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Atlanta Falcons

Quarterback -- The Falcons have yet to recover from the damaging effect of Michael Vick leaving this organization, especially at the very critical quarterback position. Without a doubt, third-string QB Chris Redman was the most impressive player; he was the best fit in Bobby Petrino's system and played much better than starter Joey Harrington and backup Byron Leftwich. However, Redman is an unrestricted free agent, who is best suited as a backup player, while Leftwich continues to struggle with durability issues. Harrington is a talented player who started 12 games, but continues to struggle with his decision-making, consistency and leadership skills.

Offensive tackle -- Throughout the season, the offensive line struggled to make the transition from a zone-blocking scheme to a more conventional power-blocking strategy. However, starting LT Wayne Gandy will be 37 years old next season and spent most of the season on injured reserve with a knee injury. Starting RT Todd Weiner also suffered a knee injury late in the season, while backup rookie tackle Renardo Foster went down for the season in October. Weiner is a steady veteran player who might not be ready for the start of training camp. There is no doubt the Falcons will address their offensive line in the offseason.

Jerious Norwood

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2007 SEASON STATISTICS

Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD

103 613 1 28 277 0

Running back -- The Falcons fell from the NFL's top rushing team from 2004-06 to No. 26 this past season. Starting RB Warrick Dunn has shown signs slowing down over the past two seasons, and there are still concerns about Jerious Norwood as an every-down back in the NFL. Dunn is a shifty runner who still has good lower-body strength and is a better outside runner than inside runner. Norwood has explosive game-changing speed with the ability to score anytime he touches the ball. The Falcons are still missing a big, powerful inside runner who can get the tough yards and move the chains.

Defensive tackle -- In Jacksonville, new head coach Mike Smith had two of the biggest interior players in the NFL: defensive tackles John Henderson and Marcus Stroud. DT Rod Coleman ruptured his right quadriceps before the 2007 season began and, although he returned to the field, he never was a real big factor during the season before being placed on injured reserve. However, rookie sixth-round pick Trey Lewis was a great find and has the versatility to play either tackle position. Backup defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux is an undersized player, while Montavious Stanley is a versatile player who might not be the right fit in Smith's defensive system.

Safety -- Even though Lawyer Milloy is an aging veteran player, he continues to play at a consistent level, while FS Chris Crocker continues to have a lot of limitations in deep zones. Milloy is still very effective near the line of scrimmage against the run but lacks the speed and downfield range against the pass. Crocker is best suited as a backup third safety with additional value on special teams. Converted corner Jimmy Williams has the ability to step in, but he did not progress as expected during his second season in the NFL.

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all of this maybe true but it's nothing we don't already know..the falcons needs to hit almost every postion this year within the draft and FA.i say 1QB draft.. 2RB Draft..if we don't keep dunn or snelling..2OFLdraft or FA..1wr FA Or draft..1TE Draft..2DL draft..1CB FA or draft if we keep dhall..1MLB FA.1Safety Draft..

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