Could another Clemson talent join Vic Beasley and Grady Jarrett as new members of the Atlanta Falcons. There are some interesting options from the rookie class who could land in Atlanta.
Welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily. Aaron Freeman gives an in-depth look at the draft today, while there is also some reported interest in tight end Austin Hooper for the Falcons. As you sip your coffee this fine Tuesday morning, enjoy these articles from the world of the Atlanta Falcons.
Falcons takeaways from last week — Aaron Freeman of FalcFans.com
I love these weekly columns. Aaron Freeman gets in depth this week on draft grading, and explains why only owning five picks is not good news for the Falcons. Take some time out of your day to give this a read. One of the highlights of the week for Falcons reading.
Clemson talent has NFL coaches gushing — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Clemson will be responsible for a number of top draft prospects in this year’s class. Among them are defensive ends Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd as well as cornerback Mackensie Alexander. Will any of these Tigers wind up in Atlanta as Vic Beasley did 12 months ago?
Falcons take close look at Stanford tight end Austin Hooper — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Don’t rule out the possibility of the Falcons taking a tight end in the 2016 NFL Draft. They are reportedly taking a close look at Austin Hooper, who could be available on day two or three. Defense needs plenty of upgrades in the draft, but the addition of a tight end could be huge for the passing game.
Lack of speed and reliability at linebacker overshadows other signings — Allen Strk of The Falcoholic
Despite a flurry of signings in free agency, the Falcons still lack speed on their front seven. There will be opportunities to find talent in the draft, and the rookie class will need to be a good one in order to fix some of the needs on the defensive side of the ball.