The Falcons addressed major needs. .
not so much
too bad were not 'smaht' like TD
Im sure the guy from DeVry we took as an UDFA is gonna ball out like Worrilow, or BartuD2
your last pick
and you go Biermann with a ponytail? 4 linebackers? I mean, 2nd round and we go with a DT/End 'project? not a pass rusher? like we needed depth at DT? we could not get some O depth there? * OR..a prototypical DE? (Not clownshoes )
naw, aint buyin it. I mean is this not an indication that all the other guys ( Massy,Beerman, etc) suck? We have to 'spend' ALL of the later draft on defensive guys ? Or is 'this the year' they turn it 'on'?okay, I get that. Another 'gamble'. which makes more sense: they think Hageman is going to be an impact player, or, they 'fell in love' with him at the Senior Bowl? the guy may not even play that many snaps!
c;mon yall be reasonable. Does this not smell funny to you?
Now lets have Pudge come in here, and tell us that guys have to 'have' 3 years experience, blah blah.
bull-hockey...How can that be the case? Here we have two rookies from our last draft at CB. and we 'could' pick up a CB on the heap, right? but we get CB 'depth' while we don't have a pass rusher? and then we address that with one of the Allman Brothers?
if Roddy goes down, we got HD. HD is not a guy who can command 'double teams'. he cannot 'stretch the seam'...But no worries, we have Roby! Whoot!
and, I thought we got Hester for his 'return' ability? do you think he could even be used in the slot? for real?
If Julio goes down, Devin Hester? Does anyone here think he could be the 'answer' if ScrewFoot goes down? or who else? Darius Johnson? Didn't he make one basket catch and then disappeared?
IMO, we needed not to get another longhaired white guy as an 'outside rusher'. I don't care about his 'combine numbers'. he is not going to get it done, where a decent blocking TE or a late round FA WR would be....a much wiser choice.
Smallwood, a 6-foot-2, 246 pound inside linebacker, is a traditional inside backer who is a run defender, but struggles in coverage. Smallwood has excellent size for an inside linebacker and plays the position well using his eyes and instincts to find the football and lay a bone-jarring hit.
Smallwood does not have elite athleticism by any means and struggles in coverage because of this. His lateral movement skills are quite weak, and he allows backs and receivers to get over-the-top on him too easily leading to a big gain for the offense. He also needs to become a much more consistent tackler overall and must work on his tackling technique to properly wrap up ball carriers at the next level.
Smallwood does have the pedigree as a three-year starter for the University of Connecticut and is a respected captain who plays with leadership and is not afraid to voice his opinion. He is very smart and has a high football IQ to diagnose plays before they happen.
Smallwood is in-line to work into the rotation this season with the starting unit, but he will have to earn his job as the team’s starting inside linebacker. Atlanta has numerous in-house options with fellow rookie LB Marquis Spruill and veteran LB Tim Dobbins also battling for the job."
there is a reason everyone is picking us to be 3rd in the division and 24th in the league..