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  1. I joined the Board in the second year of Jim Mora being head coach, around 2005.
  2. vaughn mcclure‏ @vxmcclure23 14h14 hours ago More Falcons hire former Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica, 44, for the same position. He spent the last five seasons with the Redskins. Prior to that, he held various position with the New York Jets from 2007-13, including special teams coordinator. vaughn mcclure‏ @vxmcclure23 14h14 hours ago More Dan Quinn and new special teams coach Ben Kotwica were on same New York Jets staff 2007-08. Quinn was def. line coach, while Kotwica was def/ST quality control. Kotwica spent 8 years in Army and was selected to fly the AH-64 Apache Longbow, the world’s best attack helicopter. vaughn mcclure‏ @vxmcclure23 14h14 hours ago More Ben Kotwica played at Army from 1993-96 and was a three-year starter at linebacker. He was the captain of the only 10-win team in Army history, leading the Black Knights to a 10-2 record and the program’s most recent Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in 1996.
  3. Andy Levitre G 33 ATL TBD $7,800,000 UFA 0- SchaubMatt Schaub QB 38 ATL TBD $4,500,000 UFA 0- GarlandBen Garland G 31 ATL TBD $2,914,000 UFA 0- ShelbyDerrick Shelby DE 30 ATL TBD $2,000,000 UFA 0- BethelJustin Bethel CB 29 ATL TBD $1,750,000 UFA 0- McClainTerrell McClain DT 31 ATL TBD $1,525,000 UFA 0- IrvinBruce Irvin DE 32 ATL TBD $1,500,000 UFA 0- CondoJon Condo LS 38 ATL TBD $1,015,000 UFA 0- PaulsenLogan Paulsen TE 32 ATL TBD $1,005,000 UFA 0- IshmaelKemal Ishmael SS 28 ATL TBD $1,000,000 UFA 0- SambrailoTy Sambrailo LT 27 ATL TBD $961,489 UFA 0- RichardsJordan Richards SS 26 ATL TBD $927,887 UFA 0- CarterBruce Carter ILB 31 ATL TBD $915,000 UFA 0- BeadlesZane Beadles G 32 ATL TBD $915,000 UFA 0- Wreh-WilsonBlidi Wreh-Wilson CB 29 ATL TBD $880,000 UFA 0- ColemanTevin Coleman RB 26 ATL TBD $804,843 UFA Market Value MeansSteven Means DE 29 ATL TBD $790,000 UFA 0- HardyJustin Hardy WR 27 ATL TBD $705,205 UFA 0- JarrettGrady Jarrett DT 26 ATL TBD $631,963 UFA Market Value PooleBrian Poole S 26 ATL TBD $541,167 RFA 0- HallMarvin Hall WR 26 ATL TBD $510,000 ERFA 0
  4. I previously projected 2 comp picks: a 4th and a 5th for the Falcons in the 2019 draft last March as follows: "Posted March 17, 2018 · Report post With the Falcons already losing Poe ($9 Million average per year), Gabriel ($6.5 million per year), and Clayborn ($6 million per year), I'm beginning to see some discussion about the Falcons possible compensatory draft picks for the 2019 NFL draft. I'm somewhat reluctant to discuss comp picks at this juncture, because the free agency period has just started, and a lot can change before the free agency period for determining comp picks ends. However, I do think that I should make some preliminary comments at this point to help straighten things out somewhat. If the free agency period were to end right now, the Falcons would get 2 Comp picks, because they have a Net Loss of 2 Compensable Unrestricted Free Agents (CUFA). Atlanta has already lost the aforementioned Poe, Gabriel, and Clayborn, but they have signed CUFA Brandon Fusco ($4.25 million per year) for a Net Loss of two. At this point, Fusco would cancel-out Clayborn, the lowest paid Free Agent lost thus far. That would leave Poe and Gabriel for determining comp picks and the respective rounds. Poe and his $9 million average compensation could possibly garner a 3rd-round pick. In the 2017 NFL draft, there were 11 3rd-round comp picks granted, including Alex Mack and LT Kelvin Beachum with average yearly compensation of $9 million each for Cleveland and Pittsburg respectively. Bruce Irvin and his $9.25 million yearly average garnered a 3rd-round pick for Seattle. The first Comp pick in the 4th round of the 2017 draft was awarded to Cincinnati for losing Marvin Jones and his $8 million per year average contract. So yes, I think Poe will more than likely get the Falcons a 3rd-round pick, unless the increased salary-cap for 2018 drastically changes the previous year's thresholds. (Subsequent Edit: However in analyzing the 2018 NFL draft comp picks, I've found that TJ Lang and his $9.5 million average yearly comp only got Green Bay a 4th-round comp pick in this year's draft. Lang played in 13 games in 2017, and once again made the Pro-Bowl. This might be indicative that the average salary threshold for a 3rd round comp pick might be getting greater due to the increasing salary-cap and salaries. If so, losing Poe might only get Atlanta a 4th-round comp pick, rather than a 3rd-round pick, in the 2019 draft. ) Gabriel would most likely garner the Falcons a 5th-round comp pick. An average yearly comp of $6.5 million is on the threshold between a 4th round and a 5th round comp pick for the 2018 draft."
  5. Yes, teams can now trade comp picks.
  6. I do agree with you that Beasley and Hooper should have been rated higher by PFF. I also think Tak McKinley should have been rated higher, and possibly Oluokun. However, I think that Schraeder and Jordan Richards were rated too high by PFF, and should have been even lower.
  7. I don't know whether rescinded 5th year option players would count in the comp formula or not. I know that they would count in the comp formula, if their 5th-year options were never exercised to begin with. Still if Beasley's contract were to get rescinded and if he were to count in the comp formula, then Atlanta would still not get a comp pick for Beasley in the 2019 draft, but rather the following year 2020 draft. Atlanta's projected comp picks for the 2019 draft resulted from Free Agency activity in 2018. Most comp experts are projecting the following comp picks for the Falcons in the 2019 draft: "Atlanta Falcons Projected compensatory picks: Round 4; Round 5.Key free-agent losses: DT Dontari Poe (Panthers), WR Taylor Gabriel (Bears), DE Adrian Clayborn (Patriots).Key free-agent additions: C Brandon Fusco (Vikings).The skinny: The loss of Clayborn will be cancelled out by the addition of Fusco, which means Poe and Gabriel should bring the Falcons a fourth- and fifth-round pick, respectively."
  8. I agree with most of the PFF grades, and disagree with some. Which specific players' grades look off to you?
  9. Isaac Nauta.
  10. I recall the biggest knock on Campbell coming out of college from scouting reports was his lack of instincts. One would think that years of NFL experience would have improved his instincts somewhat by now. Guess not, as lack of instincts still appear to be his greatest weakness.
  11. Whoops, I forgot to include Deion Jones and his grade/ranking of 75.8 #12LB in the initial topic post yesterday. Now have him included.
  12. PFF final 2018 season grades and rankings in bold below, compared to grades/rankings as of the Bye Week in parentheses: Offense: Julio Jones 90.9 #3WR (89.7 #3WR as of Bye Week) Matt Ryan 84.3 #11QB (81.9 #10QB) Jake Matthews 79.1 #9OT (76.8 #13OT) Alex Mack 77.3 #3C (78.1 #3C) Mohamed Sanu 72.0 #40WR (69.2 #43WR) Ito Smith 69.5 #38RB (63.5 #39RB) Calvin Ridley 68.8 #53WR (72.5 #35WR) Ben Garland 68.7 #17G (76.8 Unranked, not enough snaps) Austin Hooper 68.5 #24TE (64.0 #28TE) Tevin Coleman 65.9 #47RB (51.7 #59RB) Wes Schweitzer 63.7 #28G (51.3 #66G) Ryan Schraeder 63.6 #54OT (61.7 #47OT) Logan Paulsen 62.9 #40TE (59.7 #41TE) Branden Fusco 60.2 #45G (60.2 #42G) Brian Hill 70.1 Unranked, not enough snaps Ty Sambrailo 67.0 Unranked, not enough snaps Ricky Ortiz 62.5 Unranked, not enough snaps Zane Beadles 57.7 Unranked, not enough snaps Defense: Grady Jarrett 91.0 #5DT (86.8 #10DT as of Bye Week) Demontae Kazee 77.9 #17S (77.9 #13S) Deion Jones 75.8 #12LB Desmond Trufant 71.4 #35CB (59.3 #81CB) Jack Crawford 71.3 #57DT (67.1 #63DT) Deadrin Senat 71.1 #59DT (73.5 #30DT) Sharod Neasman 67.8 #47S (60.6 Unranked) Brooks Reed 66.5 #60DE (64.5 #61DE) Jordan Richards 65.2 #62S (55.1 #77S) Foye Oluokun 64.6 #44LB (57.0 #58LB) Tak McKinley 62.2 #74DE (57.8 #84DE) Brian Poole 61.7 #83CB (57.7 #89CB) Bruce Irvin 59.0 #88DE De'Vondre Campbell 57.5 #65LB (61.0 #46LB) Robert Alford 56.6 #109CB (49.9 #103CB) Terrell McClain 56.2 #109DT (54.7 #98DT) Duke Riley 44.2 #85LB (43.6 #77 LB) Vic Beasley 42.2 #108DE (42.3 #101 DE) Rico Allen 77.5 Unranked, not enough snaps Steven Means 74.9 Unranked, not enough snaps Isaiah Oliver 70.0 Unranked, not enough snaps (58.2 Unranked as of Bye Week) Derrick Shelby 63.7 Unranked, not enough snaps Bruce Carter 55.5 Unranked, not enough snaps Kemal Ishmael 46.8 Unranked, not enough snaps
  13. I believe that your son is correct. Zane Beadles' PFF grade for the season now stands at 42.8 following the Arizona game. Beadles' PFF grade for the season prior to the last game was a 50.1. He's bad and getting even worse.
  14. Sambrailo's PFF rating for the season, following the Arizona game, has now been increased to 77.1 from a 72.3 season rating prior to the last game. That moves Sambrailo ahead of Alex Mack's 76.6 PFF season rating, and is just slightly behind Jake Matthews' 79.6 PFF season rating.