Dirty Bird Daily: Should Atlanta Falcons target Arik Armstead?


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Dec 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Falcons won 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons trying to make a good impression with Dan Quinn

There is plenty of excitement surrounding new head coach Dan Quinn, and the Falcons players are trying to make a good first impression with their new leader. Check out the full article on FoxSports.com:

"“Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.Linebacker Paul Worrilow, who has led the Falcons in tackles two straight seasons, said Thursday past accomplishments are no guarantee for top spots on the depth chart in 2015.”"

Armstead to the Falcons?

A potential defensive lineman prospect somewhat slipping under the radar is Arik Armstead. D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com takes a look:

"“The NFL draft is set for April 30 to May 2 in Chicago.Today we’ll look at Oregon’s Arik Armstead, who’s 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds, and fits the team’s new profile for defensive ends.”"

Hawley out to prove a point

Falcons center Joe Hawley is expecting to return from his knee injury in time for training camp. As David Newton of ESPN writes, Hawley has something to prove:

"“Hawley tore the ACL in his right knee during a Week 4 loss to Minnesota. A few days later, he was placed on injured reserve and done for the season.Because of the injury, Hawley said he’ll have a “chip on my shoulder.”"

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