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Smith's defenses in Jacksonville routinely were ranked among the upper echelon in the NFL, including this season, when the Jaguars ranked 12th overall. Smith's defense was picked apart by the Patriots in the playoffs, though, as Tom Brady completed 26 of 28 passes as Smith opted to rarely blitz and deny New England deep passes in exchange for allowing short- and mid-range passes.

Unlike the Jaguars, the Falcons don't have the massive defensive tackles or stud middle linebacker that helped make Jacksonville's defense so effective.

hope we draft a MLB and Defense Tackle with 2 of our first 4 picks

just dont believe TB and MS will draft a WR until late rounds

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You think Blank wants any more VT players right now? So soon? Hopefully they see talent as talent and don't fall into the whole "we thought Mike was a character guy and look what happened" thing. I've heard people say (whether joking or not) NO MORE VT ALUMNI. Isn't that ridiculous? I would hope that the people that pull the strings have more foresight than to shut out a school that has one of the best talent pools in the nation, just because of one person's mistakes.

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ol_dirty2 (1/25/2008)
You think Blank wants any more VT players right now? So soon? Hopefully they see talent as talent and don't fall into the whole "we thought Mike was a character guy and look what happened" thing. I've heard people say (whether joking or not) NO MORE VT ALUMNI. Isn't that ridiculous? I would hope that the people that pull the strings have more foresight than to shut out a school that has one of the best talent pools in the nation, just because of one person's mistakes.

thank you people think there all like that ya know?

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cshot4 (1/25/2008)
Smith's defenses in Jacksonville routinely were ranked among the upper echelon in the NFL, including this season, when the Jaguars ranked 12th overall. Smith's defense was picked apart by the Patriots in the playoffs, though, as Tom Brady completed 26 of 28 passes as Smith opted to rarely blitz and deny New England deep passes in exchange for allowing short- and mid-range passes.

Unlike the Jaguars, the Falcons don't have the massive defensive tackles or stud middle linebacker that helped make Jacksonville's defense so effective.

hope we draft a MLB and Defense Tackle with 2 of our first 4 picks

just dont believe TB and MS will draft a WR until late rounds

Theres also FA avail for DTS and Middle linebackers, here they are. ;)

2008 NFL Free Agents

Defensive Tackles

Player Type 2007 Team

Adams, Sam UFA Broncos

Anderson, Tim UFA Bills

Bailey, Rodney UFA Cardinals

Boschetti, Ryan UFA Redskins

Cole, Colin RFA Packers

Darby, Chuck UFA Seahawks

Davis, Russell UFA Giants

Douglas, Marques UFA 49ers

Eason, Nick UFA Steelers

Garay, Antonio UFA Bears

Haye, Jovan RFA Buccaneers

Haynesworth, Albert UFA Titans

Jefferson, Jason RFA Bills

Johnson, Spencer UFA Vikings

Joseph, William UFA Giants

Kelley, Ethan UFA Browns

Kelly, Tommy UFA Raiders

Killings, Cedric UFA Texans

Klecko, Dan UFA Colts

Lewis, Damione UFA Panthers

Maddox, Anthony RFA Texans

Moore, Langston RFA Lions

Moorehead, Kindal UFA Panthers

Ratliff, Jay RFA Cowboys

Reid, Darrell RFA Colts

Scott, Ian UFA Eagles

Sims, Ryan UFA Buccaneers

Sopoaga, Isaac UFA 49ers

Starks, Randy UFA Titans

Terrill, Craig UFA Seahawks

Von Oelhoffsen, Kimo UFA Eagles

Washington, Ted UFA Browns

Williams, Corey UFA Packers

Wright, Mike RFA Patriots

Wyms, Ellis UFA Seahawks

Young, Brian UFA Saints

2008 NFL Free Agents

Inside Linebackers

Player Type 2007 Team

Bruschi, Tedy UFA Patriots

Campbell, Khary UFA Redskins

Gilbert, Tony UFA Jaguars

Godfrey, Randall UFA Redskins

Hagler, Tyjuan RFA Colts

Izzo, Larry UFA Patriots

Kassell, Brad UFA Jets

Koutouvides, Niko UFA Seahawks

Lehman, Teddy UFA Lions

Navies, Hannibal UFA 49ers

Reynolds, Robert UFA Titans

Seward, Adam RFA Panthers

Smith, Mike RFA Ravens

Thomas, Dontarrious UFA Vikings

Thompson, Chaun UFA Browns

Trotter, Jeremiah UFA Buccaneers

2008 NFL Free Agents

Outside Linebackers

Player Type 2007 Team

Anderson, Charlie UFA Texans

Ayanbadejo, Brendon UFA Bears

Bailey, Boss UFA Lions

Bentley, Kevin UFA Seahawks

Blackstock, Darryl RFA Cardinals

Boiman, Rocky UFA Colts

Boley, Michael RFA Falcons

Briggs, Lance UFA Bears

Brown, Chad UFA Steelers

Cash, Antoine RFA Buccaneers

Chillar, Brandon UFA Rams

Clark, Danny UFA Texans

Clemons, Chris UFA Raiders

Dansby, Karlos UFA Cardinals

Diggs, Na'il UFA Panthers

Fox, Keyaron UFA Chiefs

Gardner, Gilbert UFA Titans

Greisen, Nick UFA Ravens

Griffin, Kris RFA Browns

Haggan, Mario UFA Bills

Haggans, Clark UFA Steelers

Harris, Marques RFA Chargers

Hobson, Victor UFA Jets

Johnson, Landon UFA Bengals

Jones, Dhanai UFA Bengals

Lewis, D.D. UFA Broncos

Marshall, Lemar UFA Bengals

Melton, Terrence UFA Panthers

Miller, Caleb UFA Bengals

Mitchell, Kawika UFA Giants

Orr, Shantee UFA Texans

Pope, Calvin UFA Cardinals

Seau, Junior UFA Patriots

Smith, Raonall UFA Rams

Spragan, Donnie UFA Dolphins

Stamer, Josh UFA Bills

Stewart, Matt UFA Browns

Suggs, Terrell UFA Ravens

Thomas, Patrick UFA Jaguars

Torbor, Reggie UFA Giants

White, Tracy UFA Packers

Williams, Demorrio UFA Falcons

Williams, Sam UFA Raiders

Winborn, Jamie UFA Broncos

Woods, LaVar UFA Titans

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cshot4 (1/25/2008)
Smith's defenses in Jacksonville routinely were ranked among the upper echelon in the NFL, including this season, when the Jaguars ranked 12th overall. Smith's defense was picked apart by the Patriots in the playoffs, though, as Tom Brady completed 26 of 28 passes as Smith opted to rarely blitz and deny New England deep passes in exchange for allowing short- and mid-range passes.

Unlike the Jaguars, the Falcons don't have the massive defensive tackles or stud middle linebacker that helped make Jacksonville's defense so effective.

hope we draft a MLB and Defense Tackle with 2 of our first 4 picks

just dont believe TB and MS will draft a WR until late rounds

Theres also FA avail for DTS and Middle linebackers, here they are. ;)

2008 NFL Free Agents

Defensive Tackles

Player Type 2007 Team

Adams, Sam UFA Broncos

Anderson, Tim UFA Bills

Bailey, Rodney UFA Cardinals

Boschetti, Ryan UFA Redskins

Cole, Colin RFA Packers

Darby, Chuck UFA Seahawks

Davis, Russell UFA Giants

Douglas, Marques UFA 49ers

Eason, Nick UFA Steelers

Garay, Antonio UFA Bears

Haye, Jovan RFA Buccaneers

Haynesworth, Albert UFA Titans

Jefferson, Jason RFA Bills

Johnson, Spencer UFA Vikings

Joseph, William UFA Giants

Kelley, Ethan UFA Browns

Kelly, Tommy UFA Raiders

Killings, Cedric UFA Texans

Klecko, Dan UFA Colts

Lewis, Damione UFA Panthers

Maddox, Anthony RFA Texans

Moore, Langston RFA Lions

Moorehead, Kindal UFA Panthers

Ratliff, Jay RFA Cowboys

Reid, Darrell RFA Colts

Scott, Ian UFA Eagles

Sims, Ryan UFA Buccaneers

Sopoaga, Isaac UFA 49ers

Starks, Randy UFA Titans

Terrill, Craig UFA Seahawks

Von Oelhoffsen, Kimo UFA Eagles

Washington, Ted UFA Browns

Williams, Corey UFA Packers

Wright, Mike RFA Patriots

Wyms, Ellis UFA Seahawks

Young, Brian UFA Saints

2008 NFL Free Agents

Inside Linebackers

Player Type 2007 Team

Bruschi, Tedy UFA Patriots

Campbell, Khary UFA Redskins

Gilbert, Tony UFA Jaguars

Godfrey, Randall UFA Redskins

Hagler, Tyjuan RFA Colts

Izzo, Larry UFA Patriots

Kassell, Brad UFA Jets

Koutouvides, Niko UFA Seahawks

Lehman, Teddy UFA Lions

Navies, Hannibal UFA 49ers

Reynolds, Robert UFA Titans

Seward, Adam RFA Panthers

Smith, Mike RFA Ravens

Thomas, Dontarrious UFA Vikings

Thompson, Chaun UFA Browns

Trotter, Jeremiah UFA Buccaneers

2008 NFL Free Agents

Outside Linebackers

Player Type 2007 Team

Anderson, Charlie UFA Texans

Ayanbadejo, Brendon UFA Bears

Bailey, Boss UFA Lions

Bentley, Kevin UFA Seahawks

Blackstock, Darryl RFA Cardinals

Boiman, Rocky UFA Colts

Boley, Michael RFA Falcons

Briggs, Lance UFA Bears

Brown, Chad UFA Steelers

Cash, Antoine RFA Buccaneers

Chillar, Brandon UFA Rams

Clark, Danny UFA Texans

Clemons, Chris UFA Raiders

Dansby, Karlos UFA Cardinals

Diggs, Na'il UFA Panthers

Fox, Keyaron UFA Chiefs

Gardner, Gilbert UFA Titans

Greisen, Nick UFA Ravens

Griffin, Kris RFA Browns

Haggan, Mario UFA Bills

Haggans, Clark UFA Steelers

Harris, Marques RFA Chargers

Hobson, Victor UFA Jets

Johnson, Landon UFA Bengals

Jones, Dhanai UFA Bengals

Lewis, D.D. UFA Broncos

Marshall, Lemar UFA Bengals

Melton, Terrence UFA Panthers

Miller, Caleb UFA Bengals

Mitchell, Kawika UFA Giants

Orr, Shantee UFA Texans

Pope, Calvin UFA Cardinals

Seau, Junior UFA Patriots

Smith, Raonall UFA Rams

Spragan, Donnie UFA Dolphins

Stamer, Josh UFA Bills

Stewart, Matt UFA Browns

Suggs, Terrell UFA Ravens

Thomas, Patrick UFA Jaguars

Torbor, Reggie UFA Giants

White, Tracy UFA Packers

Williams, Demorrio UFA Falcons

Williams, Sam UFA Raiders

Winborn, Jamie UFA Broncos

Woods, LaVar UFA Titans

thanks, that's cool to know. not a whole lot of names that jump out at me, but i will admit i dont pay much attention to teams other than atlanta and seattle. ya know, we could do BOTH, and at least in the case of DT, should. If we drafted a DT in the 2nd rd, and signed say Sam Adams (i'd love to see haynesworth but not likely he'd come here) or Corey Williams, we'd have a solid DT position. i hate to say it, but we have top be prepared in the case that Lewis' knee injury has some lasting effects, and Coleman is injury prone.

As for MLB, my preference is Beau from UNLV, obviously. But i certianly wouldn't gag at the thought of signing godfrey away from washington. if we could land either him or haynesworth along with a good OG or OT in free agency and have a good draft, I will consider it a pretty good offseason.

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