2013 NFL Draft: Depth Needs To Be Addressed By The Falcons

Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

You look at teams who have won the Super Bowl and all of them have one thing in common, depth at each position.

Depth is one of the very few things that set apart the Falcons from being a legitimate Super Bowl team.

The Draft is the perfect opportunity for teams to take advantage of building depth at multiple positions. A prime example of that is the New York Giants selecting Jason Pierre Paul with their first round selection in the 2010 draft, when they already had Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora at defensive end. Not only did Pierre Paul become a fantastic player, but he also helped the Giants become a dangerous defensive line with the depth that he provided.

Oh yeah, lets not forget that the Giants won the Super Bowl in that same year, primarily because of their depth.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Atlanta Falcons, Falcons, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, NFL Draft, Osi Umenyiora, Super Bowl

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  • Sergio

    If the Falcons can’t trade up to the mid-round to take Jarvis Jones…They should trade down and take Kawann Short and David Amerson in the second-round. Maybe bring the LB from Mizzou in the third-round. If we do that, we’ll be ok I think.