When a team goes 4-12 like the Atlanta Falcons did, a big move in free agency is almost guaranteed—especially since the Falcons have a ton of cap. They have multiple options throughout free agency, but they have to make sure they pick up at least one defensive tackle.
Other spots that make a ton of sense are along the offensive line, at defensive end and a guy who can play Kroy Biermann's role but is more athletic. The dark horse would be someone who could play free safety and is an upgrade over Thomas DeCoud.
But in order to do this, the Falcons will have to increase from their approximately $17.0 million in cap space that they are looking to start with. Easy cuts (money-wise) would include the aforementioned DeCoud and Biermann as well as Stephen Nicholas, Osi Umenyiora and Asante Samuel.
However, this is more about who they can bring in with a surplus of cash and lack of re-sign targets that they will have for the first time since the 2008 offseason. So let's see who are the top targets for a big-name move this offseason.