Dirty Bird Daily: Could Falcons turn to T.J. Clemmings?


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Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff shown on the sideline against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Clemmings a fit for Shanahan offense?

We are just five days away from the start of the 2015 NFL Draft. Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report continues his series looking at potential Falcons draft picks. Here, he looks at the prospect of drafting offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings.

"“However, because Clemmings is so inexperienced and a bit of a giant lump of molding clay, the Falcons could turn him into an ideal fit for their left guard hole. Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan loves athletic linemen like Clemmings and could use him effectively in the zone scheme.”"

Ray injury could hurt draft stock

There were reports this week surrounding pass rusher Shane Ray and a toe injury he’s dealing with. As Carl Cockerham of With the First Pick writes, it could affect his draft stock.

"“Coming in, Ray was viewed as a top-10 pick but with the uncertainty surrounding his injury, he is a lock no more. The injury happened in Mizzou’s Citrus Bowl win over Minnesota on Jan. 1, and it kept him from participating in drills at the NFL Scouting combine. Ray participated in Mizzou’s pro day March 19, but his numbers were nothing like he had advertised them to be.”"

Breaking down Quinn, Dimitroff presser

After new head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff spoke to the press this week, we got some answers about their draft plans. Reid Ferrin of AtlantaFalcons.com breaks down the five most important points.

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