Category Archives: 2017 NFL Draft

Rise Up Reader Welcomes New Video Contributor Daniel Spencer

Rise Up Reader is pleased to introduce Daniel Spencer as our new video contributor.

Spencer, otherwise known as Unintentional Grounding on YouTube and Twitter, will provide Rise Up Reader with video content for the upcoming season, taking a special focus on the 2017 rookie class. Continue reading

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Rise Up Reader Falcons Early Offseason Review – Offense

By Cory Woodroof

Hello, Rise Up Readers, and a Happy May to you!

This week, we will be recapping the Falcons offseason thus far, breaking down the new acquisitions, a few burning questions and even an early projection for the final offensive roster spots (hint: Matt Ryan makes the roster).

We will focus more on incumbent player performances closer to training camp, but for now, we’ll spend a lot of time with our new Falcons, and a few familiar faces.

So, let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading

Rise Up Reader Falcons 2017 Draft Recap

By Cory Woodroof

In lieu of draft grades, the Rise Up Reader Falcons 2017 Draft Recap will be updating thoughts on the four (or more, depending on a trade) draft picks the team makes over the three-day stretch of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Feel free to share your thoughts about the new Falcons with us in the comments!

So, without further ado…

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Episode 7: Let’s Draft–Rise Up Reader Podcast

Mike and Cory are back in draft in this week’s newest Rise Up Reader Podcast.

The drafty duo decide to put their GM hats on and conduct separate FanSpeak mock drafts, giving the Falcons two different potential roads to head down come draft weekend.  Continue reading

The March Rise Up Reader Falcons 2017 Mock Draft

By Cory Woodroof

I did another Falcons mock draft, this time, the March edition.

Am I part of the cure, or am I part of the disease? Continue reading

Episode 6: The Free Agents Strike Back—Rise Up Reader Podcast

Hello, Rise Up Reader faithful!

We’re back in the saddle for another fine episode of the Rise Up Reader Podcast, only our fearless leader/dapper fellow Michael Aprile is in absentia. Have no fear, though, because co-host Cory is joined this week by The Falcoholic’s Charles McDonald as a special guest host! Continue reading

Addressing the Falcons’ Biggest Needs

By Michael Aprile

By now, most of us have had enough time to try and digest what happened on February 5th, 2017. That day will forever be a scar in Falcons’ history—one that only a Super Bowl victory will be able to help us forget. Now that they’ve reached the cusp of greatness, many will be expecting Atlanta to get back there very soon, as soon as next season.

Thanks to drafting extremely well the past few seasons, signing impact free agents, and intelligently filling out the roster, the Falcons are in a position to get right back to the top, and this time they’ll be equipped to finish the fight. The Falcons don’t have many needs, but we’ll address the most glaring ones here, in no particular order. Continue reading

The Rise Up Reader February 2017 Mock Draft

By Cory Woodroof

Look, folks, let’s be clear.

Mock drafts are dumb.

At any point, at any time, mock drafts are stupid. They are baseless predictions that only come true if the fit is obvious/the news is already out there. Los Angeles taking Jared Goff last year? Obvs. You get no points for mocking that.

But then, the other 31 picks are just kind of there and make no sense to predict. But, we do it anyway. Why? Because they’re enjoyable. And they pass the time. Continue reading