Atlanta Falcons: Which players to watch at 2016 NFL Scouting Combine
Center was a major area of concern for the Falcons in 2015. How many games were lost largely because of fumbled snaps and poor communication at the line? The loss to Tampa at home could have been so different if it weren’t for these mistakes. Help is in order.
Ryan Kelly, Alabama
Kelly might not light it up at the combine, but what does it matter when he’s contributing on offense from day one. He’s the best center in the class and would give the Falcons an immediate upgrade at the position. Projected to be taken on day two or three.
Graham Glasgow, Michigan
What initially stands out with Glasgow is his size. Standing at 6-foot-6, 306 pounds, he’s a versatile option that could be plugged in at center or guard for the Falcons. Riding on the back of a strong Senior Bowl, Glasgow is one to watch at the combine.
Nick Martin, Notre Dame
Martin is another guy who could come in and play at center or guard from day one. A season-ending knee injury in 2013 has limited his ability somewhat the past couple of years, but when healthy he’s got the ability to be a strong offensive lineman.
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