g-dawg Posted March 3, 2013 Share Posted March 3, 2013 OK, the picture is still very murky but becoming more clear after Friday's cuts of John Abraham, Michael Turner and Dunta Robinson.Obviously those cuts created holes at DE, RB and CB.....I like William Moore and Brent Grimes but not really dying for either to come back - for different reasons. However, I believe Falcons will bring both guys back.I think Tony Gonzalez will stay retired - despite all the talk that he is coming back.I also believe the Falcons are not as enthralled with bringing Sam Baker back as others think. No way are the Falcons going to give him a 5 yr, $38 million deal like the Giants Will Beatty. I believe the Falcons are high on Lamar Holmes and will sign Svitek for insurance.I also believe the Falcons are attracted to Stephen Jackson, even though I don't like the move.So, the purpose of this thread is to put together a mock off-season that I don't necessarily prescribe myself - but one that I could see happening. There are a few moves that maybe are more mine than what I think Falcons would do - but that are reasonable that Falcons could make. Here goes:2013 Free Agency - $20mm cap room:Re-sign William Moore,SS - 4yrs, $20mm - $10mm guaranteed/$5mm/yr avg.Re-sign Brent Grimes,CB - 3yrs, $19mm - $9mm guaranteed/$6.33mm/yr avg.UFA Steven Jackson,RB - 2yrs, $8mm - $6mm guaranteed/$4mm/yr avg.UFA Sammie Lee Hill,DT - 4yrs, $18mm - $9mm guaranteed/$4.5mm/yr avg.Let Sam Baker, LT walkRe-sign Will Svitek, LT to back-up HolmesRe-sign Chris Owens, CBRe-sign Vance Walker, DTRe-sign Garrett Reynolds, RG2013 NFL Draft:#1-30) Tyler Eifert, TE-Notre Dame - solid young Tight End with upside and day#1 starter - great catching radius and can win jump balls. He's not Tony Gonzalez - but he's a very good tight end capable of a pro-bowl or two and will not be a bust pick.#2-60) Khaseem Greene, OLB-Rutgers - this guy can be an immediate nickel package OLB and upgrade over Stephen Nicholas and could take over permanent starter status by season's end. This is a Mike Nolan "type" linebacker that can make plays rushing the passer and is very comfortable dropping into coverage.#3-92) Tank Carradine, DE-FSU - this guy has the size, speed and toughness to be a very good defensive end at the NFL level - he tore his ACL in November which is the only reason I have him dropping to 3rd round - could go as early as the end of 2nd round but think this is a place where we might could still grab him.#4-127) Joe Kruger, DE/OLB-Utah - this is Paul Kruger's brother. He is a hybrid type player that Mike Nolan could use effectively. Should be able to play sooner than Carradine and could really blossom with Nolan.#4-133) Ace Sanders, WR-South Carolina - small explosive guy that can help with KR/PR duties immediately and eventually supplant the disappointing Harry Douglas as slot receiver.5th rd) Rod Sweeting, CB-Georgia Tech - this guy has the size that MIke Nolan covets (almost 6 foot) and ball skills. This guy can be groomed to take over one of the corner spots in a few years when Asante/Grimes deteriorate.6th rd) David Quessenberry, OT-San Jose State - young depth at offensive tackle. Probably stays on practice squad in 2013 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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