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NFL Draft 2012: 5 Biggest Needs for the Atlanta Falcons in 2012

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NFL Draft 2012: 5 Biggest Needs for the Atlanta Falcons in 2012
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The blockbuster draft-day trade last year when the Atlanta Falcons acquired wide receiver Julio Jones solidified the wide receiver position.

However, the trade came at a steep price. The Falcons lost their first and fourth round draft picks this year. Revamping the team with elite young talent will be tougher than ever with the lack of high picks. 

The roster still has glaring holes, despite the team making the playoffs three of the past season.

Atlanta's offensive line was exposed in the postseason defeats. Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez is aging. Punt and kick returner Eric Weems left in free agency. The Falcons have failed to maintain a presence along the defensive front. 

The Falcons hope to address all of these issues in the offseason, and the draft is one way to do so. 

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