Atlanta Falcons 2014 Rookie Scouting Report: Jake Matthews
May10

Atlanta Falcons 2014 Rookie Scouting Report: Jake Matthews

Here’s my breakdown of the Atlanta Falcons top 2014 NFL Draft selection, offensive tackle Jake Matthews. BIO Height: 6’5″ Weight: 308 College: Texas A&M 40 Time: 5.07 seconds (Combine) Bench Press: 24 reps (Combine) Matthews hails from a football-rich family with practically every male member having NFL experience for three generations. Grandfather Clay Matthews Sr. played defensive lineman for the San Francisco...

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Scouting Report: Osi Umenyiora
Jun19

Scouting Report: Osi Umenyiora

Last week, I broke down Falcons free agent pickup in running back Steven Jackson. This week it’s time to look at the team’s other big off-season addition in defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora has big shoes to fill, because most are expecting him to take the mantle from John Abraham as the team’s top and most feared pass rusher. Abraham gave the Falcons six and a half excellent seasons, logging 68.5 sacks, which...

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Scouting Report: Steven Jackson
Jun12

Scouting Report: Steven Jackson

It’s time to look at the Falcons signature offensive free agent addition in running back Steven Jackson. In fact, one could argue the Falcons made a mistake by not trading for Jackson at the trade deadline last fall, as the boost he could have potentially provided down the stretch could have meant the difference between the Falcons losing in the NFC Championship Game and going to the Super Bowl. The Falcons appear to believe...

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Scouting Report: Sean Renfree
May24

Scouting Report: Sean Renfree

Here is my breakdown of the Falcons final pick in Duke quarterback Sean Renfree: Height: 6-3 1/8 Weight: 219 School: Duke Class: Senior Speed: 4.76 (estimate) Was recruited by Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, but ultimately chose Duke when Andrew Luck landed there. Became the starter as a redshirt sophomore. Showed improvement with his production every year, culminating in career highs in completions, completion percentage, and touchdowns as...

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Scouting Report: Zeke Motta
May23

Scouting Report: Zeke Motta

Here’s a look at the second safety the Falcons selected in the seventh round in Zeke Motta. Height: 6-2 1/4 Weight: 215 School: Notre Dame Class: Senior Speed: 4.71 (Campus) He split reps with Jamoris Slaughter during his sophomore and junior seasons at strong safety, playing opposite Harrison Smith. After Smith was drafted in 2012, he moved to free safety as a senior in his lone season as a full-time starter. He had career...

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