Category Archives: Falcons Draft

Falcons 2018 Position Review: Wide Receiver

By Gabe Gonzalez 

The offseason is in full swing, with trades (the Chiefs got absolutely fleeced), mock drafts, and your favorite draft “expert” giving Lamar Jackson a second-round grade. The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an above average 10-6 redemption season that fell flat on its back on the two-yard line in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. This Super Bowl-depraved team is starving for a ring, and so is the rest of the fan base. Maybe 2018 will be the year?

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Let’s take a step back and have an honest review of each of the positional groups for Atlanta. First off, the receivers. Continue reading

Rise Up Reader’s Final Falcons Mock Draft of 2017

Finally, we’ve made it.

It’s draft day, and you’re probably sick and tired of these mock drafts already, but if you’re reading this, it’s already too late. The months of waiting are about to come to a close, but not without one last shot in the dark at who will join The Brotherhood in the 2017 draft. Here are Cory and I’s final guesses after a wild week of trade rumors. Continue reading

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

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