Vonn Bell – S
In my eyes, the biggest need for the Atlanta Falcons as of now is the safety position. Now that the Falcons have replaced Vic Beasley through a free agency instead of the draft, this may force the Falcons to overdraft a safety at number 16.
While I would love to have a rookie, but in 2020 with an ongoing pandemic and the lack of an offseason for the rookies, addressing this need in free agency to sign a veteran corner is the better route. It’s even better when you pluck him away from your biggest rivals.
Bell has been a staple in the New Orleans secondary and a true tackler and his addition would solve two problems for the Atlanta Falcons defense. His experience playing linebacker makes him a strong suiter to replace Keanu Neal who has struggled with back to back major injuries that are tough to come back from, even with today’s medicine.
By having Bell as a box safety and assuming he stays healthy, this will push back Kazee to his natural corner slot and allow for Ricardo Allen to remain as the deep safety. Kazee failed numerous times last season due to his lack of natural instincts by not providing adequate support over the top.
Bell signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on a three year, $18 million, deal.