Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Falcons land Michigan EDGE, Liberty QB in new Draft Wire mock

Friday, January 28th, 2022

The Falcons land some defensive help early in Draft Wire's latest three-round mock draft.

The evolution of Feleipe Franks as an UDFA with the Falcons: Rookie Review

Friday, January 28th, 2022

In one of his final press conferences of the season, Arthur Smith spent a couple minutes talking about what he had seen from Feleipe Franks. Franks joined the Falcons after the 2021 Draft as an undrafted free agent. At the time, Matt Ryan was the only quarterback under contract in Atlanta.

Senior Bowl preview: Wide receivers to watch for the Falcons

Friday, January 28th, 2022

WR There’s no doubt that the Falcons will be looking long and hard at this wide receiver class. Regardless of what happens with Calvin Ridley, the team needs to add impact playmakers to take all of the burden off of Kyle Pitts. Luckily, this year’s class is deep and very talented.

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Jan. 28

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Friday links to suit yr fancy. Positional reviews Our offseason positional review continues along, as we track the production across the different spots for the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. This week we looked at the wideouts — a spot that was in a continual state of flux after Calvin Ridley stepped away from football.

Marshal Alum Lee Smith Retires From NFL After 11 Years

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Lee Smith plans to build a gym and mentor young athletes after announcing his retirement from the NFL. The 34-year-old tight end spent 11 seasons in the league, playing for the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons. Known mostly for his blocking skills, Smith said he’s going to build a gym in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, that “allows young athletes to train the way the professional athletes train.

Falcons recap: ESPN ranks rookies, Ridley reacts to fan’s tweet

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

In today's recap, Mykal Walker is named a breakout candidate, Calvin Ridley reacts to a tweet about Miami and ESPN ranks the top rookies.

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley’s most-likely trade destination

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Ridley would be joining forces with some other fellow former Crimson Tide stars!

Falcons 2021 rookie review: Safety Richie Grant

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Learning from such players while cutting his teeth on special teams may prove beneficial for Grant in the future, but it means fans didn’t see as much as they wanted to from him this year. It’s a long journey,” Arthur Smith said when asked about Grant late in the season. We had two veteran safeties, and we understood that going into this thing.

Important, very scientific survey names Falcons fanbase the most attractive in the NFL

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

It’s the offseason, and you know what that means: It’s time to talk about how the Atlanta Falcons have the most attractive fanbase in the NFL. Don’t worry, it’s not just an opinion. Lines.com put what I assume were leading scientists to work to determine this, and through exhaustive study (read: they surveyed 900 NFL fans), it was determined that Falcons fans are as beautiful as they are unlucky.

Falcons position reviews: Tight end

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Kyle Pitts Stats: 17 games, 68 receptions, 1026 yards, TD It’s tough to imagine a better season for a rookie tight end. Kyle Pitts had high expectations coming into the NFL and that skyrocketed when the Falcons selected him with the 4th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Pitts’ most notable game was likely the “home” game in London, where he caught nine passes for 119 yards and his lone touchdown of the season.