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University of North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant conducted a private workout today for the Atlanta Falcons
Brooks Reed a busy young man again this week. Visiting with ATL today

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Maybe it's just me, but I come away impressed with Akeem Ayers. He doesn't play to his poor 40 times, but rather is an on the field playmaker. I like his overall instincts, length and coverage skills. If put in our scheme I doubt he'd have to face too many receivers in one on one matchups. His coverage is by far above adequate. Pass rush is amazing as he has a quick first step and great strength.

We do have a semi-need at linebacker, so I could see why we'd bring him in for a workout. He's a gamer.

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Starting to really believe we will trade down with the Broncos for either their 36th or 46th pick AND the 67th pick. For some reason I believe if it's the 46th and 67th picks we will take Ryan Williams if he's there and JJ at 59 and if we have to, trade our 59 and 4th rd pick to move up a bit and get him.

Or

If Williams is gone at 46, take JJ then and at 59 take Hunter. Green at 67 and I hope Sturdivant falls to our pick at 91.

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I doubt Sturdivant makes it to 91. I have a feeling he is going to get selected A LOT higher than most think. I wouldn't be surprised if he was taken in the early 2nd round.

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I doubt Sturdivant makes it to 91. I have a feeling he is going to get selected A LOT higher than most think. I wouldn't be surprised if he was taken in the early 2nd round.

I can see him there... I think his talent is 2nd round weather but SI.com tony Pauline was saying that he is sliding in teams eyes...

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I can see him there... I think his talent is 2nd round weather but SI.com tony Pauline was saying that he is sliding in teams eyes...

Yep. I listened to Pauline yesterday and he had negative things

to say about Sturdivant.

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I think the RB we draft will be a late round RB. I have my guess

on who it will be and it may come as a surprise.

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Yep. I listened to Pauline yesterday and he had negative things

to say about Sturdivant.

I think a team will get a good deal (him in the 3rd)

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Starting to really believe we will trade down with the Broncos for either their 36th or 46th pick AND the 67th pick. For some reason I believe if it's the 46th and 67th picks we will take Ryan Williams if he's there and JJ at 59 and if we have to, trade our 59 and 4th rd pick to move up a bit and get him.

Or

If Williams is gone at 46, take JJ then and at 59 take Hunter. Green at 67 and I hope Sturdivant falls to our pick at 91.

I wouldn't be surprised if we got both 2nd rounders out of them. Remember: we traded both our second rounders to move up to get Baker. The same could be done with the Broncos.

Trading a first for a mid second is not a good idea because you basically miss out on a whole 1 and a half rounds worth of talent even though there was nothing you wanted in the first at your pick

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The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to conduct a private workout with UCLA kicker Kai Forbath on Wednesday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/UCLA-K-Kai-Forbath-works-out-for-the-Falcons-on-Wednesday.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

This would be a really really really good draft pick... Last year he was looked at as a possible 4th or 5th round pick after his great jr year... He had an ok year last year... Dude has a big leg ...

I would draft him and P Reid Forrest late in the draft

Combine

- Specialists performed earlier today. Most of the place kickers did well. All of the top guys converted 12 of 15. Kai Forbath graded the highest hitting on all of his FG attempts from more than 50-yards. Most of them had the distance to convert from 60-plus yards.

In the Dome... His leg should be able to cover 60 yarders.

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Very happy to hear that. He's one of my favorite late round prospects in this draft.

Yeah I was hoping he (Alex Green) would stay a late rounder (6th rounder), and we could get him to be an upgrade over Snelling, even if we took an earlier scatback. He has great pass catching skills and good speed/quickness. The main question is vision, as he had huge holes at Hawaii.

He made a lot of sense late...but if he's going to be a 3rd rounder or so, you have to like him over Hunter, Vereen, etc.

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It looks like Torrey Smith is doing his visit with Jernigan and RB Bilal Powell

Torrey Smith said this is his last visit.

We have worked out all 3 on their campus.... brought them in for a visit.

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Apparently MD WR Torrey Smith is at the Branch! RT @TorreySmithWR: Where am I? http://twitpic.com/4k3uji

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I wouldn't be surprised if we got both 2nd rounders out of them. Remember: we traded both our second rounders to move up to get Baker. The same could be done with the Broncos.

Trading a first for a mid second is not a good idea because you basically miss out on a whole 1 and a half rounds worth of talent even though there was nothing you wanted in the first at your pick

Thats a good point, and I would be excited to see what TD could do with three 3rd rd picks, might even be able to trade down from the 59th spot to an early 3rd and pick up another 4th and take Green with that early 3rd or do you or anyone else believe we may have to take Green at 59 to be safe?

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Does anyone think if we do get both of Denver's 2nd rd picks that we would keep them or trade one of them for more picks?

I was just thinking with all of this explosive talent that there is in this draft that the more picks we have in rds 2 and 3 the better the chance of us getting our needs with good players and explosive players.

I would keep pick number 36 because we could imo go either Torrey Smith or Ryan Williams and with picks 46 and 59 trade down. 46 trade our pick at 46 and 124 to move down and pick up a late 2nd and mid 3rd, then trade picks 59 and 158 to get an early 3rd and early 4th.

Ofcourse we will need teams to want to move up but I hope TD uses the trade down option a lot. Our picks would hopefully look like this:

36

late 2nd(really wouldnt lose our late rd pick and gain another pick)

early 3rd

mid 3rd

91

early 4th

Sure we give up two 2nd rd picks but we gain four picks by trading them.

Imo we could look like this:

36- Ryan Williams

Late 2nd- Jerrel Jernigan

Early 3rd- Taiwan Jones

Mid 3rd- Jordan Cameron

91- Colin McCarthy

Early 4th- Denarius Moore( imo he is a really good guy to groom, could be our nuber 2 down the road and imo in a couple of years could be a Torrey Smith speed number 2 guy)

Future RB

Explosive wild card

Speed back

Future TE

Future OLB

Possibly a future number 2 or 1 guy. Also has explosive speed.

Dont get a DE but maybe FA coms along and we get Ray Edwards or let Kroy start another year and see what he does, might answer the LDE question.

But just wondering if some would rather get three 2nd rd picks or have possibly get 5 picks in rds 2 thru 3 with a very early rd 4 pick.

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Even tho we are showing interest in Gilchrist, I still would rather

have Carmichael over him. They both should go around the 3rd round but Gilchrist might go earlier b/c of his versatility. But Carmichael IMO is more of the playmaker. We really need that. Just like Solo said tonight on NFLN, sometimes the ones they are talking about the most are really not the ones to get drafted.(smokescreens) But Gilchrist's stock seems to be rising so he might not make it to our 3rd round pick anyways. I would take Carmichael or Johnny Patrick if he was available in that range too.

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Even tho we are showing interest in Gilchrist, I still would rather

have Carmichael over him. They both should go around the 3rd round but Gilchrist might go earlier b/c of his versatility. But Carmichael IMO is more of the playmaker. We really need that. Just like Solo said tonight on NFLN, sometimes the ones they are talking about the most are really not the ones to get drafted.(smokescreens) But Gilchrist's stock seems to be rising so he might not make it to our 3rd round pick anyways. I would take Carmichael or Johnny Patrick if he was available in that range too.

TD has not been a big smoke screen guy .... mostly everybody that we draft... we show a lot of attention to them

I like Car a lot also tho.... The only reason i can see us going with Gil is because he plays CB and Safety

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TD has not been a big smoke screen guy .... mostly everybody that we draft... we show a lot of attention to them

I like Car a lot also tho.... The only reason i can see us going with Gil is because he plays CB and Safety

I agree that TD usually drafts who he spends a lot of time with, but

the main reason I would take Carmichael is b/c Gilchrist might not

be there. TD usually likes that versatility and I can see Gilchrist

going b4 Carmichael b/c of that. He also likes his CB's with high

INT numbers too(ball skills)

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I wouldn't be surprised if we got both 2nd rounders out of them. Remember: we traded both our second rounders to move up to get Baker. The same could be done with the Broncos.

I thought we kept one 2nd round pick to draft Curtis Lofton with.

I think we traded pick #34 (2nd pick in 2nd round) with our 3rd round pick to move up to #21 as the primary trade pieces.

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University of Washington linebacker Mason Foster is visiting the New Orleans Saints today and is set to visit the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Mason-Foster-visiting-the-Saints-Falcons-up-next.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

When do you think he will be drafted? late 2nd, early 3rd, or just somewhere in the 3rd? I still hope we can trade down with Denver and get one 2nd rd pick and their pick at 67, if that happened I hope we take Foster or Sturdivant at 67.

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