Here are the remaining needs from the team's perspective (in order):
1. Outside Linebacker - Given their need to upgrade the pass rush, this is a slam dunk. Right now if the season started today, Kroy Biermann would start at one OLB, but the other spot would be potentially open to Osi Umenyiora, Joplo Bartu, or Jonathan Massaquoi. I think they see Osi purely as a situational pass rusher that can come in on nickel downs when they use a 4-man front. Bartu and Massaquoi are decent options, but I think the team would prefer to use them as a sub package players as well and given them another year of development before starting. And technically if the season started now, Biermann wouldn't be healthy enough to start in all likelihood. He's entering a contract year, so unless he shows he's 100% recovered form his Achilles tear, he's on the bubble for 2015. Same thing applies to Osi, who is probably the veteran most susceptible to being cut between now and camp.
2. Free Safety - I think the team is higher on Zeke Motta than his play and ability merits. It wouldn't be a total shock if by the time camp opens up, he's been talked up to a point where he is being asked to compete for a starting job. But more than likely they still add a free safety to push him if not replace him as the starter. That could come in free agency, although the market really washed up quickly there. So instead, I see them targeting one on the 2nd day of the draft. Would be the upset of the offseason if Day 2 of draft is over and the Falcons haven't made a major addition at this spot.
3. Tight End - Toilolo and Mickey Shuler are the only legit guys on the roster, and Shuler is just marginally deserving of that moniker. They might bring back Chase Coffman in the 2nd/3rd wave of free agency, but I doubt they'll add a veteran given the lack of a proven candidate on the market. If they wanted one of these guys, it's almost certainly the case they would've pursued somebody right at the jump of free agency. Even if Coffman comes back, the chances are still very high they take a TE in Rounds 2 thru 4.
4. Cornerback - They need to carry five corners, and basically at this point just have three trusted ones: McClain, Alford, and Trufant. Mabin might be in the mix for the fifth spot, but that leaves them open to add a fourth. I think they want to fill that spot with a veteran (thus their interest in Champ Bailey), but could easily draft a cornerback in the middle rounds. I'd like to see them target a long, press corner that can help add much-needed size and strength at the position. We'll see if that wish comes true. But don't be surprised if they signed a veteran towards April and also drafted a guy on the third day.
5. Defensive End - Getting Jackson helps here, but given that Malliciah Goodman is by no means a proven starter, and the team probably wants Babineaux to be a situational player, not a true starter, they should add another body here for depth. Corey Peters future status is unknown, so at this point even if he plays DE this year, they need to add insurance in case he walks next year and Goodman doesn't step up. This will likely come on Day 3.
6. Running Back - They need a Snelling replacement. Jackson has 2 more years left, but unless he becomes the first RB in history to defeat Father Time, 2015 is basically a contract year for him. So it is for Quizz, Antone, and Josh Vaughan. The Falcons could stand pat at RB and then just revamp the position in 2015, going into the season with just adding UDFA talent to compete with Vaughan for possibly the 4th and final spot, or keeping 2 FBs given Ewing's history.
7. Inside Linebacker - Worrilow and Spoon are likely going to be the starters when things open up, and Dent adds decent depth. But Spoon is entering a contract year, and while they might like Bartu, I think his future might be at OLB than ILB, although he looks more the part for ILB. But I think they add some insurance to back up Spoon and play ST as a rookie, with the potential he could compete for a starting job in 2015.
8. Offensive Tackle - I think the team is relatively comfortable with going into this season with Baker at LT, and Holmes, Carimi, and Mike Johnson competing for the RT spot. I think Schraeder is likely moved over to LT and is asked to sit as a future replacement for Baker in 2016. I do think this could be their first pick if the draft falls a certain way. But if they don't take an OT in the first round, I think it'll be placed on the back burner since anybody they would draft at that point probably isn't a substantial upgrade over Holmes, Carimi, and Johnson (all taken in Rounds 1 or 3).
9. Wide Receiver - Depth was poor last year. They need to bring in another guy to compete with Davis and Darius Johnson for the WR4 & 5 spots, since they don't seem aware of the fact that Harry Douglas is a poor WR3. But more than likely they do what they did in 2012 which is just targeting a bunch of talented UDFAs to compete in camp.
10. Offensive Guard: They could add another guy to add depth, but Carimi and Gunn, plus Konz gives them decent depth. If they add a player here, it's likely going to come at the tail end of the draft.
11. Defensive Tackle: It's possible that they aren't in love with Travian Robertson, and could add a late-round wide body to bolster depth. But whoever they pick up isn't likely to play a ton, since Peters will probably get most of the reps on passing downs as the sub for Soliai in 4-man nickel fronts. This would be a late-round flyer type of pick.
12. Quarterback: Their confidence in Davis and drafting of Renfree makes chances they take a QB this year very, very slim. They'll give both guys at least 1 more summer to prove themselves before I think we see any movement on depth. More than likely, they just add a 4th UDFA arm to compete in camp.
13. Center: Hawley's return makes it likely that they stand pat at C with Konz and him competing this summer.
14. Kicker: Bryant could use a young guy to push him in camp, but outright replacing him. Unless he pulls a Vanderjagt and says something controversial, it's not happening.
15. Fullback: They'll give Ewing another chance. They have given an endless litany of ones to Sam Baker, Garrett Reynolds, Mike Johnson, Peria Jerry, and Robert James. No way that Ewing is viewed differently. DiMarco has a decent chance of making the roster because of his special teams value and Ewing's durability concerns. Without Snelling, the Falcons almost certainly will have to carry a true backup at FB.
16. Punter: Bosher will soon be up for an extension, wouldn't be surprised if there is no competition brought into camp.
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