The Falcons have had a solid start to free agency, but they still have a few holes to fill before the draft. Trevor Sikkema of PFF has a couple of positions Atlanta needs to address:
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The Falcons have some money left to spend. They can easily address these positions:
ATLANTA FALCONS: EDGE, IDL, WR
The Falcons have been busy this free agency period, signing the likes of David Onyemata and Jessie Bates III, as well as bringing back their big guns on the offensive line by re-signing Kaleb McGary and Chris Lindstrom, but this is still a team that needs more to make the postseason jump. A dominant edge player is at the top of the list for them, as would be a good pass-rushing interior defensive lineman. They could also use another reliable receiver to go along with Drake London (though they could also just use Kyle Pitts more, or both).
There weren’t many inspiring free agent options available on the EDGE in this class, so I understand the Falcons not being super aggressive with the position. However, Calais Campbell is reportedly meeting with the team. If he signs a deal to come to Atlanta, the Falcons defensive line all of a sudden starts to look competent, something that hasn’t been said in quite some time.
The team did add Mack Hollins a couple of days ago. He’s coming off a breakout year for the Raiders and is a solid #2 option for a team that isn’t planning on throwing the ball a bunch. However, the Falcons still must add to the position, which will most likely happen during the draft. Like EDGE, there weren’t many high quality options to pursue in free agency, and it doesn’t make much sense to overpay for a receiver when the primary focus of the offense is to pound the rock.
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