Every year, the spot light gets put on the new additions to the Atlanta Falcons. People are always anxious to see what new free agents, top draft picks and even players that come back from injury will do.
The Atlanta Falcons have done a great job of finding diamonds in the rough at various stages in the NFL draft over the last several years. Who will it be in 2019?
Players that don’t get the love are the guys that are chosen later in the draft or went undrafted. These guys should get the same chance everyone else gets and Dan Quinn has done a great job of that here in Atlanta. The Patriots found theirs in Tom Brady. Hall of Famer’s Kurt Warner and Warren Moon fall in this category as well
Julio Jones already stated he wasn’t gonna play in the preseason. I could also see guys like Matt Ryan, Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett not logging too many minutes this preseason as well to kelp their bodies fresh. This is the perfect time to see what we didn’t know we had.
Jamal Anderson lead the league in rushing in 1998 and carried that team to the Super Bowl that year and he was a 7th round draft pick. Jessie Tuggle went undrafted in 1987 and was a tackling machine his whole career.
Those two guys listed above are two of the greatest Falcons players of all time and in Jessie Tuggle’s case, one of the greatest underrated players at his position. Do we have anybody on this team that could make that kind of impact?
Kurt Benkert went undrafted in 2018 and looked pretty darn good in the Hall of Fame game (he looked way better than Matt Schaub). Former college wide receive,r Jayson Stanley, made a great play in the red zone during the Hall of Fame game against the Broncos when he prevented a touchdown in the end zone.
Qadree Wilson could prove to be an effective red zone weapon due to his size and run style. He was this years fifth round draft pick.
There is talent from top to bottom on this roster, time to discover what else we have during the preseason because those players could end up becoming as valuable as ever.