Breaking Down the Atlanta Falcons Roster, Position-by-Position Analysis

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Breaking Down the Atlanta Falcons Roster, Position-by-Position Analysis
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The Atlanta Falcons had a franchise year in 2012, but struggles with holding leads and a lack of pass rush haunted them in the NFC Championship loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

While they were just yards away from still being in the NFL discussion as a Super Bowl team, the Falcons have plenty of work to do this offseason to become a true championship contender. 

The impending retirement of Tony Gonzalez and Todd McClure must be addressed, as well as the age and lack of depth on the defensive line, which is headed by the long-tenured but soon to be expendable John Abraham

Atlanta's lack of rushing attack was also a major concern in 2012. It will very likely see a new starting tailback come August. 

Here's a look at how the offseason roster shakes up for the Falcons as they prepare for the draft and free-agency process. 

 

Michael Foster is an Atlanta Falcons Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He also served as Sports Editor of The Sentinel (Kennesaw State University's student-run newspaper) for a year and a half, has co-hosted a radio show for KSU Owl Radio and has worked as a sports correspondent for the Marietta Daily Journal and Cherokee Tribune, covering high school football in northwest Atlanta. 

Follow him on Twitter for Falcons news and analysis!


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