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The Falcons should sign Champ Bailey to play FS, he'd be a terrific stop-gap for a year or two and would bring veteran leadership to Atlanta's young DB core. They should also sign Finley at TE, they could probably get him at a reasonable price on a prove your healthy type deal. This would fill two holes with starters on the team and allow the Falcons to focus on other areas of need in the draft.

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The Falcons should sign Champ Bailey to play FS, he'd be a terrific stop-gap for a year or two and would bring veteran leadership to Atlanta's young DB core. They should also sign Finley at TE, they could probably get him at a reasonable price on a prove your healthy type deal. This would fill two holes with starters on the team and allow the Falcons to focus on other areas of need in the draft.

Bailey has zero speed and cant tackle. What exacty do you expect him to be able to do at FS?
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I wouldn't say that a rookie would be all that bad if he's good look at the kid Sanfran got last year he was pretty good and a late 1st rounder so we could easily move up and grab someone if he's worth it like the Pryor kid.

Well you just made my point, you're referencing the 9ers 1st round pick, who stepped into one of the best defenses in the game, with players like Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman, who we have no one close to.

My entire point for why it would be good to sign a veteran safety is because we DESPERATELY NEED

-Atleast 1 OT who can play both RT and LT (when Baker gets hurt, and when he's gone)

-Atleast 1 (really not enough) IMPACT pass rushers with difference maker talent

-A center who won't get walked back into Ryan and can make the backup RG we signed look decent.

We can't afford to pass on a tackle or a pass rusher in this draft to take a safety.

Don't understand what the plan is at Center, if anyone thinks the players we have there can get it done they must not have seen them play.

The thing about the safety position is like I said you don't want a rookie learning the ropes to be your last line of defense out there on an island in center field, teams like New Orleans will gameplan to pick him apart.

At the same time you don't want a veteran safety who is such a veteran that he knows everything that is happening, but his old legs can't get him where he needs to go and he's getting burned left and right and severely limits what you can do as a play caller.

That's why Clemons makes sense. He's not old. He's not slow. He's not an elite playmaker, which means that we can afford him. HE CAN ACTUALLY TACKLE.

All those things make him the perfect "bridge" safety to plug in right now and not have to worry about safety until round 4 or 5 at the earliest.

So that we can address the reason this team was a joke last year - the worst OL in the NFL and a DL that was not much better at all.

edit: By the way, trading UP in this draft to get a safety would be the worst possible thing we could do. We need more picks, not less.

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