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Cat Scratch Reader May 6, 2015

Scouting the enemy: Did Atlanta close the gap?

Atlanta has the need for speed. They showed that during the 2015 NFL Draft, when their first three picks were among the fastest players at their position. Prior to the start of free-agency, ProfootballFocus graded 16 of the Falcons' projected starters as poor to average, and gave "very good" or"elite" grades to only quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Julio Jones, and corner Desmond Trufant. In Rotoworld's post-season roster ranking, they ranking Atlanta just 22nd, which was probably better than their 2014 record would suggest. They noted, the 2014 Falcons ranked 31st in the NFL in sacks (22)...
The Falcoholic May 4, 2015

Julio Jones extension next on Falcons' priority list, per Thomas Dimitroff

The Falcons will push hard for an extension with the talented 26-year-old wide receiver. The draft is over, and Julio Jones is the next major priority for this Falcons team, per anyone who follows this team. Draft concluded, Falcons can now turn attention to long-term deal for Julio Jones. http://t.co/uCvNQh90Ze — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 4, 2015 McClure gets Thomas Dimitroff to point to Julio as the team's focus in the near term, and while the Comrade is typically vague on the details, it's clear the Falcons will be talking contract extension with the gifted wide...
philly.com Apr 29, 2015

Eagles should pass on Marcus Mariota

Trading up for a top talent didn't work out when the Falcons tried it with Julio Jones.

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