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The Falcons made a mega deal - a 5-for-1 trade with Cleveland - to move up 21 spots to select wide receiver Julio Jones last April.
Because they don't have picks in the first and fourth rounds of the 2012 draft, they must be prudent in order to fulfill some of their needs.
Their first pick will be the 55th pick overall in the second round and they will look to add either a versatile offensive lineman or a defensive end to help with their anemic pass rush.
They are looking for a tackle that can play both sides or either a tackle with the potential to swing inside to guard. The Falcons believe that quarterback Matt Ryan was under too much duress and took too many hits last season.
"The key to acquiring offensive linemen in today's world is versatility," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "Versatility, versatility, versatility, if you can get a tackle that can play both tackles and possibly swing to guard it is a very, very important thing."
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The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft.
This year, they'll likely spend a lot of time sitting around.
The Falcons are one of three teams that did not have a pick in Thursday night's first round. Considering what they gave up to get receiver Julio Jones in 2011, there's little chance of the team moving up to make another high-profile selection...
Their happens to be quite a pool of talent in this year class defensive tackle class with 3 to 4 being projected in the first round. The Talent continues on into the second and third rounds as well. Let's take a look at some of those second-third Round DTs that the Falcons might be targeting.
A potential Falcons draft pick?
Let's start off with Brandon Thompson, the...
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Cornerback Brent Grimes signed his one-year franchise tender with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced. Grimes will earn $10.3 million in 2012 if he doesn't agree to a long-term contract before mid-July. Grimes, an undrafted free agent in 2006 who was on the team’s practice squad for all but the final two games of 2007, went to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and is considered one...
ATLANTA- The Falcons are no longer satisfied with making due with what they have when it comes to their secondary.
It is becoming more than a possibility that could acquire CB Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles have been trying to move the disgruntled corner for almost a year now and now their asking priced has dropped dramatically.
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ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 16: Brent Grimes #20 of the Atlanta Falcons intercepts a pass intended for Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome
Earlier today, news broke that the Atlanta Falcons were in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire veteran corner, Asante Samuel. No sooner than a few hours after the media started reporting on it, Brent Grimes decided...
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