More names to add:
S Arturo Freeman
LB Nate Wayne
QB Jay Fiedler
Freeman is an undersized safety, but can play FS or SS, and has good upside. He's a tough run stopper and I think he will be a good fit in Atlanta. He may not be the type of player that is going to be a superstar, but he's a young guy with potential to improve. He wouldn't solve our problems at safety, but it would probably at least mean we could focus on other positions on the 1st day of the draft.
Wayne, I'm not sure where he would fit in Atlanta. But he's a guy that has played for Donatell before, and had success in Green Bay under Donatell. He's a natural WILL guy, and we already have Brooking. But if you just look at his #s from the 3 years in Green Bay, you can't help but think maybe we bring him in here:
300 tackles, 10 sacks, 6 INT, 17 PD, 5 FF, 5 FR.
That of course averages to about 100 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 INT, 6 PD, 2 FF, and 2 FR per year. That's great production. Brooking's from last year was 101 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 INT, 3 PD, 2 FF, and 1 FR.
I'd like to see what Demorrio can do at the SLB spot, but Wayne I think could work just as well. Neither are ideal fits at that position, but I think having those 3 guys as our LBs, would give us optimum speed at the position. Or maybe Wayne can come in and play MLB. I don't know, but I think having him on this team gives us options. I wouldn't pay an arm and a leg to get Wayne, but I think at the very least he could be as effective as Draft in the middle, and has a good history with the DC.
As for Fiedler, I throw his name out there because most of you know that I want this team to pursue a veteran backup QB, and I think Fiedler is not a bad option. His past 2 years in Miami definitely weren't spectacular, but I think coming off the bench he'd be a good option. He's shown that with a strong running attack, he can win football games. From 2000-03, he was 34-18 as a starter. And even Vick wouldn't have been good with the Dolphins this past year.
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