Atlanta Falcons News: How will center position be addressed?
Good morning, Falcons fans. Welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily. As you sip your coffee this Wednesday morning, enjoy these articles from around the Atlanta Falcons blogosphere.
Falcons won’t filter out players with character issues — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
The Falcons have passed up on some players with character issues in the past. Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and Cowboys linebacker Randy Gregory spring to mind, but that’s not to say they won’t take risks if the team feels it’s worth it. Jalen Collins was drafted in the second round last year despite failing many drugs tests at LSU. The key is determining whether the issue is a thing of the past.
Fast and physical doesn’t rule out players without speed — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
Just because Dan Quinn wants to build a team with speed, that’s not to say it’s the be-all and end-all. A talented football player is a talented football player, and speedy player isn’t necessarily a good football player. While speed is a preference, it’s not the only factor that makes a great player or team.
How will Falcons address center position? — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
The Falcons need to find a center, there’s no doubt about that. After multiple botched snaps among other issues, finding a starter who can get on the same page as Matt Ryan is critical to the growth of the offense. How will the Falcons address the position?
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Seven Falcons takeaways from the combine — Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com
What did the Falcons learn at the Scouting Combine? Kelsey Conway gives her breakdown, looking at Devin Hester, Justin Hardy and Roddy White among other topics. White’s future remains unclear at this stage.