We are officially one week into are agency and the Atlanta Falcons have so far decided to make very few moves. The biggest impact player the Falcons have signed is guard Brandon Fusco. This move will shore up an offensive line that didn’t quite meet expectations last season. Also as expected the Falcons resigned Matt Bryant (K) and placed a second round tender on Ricardo Allen (S). Both players key to Atlanta’s recent success.
However, There were several Falcons that departed the team and left the team with some needs going into the draft. Starting with DE Adrian Clayborn (Signed a 2 year, $12 million deal with the New England Patriots). The Falcons also allowed DT Dontari Poe (Signed a 3 year, $10 million contract with the Carolina Panthers). Now, I know with the defensive line holes your wanting the Falcons to go look at Ndamukong Suh who was recently released by the Miami Dolphins. Well, That’s not going to happen. Suh is going to want top defensive tackle money. The Falcons have just over $7 Million in cap space left. It would be impossible for the Falcons to make that move.
I expect the Falcons to go after a Defensive Tackle in the first or second round. Another position the Falcons will looking for in the draft is the wide receiver position after Taylor Gabriel signed with the Chicago Bears. With the Falcons being out of salary cap space we can pretty much call this the end of the free agency season for Atlanta. At this point, I would be surprised if the falcons don’t pick in the following position order: Defensive End, Defensive Tackle, Wide Receiver. Later in the draft the Falcons could pick up a Guard.
OVERALL GRADE OF FALCONS FA SO FAR: B