2009 NFL Draft Preview: Atlanta Falcons

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Published: April 9, 2009


... made two of the best offseason acquisitions of last summer with the additions of franchise QB Matt Ryan and Michael Turner. They showed that with intelligent signings, it is possible to go from a dismal 4-12 to Playoff contender in one season.

Atlanta transformed into an 11-5 NFC South power. The main reason for the success was an offense that was in the top twenty in the league in every statistical category last year. All of that was with a rookie QB?

The Falcons ranked sixth in the league in overall offensive production, second in rushing yards, and fourteenth in passing yards last season. But now that a great running game and a pretty good passing game have been established, the question remains: What should the franchise look to acquire in the 2009 NFL Draft?

Can you say defense, defense, and even more defense?



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