1. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: First One with Compensatory Selections

    The Falcons will benefit greatly from having compensatory selections in 2014. Those picks are all about building depth for a team that needs it...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 8 months ago 14,445 reads 92 comments

  2. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: S Deone Bucannon

    Deone Bucannon is the ideal Atlanta Falcons free safety in Mike Nolan’s scheme. It would explain why they showed a ton of interest in him during the Senior Bowl, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ’s D...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 8 months ago 3,139 reads 5 comments

  3. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: LB Christian Jones

    Depth at linebacker was a problem in 2013 for the Falcons until Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow got up to speed...

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  4. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE/OLB Carl Bradford

    Atlanta needs a pass-rushing edge player to complement its current core group of players. Arizona State’s Carl Bradford is a unique prospect due to his athleticism, instincts ...

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  5. Ranking the 2014 Impact of the Atlanta Falcons' Free-Agent Signings so Far

    The Atlanta Falcons did something that they haven't done since 2008 this offseason. They actually went out and signed quite a few free agents instead of sitting idly by just re-signing their own guys...

    Scott Carasik Written by Scott Carasik about 8 months ago 14,633 reads 25 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 5,712 reads 20 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 1,243 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 3,024 reads 3 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 7,020 reads 33 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 17,563 reads 89 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 4,566 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 2,532 reads 4 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 5,992 reads 32 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 17,733 reads 69 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 2,610 reads 20 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 10,592 reads 40 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 5,476 reads 15 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 15,026 reads 46 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 955 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 12,553 reads 60 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 10,286 reads 26 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 7,816 reads 22 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 13,135 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 5,774 reads 23 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 11,702 reads 14 comments