The Falcons took Sean Renfree here last season and wound up with a body on their injured reserve list. They could have gotten much more value here had they taken tight end Joseph Fauria, who eventually went undrafted.
Fauria has shown with the Detroit Lions that he’s a great red-zone target with seven touchdowns as a rookie.
Add Fauria to Levine Toilolo in this year’s offense, and the Falcons need for a tight end looks much smaller than it currently is. Toilolo as an in-line guy and Fauria as a joker-style tight end—one who lines up as a wide receiver or tight end or slot receiver—would give the Falcons a pair of young, talented guys to compete there.
16 Games Played, 18 Catches, 207 Receiving Yards, 7 Receiving Touchdowns, 1 Two-Point Conversion
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.