Atlanta Falcons: It’s Time To Get a Legitimate Tight End

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Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo (80) celebrates his touchdown catch with tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) in the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 27-23. Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s face it, Atlanta Falcons’ TE Levine Toilolo just didn’t get the job done last season. As the starting tight end that played most of the snaps, Toilolo only managed to catch 238 yards and 2 TD’s.

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Toilolo is an interesting player. Coming out of Stanford, many hyped him up to be the next Rob Gronkowski. After all, Toilolo stands at a MASSIVE 6’8 265 lbs. He was selected in the 4th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, but all he has been accountable for is a couple of touchdowns and decent blocking.

It’s time for the Falcons to get a legitimate, receiving tight end.

Getting that kind of tight end would bring another dimension to this team. As ready as this receiving core already looks with Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas and Devin Hester, I’m sure that Matt Ryan would love someone that has a big frame and serves as a safety blanket.


Well the draft has a few tight ends that seem promising, but no one that can come in and make an impact immediately. And I’m sure that Dimitroff doesn’t want a repeat of Toilolo.

So let’s take a look at free agency and what they have to offer. These next slides will give you an idea of who the Atlanta Falcons can pick up and virtually make this offense unstoppable. There were two guys in particular, that will cost a bit of money but can provide the BOOM.

Next: Tight End Option Number One