The Atlanta Falcons have a prime opportunity to get a jump on the rest of the NFC prior to the offseason. They (the North squad), along with the Jacksonville Jaguars (South), are slated to coach in the Senior Bowl. Such a reward is attributed to the putrid 4-12 season the Falcons went through.
The silver lining of being able to see prospects not only perform in your system, but also to coach them in the process is worth its weight in gold. Atlanta has holes along both lines of scrimmage and could also possibly use help in the backfield.
But for a team as talented as the Falcons, at the skill positions, acquiring top-notch talent in the trenches could easily result in a rapid turnaround. The Senior Bowl is just the initial kickoff to the offseason, but gaining hands-on experience with potential prospects may set the Falcons up to "win the offseason."
Let's take a look at prospects Atlanta should keep its eye on.