5 Ways The Falcons Can Make The Super Bowl Next Year

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2. Find A Replacement For Tony Gonzalez

The Falcons have built their team around Matt Ryan and the passing game, so to lose their best receiving tight end is a big blow. The modern spread-passing game relies on a tight end that can catch the ball over the middle. Without one, defenses can umbrella cover the outside receivers and shut them down.

The Falcons may need to use their second or third round pick to try to fill this spot, unless they can make a play to steal Jimmy Graham away from their division rival New Orleans Saints. Sure, its unlikely, but with the Saints’ cap problems he could end up on the open market.