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The Atlanta Falcons came into the draft with eleven picks. I was positive that we would not take eleven players in this draft and it turns out that due to trading up twice we only chose eight players. Football Perspective took a look at every draft day trade and here is what they had to say about the Falcons two trades (click on the links for a more detailed analysis)...
St. Louis traded the 22nd and 2015 7th rounder to Atlanta for the 30th, 92nd, and 198th picks
Winner: St. Louis lost a lot of value in moving up to get Austin, but did a great job recouping draft capital in this deal. The Rams selected linebacker Alec Ogletree at 30, another strong player who would have made sense for the team at 22.
Chicago traded pick 153 to Atlanta to Atlanta for picks 163 and 236
Winner: Atlanta, as they gave up little to move up 10 spots for the player they wanted. Both charts thought the Bears didn’t get much back. One footno...
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Saturday marked the end of the NFL Draft, the three day extravaganza that allows all thirty-two teams to add the most talented prospects from the college level to their rosters in order to fill some of the holes that had opened during the offseason.
This draft was considered to be of the utmost importance for the Falcons, who appeared to be a piece or two away from being ready to...
One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left.
According to Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Falcons have signed 24 rookie free agents.
North Carolina kicker Casey Barth
Texas State linebacker...
Before the draft began, many experts as well as Falcons fans knew the Falcons were going to focus on defense in during the seven rounds of the draft. It started on Thursday night when the Falcons took cornerback Desmond Trufant from Washington in the first round at No. 22. The Falcons continued that trend on Friday night when they drafted cornerback Robert Alford in the second round...
Sean Renfree was selected in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Grading the picks
Round 1: No. 22, Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Review: Trufant fills the most glaring need on the Falcons roster, that of a starting cornerback. Because the Falcons need him to come in and start right away, the fact that he sounds as NFL-ready as possible makes Trufant a good pick. Both general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith pointed to the...
1. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington (Draft Profile)
2. Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana (Draft Profile)
4. Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson (Draft Profile)
7. Zeke Motta, SS, Notre Dame (Draft Profile)
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2013 NFL Draft Grades – NFC South Atlanta Falcons - B- The Falcons went out and addressed their two biggest needs at CB and DE. They let both Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson go in free agency and Asante Samuel is aging. They drafted Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford back-to-back in the 1st and 2nd [...]
The Week 14 rematch of bitter rivals Atlanta Falcons (11-1) and Carolina Panthers (3-9) will spark another heated game in the NFC South. In their previous meeting, Carolina snatched defeat from the jaws of victory when quarterback Cam Newton fumbled on third-and-one with a chance to end Atlanta’s then-perfect season. Carolina downed the ensuing punt at Atlanta’s one-yard ...