When the Falcons drafted Ra’shede Hageman in the second round last year, they knew what they were getting themselves into. Hageman was going to be a project for them. And as expected, that was exactly what he was. Hageman struggled in training camp a season ago and got pushed around more times than not. That isn’t the case this year.
Hageman has dropped 25 pounds and has come to training camp prepared to dominate. When in practice Hageman throws lineman out of the way with ease and makes things happen for his teammates. Hageman will allow the men on the outside to get to the quarterback if he does his job right. Hageman is a project piece no longer. It’s time to shine in the A.