Matt Barkley's draft stock

Updated: March 31, 2013, 4:04 PM ET
By Adam Schefter

Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag once a week during the NFL season. Got a query of your own? Submit it here.

Q: Adam, I'm pretty excited about the Osi Umenyiora signing for my Atlanta Falcons. Do you think we need another pass-rusher? How much better are the Falcons now?

-- Sandra (Georgia)

A: A team can never have enough pass-rushers, Sandra, but the problem is paying them. Atlanta will not be able to afford to sign another veteran pass-rusher, unless it was for a veteran minimum deal. But that won't stop the Falcons from looking for more pass-rushers in the NFL draft. If they can find a good value at a certain spot, they will jump on it, as would any team. But this is a team that has improved from last season, when it reached the NFC Championship Game. It added Umenyiora and Steven Jackson, in addition to bringing back Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons will be a favorite in the NFC again in 2013.

Q: Matt Barkley appeared to have a solid pro day by all accounts. What are you hearing in terms of his stock? Has he solidified himself as the first QB off the board?

-- Greg (Illinois)