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First Round: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Atlanta had been rumored to be wanting to move up for someone, and Trufant was one of the names commonly tossed around in that discussion. Atlanta certainly needed a corner, and Trufant was the best CB on the board. They were smart to jump Minnesota and Indy to grab him. I'm still surprised St. Louis traded down instead of grabbing Ogletree though. Either way, solid pick for Atlanta. Unfortunately the DE position is really going to suffer for this, which is why this grade can't get anything higher than a B.
Second Round: Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
Alford was rumored to have late first round potential by some, so grabbing him at the end of round two is great value. Along with Trufant, Atlanta has now completely remade the CB position. If these prospects both pan out, the Falcons will have a solid secondary. The only thing I don't like is that they passed on a much needed defensive ...
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Atlanta Falcons GM Tom Dimitroff was a guest on "Late Hits" with Alex Marvez and James Miller on Sirius XM radio Thursday, and touched on the need to sign quarterback Matt Ryan to an extension.
Ryan is schedule to be an unrestricted free agent after this season. “Right now there’s nothing new on the contract,” Dimitroff said. “Understand that he will be here....
When we left off, we finished up our offensive look at the 2013 Falcons as compared to the 2012 squad. We went through the RBs, QBs, WR/TE and offensive line. The biggest jump in talent is at the RB position with the addition of Steven Jackson and the biggest concern is on the OL with the departure of Tyson Clabo and Todd McClure. Now let's start our defensive look by focusing...
Ray Edwards made news this week but once again it had nothing to do with his one-time ability to play professional football.
First, in early November, the Falcons cut the erstwhile defensive end for a poor attitude more so than they did poor performance. Then he made news again in February when a video surfaced of his doughy-looking opponent taking a dive during a boxing match....
Ray Edwards talked about the violence in the NFL when comparing it to his new venture – boxing. Will his opinion on boxing’s violence change as he faces legitimate opponents?
Noted medical expert Ray Edwards, via this article on Yahoo!, has finally chimed in on the debate over which sport is safer: prizefighting or bear wrestling thresher chicken Russian roulette pro football. Edwards is one of a rare few that have found any sort of success in the pro ranks of both sports (and that level in boxing is pretty nebulous after only 4 fights but he is 4-0)...
The Atlanta Falcons remain confident that they’ll be able to
reach an agreement with quarterback Matt Ryan that will keep him with the team
for years to come. However, contract talks haven’t progressed much recently, as
general manager Thomas Dimitroff told Alex Marvez and James Miller on Sirius XM
radio – courtesy Pro Football Talk – that there’s nothing new to report...