the NFL. The potential lockout was reportedly the main topic of discussion.AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 13: A.J. Green  of the Georgia Bulldogs pulls in this touchdown reception against Demond Washington  of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As I’ve stated before, I fully expect Green to enter the draft. He is a top-15 lock, and could go as high as the top five. The looming lockout should have no impact on his decision.

Justin Houston, however, could be swayed by the potential lockout. He is a potential 1st-round pick, but definitely not a lock. By returning to school he could reasonably expect to boost his stock without running the risk of having to sit out the season in the NFL.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft, Falcons Comments Off

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