Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. As you get up and make your morning coffee, we bring you up to date with everything going on in the world of the Falcons.
Welcome to the Atlanta Falcons Morning Report.
Dec 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) reacts with wide receiver Devin Hester (17) after catching a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Steelers defeated the Falcons 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
We kick off today with a first-round mock draft from Michelle Bruton of Bleacher Report. Find out here who she projects the Falcons to take with the eighth-overall pick.
Following this pick, she believes the Falcons could trade up for Melvin Gordon:
"“In this scenario, the Falcons have addressed their big need on defense for a stud pass-rusher with Vic Beasley at No. 8 overall.But the Falcons also have a hole at running back, and a weak running game will make Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White more ineffective, as well, without the ability to run a balanced offensive attack.Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith, who are at the top of the depth chart at the position, are not going to accomplish that.”"
Speaking of the draft, you can win the chance to meet the Falcons’ first-round pick. In the ‘Draft the Best Team to Tackle Everything’ sweepstakes over at AtlantaFalcons.com, you could be headed to the Falcons draft party.
"“Enter the “Draft the Best Team to Tackle Everything” sweepstakes for a chance to attend two exclusive 2015 Atlanta Falcons draft events and meet the Atlanta Falcons first round draft pick. This promotion will last from April 1 – April 18. There will be a first, second and third prize winner.”"
Last week, the Falcons lost a 2016 draft choice for pumping fake crowd noise through the speakers at home games. Steve Brenner of Sport360.com believes NFL punishments aren’t as harsh as commissioner Roger Goodell would have us believe:
"“Players are banned when it really matters – in the heart of the season. Executives? Well they can sit out large chunks of time when it wouldn’t hurt to slide into the shadows for a few weeks.”"
As always, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:
More from Blogging Dirty
- Atlanta Falcons are the perfect fit for Leonard Floyd
- 3 Largest Atlanta Falcons 2023 dead cap hits
- Atlanta Falcons trade up for a quarterback in this full mock draft
- Atlanta Falcons: 3 trade packages to land first-overall pick
- 3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t fear Derek Carr and the Saints
- Who will the Falcons select with the eighth-overall pick? Here are three first-round options.
- With all the change on defense, Jonathan Babineaux remains a crucial part of the team. Here’s why.
- Could Todd Gurley join the Falcons? Here is a case for why they should target him.
There is plenty of content coming your way here on Blogging Dirty today. We will be looking at the effect the Falcons’ schedule will have on a playoff push, the future of Julio Jones and much more. Stay tuned.