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Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) carries the ball against Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (98) during the second half against the at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
NFL schedule coming today
Yes, at last, the 2015 NFL schedule is set to be released. It will be announced at around 8 p.m. ET as a part of a three-hour special on the NFL Network. Read more here.
Falcons know edge rushers well
The Falcons will know which pass rusher they want the most when draft day rolls around next Thursday. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN writes, the Falcons should know the edge rushers well now.
"“Quinn, who has final say over the 53-man roster, probably has an idea of which edge rusher he favors, with the Falcons currently set to make the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft. Most draft analysts believe Fowler will be off the board before the selection, while Beasley’s stock has steadily soared throughout the process.”"
Potential Draft Sleepers
All the talk has been about which pass rusher the Falcons will target on day one. Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report takes a look, however, at which draft ‘sleepers’ the Falcons could pick up later on and would be a great fit.
"“Some of the most notable sleepers in Atlanta Falcons history are Jamal Anderson—the running back—Todd McClure, Kroy Biermann and Jason Snelling. Key contributors to the Falcons throughout history have been draft sleepers who panned out due to their great fits for the Falcons.”"
As ever, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:
- With the 2015 NFL Draft just nine days away, here is a full 7-round mock draft.
- Reports suggest the Falcons are still in the hunt for Adrian Peterson. Read more here.
- Should the Falcons still consider Randy Gregory? Yes. Here’s why.
- With the schedule set to be released tonight, here are the five most anticipated games of 2015.