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.
Nov 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) returns a punt against the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Cardinals 29-18. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Who’s visited Atlanta?
An important part of the pre-draft process is for prospects to meet with teams. But which players have visited with the Falcons this offseason? D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com gives us a full breakdown:
"“The Falcons try to keep a tight lid on the prospects they work out and have in for visits, but last season they departed from that when the let Central Florida running back Storm Johnson post a picture of him, Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier and UCLA’s Anthony Barr to twitter from the team facilities.The most most intriguing private workout has been the one held for Vic Beasley in Clemson on March 30. The Falcons, in dire need of an improved pass rush, have closely watch Beasley, Missouri’s Shane Ray, Florida’s Dante Fowler Jr and Kentucky’s Bud Dupree.”"
Eric Rowe to Atlanta?
A prospect the Falcons could potentially target is Utah defensive back Eric Rowe. Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report looks into what he could bring to the team should they draft him:
"“Atlanta needs a starting free safety and could get a playmaker should it select Rowe early in the second round of the 2015 draft. The Falcons would be wise to invest that pick into the Utah cornerback/safety and could do much worse than getting their next 10-year starter.”"
Goodman excited to move back to end
The Falcons have held their first team meeting with new head coach Dan Quinn, and there is a lot of excitement with the new coach. As Reid Ferrin of AtlantaFalcons.com writes, Malliciah Goodman is looking ahead to the prospect of moving back outside:
"“Quinn has already been helping Goodman prepare for what could be his best season yet as a pro, strategizing where to best play the 6-foot-4, 274-pound lineman, based on what he does best. The plan is to move Goodman back outside, where he spent most of his time at Clemson.”"
As ever, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:
- First up this morning is our brand new seven-round mock draft. Find out who the Falcons take with every pick here.
- An excellent debut from our new writer, Kevin Knight, looks to the future of the left guard position.
- Forget Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley, it’s Devonta Freeman’s time to shine.
- Should the Falcons trade up in the first-round? Here’s why they shouldn’t.