By trading up for Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons decided not to use their first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft on a pass rusher–which they desperately needed. However, it appears they have their eyes set on an effective pass rusher once the lockout comes to an end–Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards. (more…)
The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an impressive 13-3 season, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have team needs to fill during the 2011 NFL Draft. Here’s a look at the newest members of the Falcons. (more…)
On Monday, RantSports.com will be hosting the Rant Sports NFL Draft Special as the 2011 NFL Draft quickly approaches on Thursday April 28. Along with host Aaron Kirn, NFL Network Manager Dan Parzych and Director of Content Jonathan Carroll will provide analysis for all 32 picks in the first round of the draft.
With the 27th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the video of analysis for the Atlanta Falcons is set to be released at 3:30 PM EST. Be sure to check out the Rant Sports Draft Page to see who Dan and Jonathan each picked for your team!
Despite the current lockout, the NFL released the 2011 preseason schedule for all 32 teams on Tuesday. This year, the Atlanta Falcons will face four opponents from the AFC–including two from the AFC North that reached the playoffs last season. (more…)
Until the lockout comes to an end, NFL players are banned from practicing inside the team’s facilities. As for the Atlanta Falcons, they’re taking the same approach numerous teams are this offseason by having their players organize team practices–which happened for the first time on Monday. (more…)