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Falcons 2019 Draft: The One Matt Ryan Deserved

By Matt Karoly

If the Falcons front office was looking for a draft class to save their jobs, the 2019 class is likely not going to provide that for them.

And that’s not to say it was a bad draft, either. It’s just the immediate pay-off won’t be felt in year one from the majority of the players.

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But for a staff entering the 2019 season on the hot seat, they may not have that kind of time to see their work through. So is there any reason to feel good about this incoming class?

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2017 Summer Storylines to Watch for the Atlanta Falcons

By Cory Woodroof

Happy Summer (or, well, almost summer), Falcons fans!

The heat is getting blistering once more as our fearless fowls of the football field work tirelessly again to return to postseason glory. But, for now, things have slowed down a bit.

As Falcons fans, we have to do our own finger twiddling until training camp begins. There’s nothing going on for the NFL right now. Literally nothing. It is boring until training camp starts. Continue reading

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.

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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