Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 1/28/13
The day after the Atlanta Falcons lost in the NFC championship game, head coach Mike Smith expressed a need for more playmakers in 2013. With the NFL draft roughly three months away and the Falcons owning a first-round pick for the first time in two years -- they sent last years No. 1 to Cleveland, as part of the Julio Jones trade (2011) -- general manager Thomas Dimitroff and his staff will soon set upon the task of how to use the 30th overall pick. The question: Will they go offense or defense? Many experts anticipate the Falcons will pick a tight end to replace Tony Gonzalez, who is expected to retire. If they go that route, one name that keeps popping up is Notre Dames Tyler Eifert.But since the Falcons already have a preponderance of playmakers on that side of the ball -- wide receivers Jones and Roddy White, along with quarterback Matt Ryan, to name a few -- what about one of Eiferts teammates on the defensive side of the ball? Namely, linebacker Manti Teo. Mock draf...
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