Atlanta Falcons: Offseason Needs


Dec 31, 2014; Atlanta , GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff (right) talks to asst. general manager Scott Pioli (left) during the game between the Mississippi Rebels and the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2014 Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

This offseason has a lot of needs that need to be addressed as we get ready for the Quinn-Shanahan staff for the Atlanta Falcons.  Here is a potential list that the Atlanta Falcons could look into getting this offseason.

1. Edge Rusher

The Atlanta Falcons need an edge rusher whether they run a 4-3 or a 3-4 drafting or signing an edge rusher should be the number one priority.

2. Offensive Linemen

Shanahan likes to run a zone blocking scheme which could make certain players on our team expendable.  Be it the 2nd or 3rd round pick or signing a veteran that can provide good depth.  Our offense works better with a great offensive line.

3. Linebacker

Another part of our defense that has been sorely missed for sometime.  All due respect to Bartu and Worrilow but, we just need better athletes that can continuously make plays.

4. Pass Catching Tight End

One good thing about Levine Toilolo is that he does have a natural ability to block.  While his route running and ability to get open has never formulated, getting a tight end that can move the chains on 3rd down can open up 2 TE sets for the Atlanta Falcons.

5. Safety

Ishmael and Lowery have all provided a decent work in the safety front.  With William Moore’s troubled injury past this season, it may be time to look into implementing a new look at safety in case he goes down again.

6. Runningback

The Stephen Jackson experiment was more lackluster than ever before.  Devonta Freeman showed to be a bright star while Antone Smith was a big playmaker.  We do need a power running back to punch holes through.  We have enough change of pace backs and now we need a starter.

What do you think the Atlanta Falcons needs to be addressed this offseason?