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Oct 4, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) in action against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Analyzing the defensive line
Vaughn McClure of ESPN continues his breakdown of the Falcons roster. Today, he takes a look at the defensive line:
"“Coach Dan Quinn made a point to say there’s a place in his defense for hefty run-stuffers Soliai and Jackson. Both played below expectations last season as Soliai was more banged up than he revealed and Jackson rubbed some of the coaches the wrong way with weight issues.”"
5 Questions with Denzel Perryman
Is linebacker Denzel Perryman an option for the Falcons? As D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com writes, here are five questions with the prospect.
"“We’ll kick this off with Miami’s Denzel Perryman, a run-stuffing inside linebacker, who may be available when the Falcons select in the second round.”"
Clive Walford an option for Falcons
Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report continues his series looking at potential Falcons prospects. Today, he looks at tight end Clive Walford:
"“The best tight ends in the draft are Devin Funchess, Maxx Williams and Miami’s Clive Walford. Walford profiles well for the new offense that Kyle Shanahan is going to run that is based around a combination of a zone-blocking scheme in the running game and the West Coast offense in the passing game.”"
As ever, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:
- Why should the Falcons consider trading down? Find out here.
- Today, there will be an introduction to the 4-3 under defense. You can read it from 9am.
- Today’s draft focus will be on cornerback Marcus Peters.