Atlanta Falcons News: Who should be selected in the first round of 2016 NFL Draft?


Good morning, Falcons fans. Welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily, your daily place to find all of the latest news from the Atlanta Falcons blogosphere. As you sip your coffee this fine Saturday morning, enjoy reading these articles.

Who should the Falcons draft in first round? — Tyler Spinnenweber of NFL Spin Zone

The Falcons have plenty of needs, but not many draft picks to work with. The first round pick is crucial to get right. Who should Atlanta take at No. 17? Here’s an option to consider.

Coping with the Atlanta Falcons’ offseason — Aaron Freeman of

Aaron Freeman isn’t impressed with some of the Falcons’ moves — or lack of — at times this offseason. One of the problems as the middle linebacker weakness. The Falcons failed miserably in their attempts to fix the position in free agency. Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman walked into Chicago on modest deals.

Breaking down Alex Mack’s contract — Scott Carasik of The Falcoholic

To land Alex Mack, the Falcons needed to pay big money. They did just that. In my opinion, they overpaid on Mack when it was possible to find a talented center in the draft. Maybe the money could have been spent on finding a linebacker.

Breaking down Mohamed Sanu’s contract — Scott Carasik of The Falcoholic

Another big move the Falcons made was to land wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Without many picks, spending money was necessary. And as ever, signing players early on in free agency costs a lot of money. Sanu was one of the best wide receivers in a thin class and got paid as a result. Here’s a breakdown of his contract.

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