1. 2014 Atlanta Falcons' Potential Draft-Pick Profile: DE/OLB Kony Ealy

    Atlanta's biggest defensive hole is at pass-rusher. Adding someone like Missouri's Kony Ealy could be a way to try and bring in a talented edge player with pass-rushing potential...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 5,591 reads 20 comments

  2. NFL Draft 2014: Defensive Front 7 Terminology Should Change for Modern Schemes

    Is this guy a 3-4 defensive end or 4-3 defensive tackle? If he’s playing the 3-technique, it doesn’t matter because there is a 3-technique role in most 3-4 and most 4-3 defenses...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 1,024 reads 0 comments

  3. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE/OLB James Gayle

    James Gayle is a situational pass-rusher that the Falcons have shown some interest in this offseason. He's an edge player who can line up at end or linebacker depending on the front seven look that Atlanta wants to show this year...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 2,954 reads 3 comments

  4. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE/OLB Anthony Barr

    Anthony Barr would be an ideal fit for a hybrid scheme like what the Atlanta Falcons run. He's someone who could develop properly with excellent coaching and still has barely scratched ...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 6,914 reads 33 comments

  5. Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: Fresh 7-Round Predictions Post Week 1 of Free Agency

    Atlanta went out and became a big player in free agency with its signings of Jon Asamoah, Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson. Those signings helped shore up the lines early on, but the team has more work to do in the draft...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 17,441 reads 89 comments

  6. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: TE Arthur Lynch

    Arthur Lynch could be the guy to replace Tony Gonzalez in the Atlanta Falcons offense. While the Falcons haven’t publicly shown interest in Lynch, he has made a suggestion ...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 4,444 reads 4 comments

  7. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE/OLB Marcus Smith

    Atlanta's pending use of more 3-4 sets, noted by the signings of Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson, means they need a legitimate edge-rusher to fit in said sets...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 2,405 reads 4 comments

  8. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OT Jake Matthews

    The order has come down from the top. Protect Matt Ryan . Make sure the Atlanta Falcons leader doesn ’t have to get sacked 30-plus times ever again. Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews would be an ideal fit as his blind-side protection...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 5,858 reads 32 comments

  9. Ranking the Atlanta Falcons' Best Remaining Free Agency Options

    The Falcons were big spenders early in free agency with their signings of Jon Asamoah , Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson to help solidify the interior of their defensive and offensive lines...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 17,676 reads 69 comments

  10. Falcons by the Numbers: 2013 Stats Atlanta Must Improve in 2014

    When a team goes 4-12, there are key stats that they are near the bottom of the league in. The Atlanta Falcons were mediocre or worse in almost every statistical category in 2013...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 2,555 reads 20 comments

  11. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE/OLB Khalil Mack

    "It's an absolute no-brainer for the Falcons to select Khalil Mack at No. 6 if he's there." That's what Knox Bardeen said about this edge-rushing talent. And he's right...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 10,493 reads 40 comments

  12. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OT Greg Robinson

    Atlanta needs a talented offensive lineman to replace the terrible combination at left tackle that was Lamar Holmes and Sam Baker. Auburn's tackle Greg Robinson should be a primary target for the Falcons at No...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 5 months ago 5,315 reads 15 comments

  13. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: Last One Before Free Agency

    Free agency is right around the corner, and it could tremendously change the Atlanta Falcons ' draft plans. Nonetheless, we'll take a look at what the Falcons should do if the NFL draft was held today...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 14,962 reads 46 comments

  14. 2014 NFL Draft: Finding the Best Schematic Fit for Top Defensive Linemen

    2014's NFL draft has quite a few talented defensive linemen. In figuring out which is the best scheme fit for each of these players, multiple aspects of their talent need to be taken into consideration...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 900 reads 0 comments

  15. Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Atlanta Falcons' Top Free-Agent Targets

    The Atlanta Falcons need to fix their defensive and offensive lines and potentially upgrade free safety in free agency. Pros and cons are plentiful with each of their top targets, though...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 12,450 reads 60 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Falcons' Salary-Cap Situation Heading into Free Agency

    The Atlanta Falcons have a salary-cap situation which will allow them to be huge spenders in free agency...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 10,078 reads 26 comments

  17. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE Jadeveon Clowney

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is perhaps the best player in the NFL draft. The Atlanta Falcons are in need of a pass rush and would be well served to look into a potential trade up for the talented Gamecock...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 7,703 reads 22 comments

  18. Khalil Mack and the 10 Most Explosive Athletes from the 2014 NFL Combine

    Explosion is an underrated trait in today's NFL . However, it's what the yearly combine exposes the most out of each year's crop of athletes. Khalil Mack had one of the best showings at the combine because of his explosive athleticism...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 12,944 reads 10 comments

  19. Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: 7 Round Predictions, Post Combine

    The NFL 's annual interview circuit and underpants Olympics known as the combine is finally over. Because of it, the Atlanta Falcons will be adjusting their board and focusing on who really stood out to them...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 5,708 reads 23 comments

  20. 5 Hidden Gems the Atlanta Falcons Should Have Noticed at the Combine

    The Atlanta Falcons need to notice as many hidden gems as possible at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine if they want to improve from their 2013 record of 4-12. Ideally, they will find some help along the offensive and defensive lines...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 11,567 reads 14 comments

  21. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: What Happens with a Curveball at the Top?

    When Julio Jones was taken No. 6 overall, the Falcons offense took another step. A unique scenario for Atlanta that is very possible would be for them to re-sign Jonathan Babineaux and Corey Peters to start at defensive tackle...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 7,485 reads 16 comments

  22. 3 Draft Day Trades Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Should Be Exploring

    Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff needs to be active on the trade market during the 2014 NFL draft. The Falcons have quite a few options they need to explore, otherwise they are going to waste their best opportunity to improve their team...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 10,115 reads 34 comments

  23. 4 Ideal Trade Scenarios for the Atlanta Falcons to Pursue This Offseason

    Player trades are rare in the NFL . The Atlanta Falcons have some options they should pursue that are ideal scenarios...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 13,877 reads 34 comments

  24. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: RB Charles Sims

    Charles Sims is a running back who can succeed in all facets of the game. Atlanta upgrading its running back situation with the addition of Sims would not be a bad idea...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 7,696 reads 39 comments

  25. Picking the Ideal Free Agents to Fill Each of the Atlanta Falcons' Holes

    Atlanta needs to bring in some talent this offseason. Ideally, the Falcons would address their five biggest needs through free agency. When it comes to ideal free agents for the Falcons, they need to be both versatile and powerful...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 6 months ago 16,078 reads 46 comments