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  • NFL Draft Pushed Back to May

    1 year, 6 months ago

    There was some talk about it being a possibility last week, but now it’s official: The NFL Draft will be held in May next year. The 2014 NFL Draft will take place May 8-10. The league year and free agency will start March 11, 2014 and the NFL Scouting Combine will take place Feb. 18-15, [...]

  • Safety Ishmael Looking Like a Tackling Machine

    1 year, 6 months ago

    There’s nothing that’s easy about selecting players in the NFL Draft. Sure, the first round offers a great crop of talent, but even that’s a challenging task for an NFL general manager and his scouting staff. The real art of drafting, however, occurs in the later rounds, when finding that elusive diamond in the rough [...]

  • Go Behind the Scenes of Falcons Creative

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Draft weekend is one of the busiest for the front office on the NFL calendar, but that’s also true for other departments, as well. There’s no shortage of things to do during those three days for those of us in the digital media and Falcons creative departments, so we thought we’d peel back the curtain [...]

  • YouTube Series Details Trufant’s Path to NFL

    1 year, 6 months ago

    This blog needs very little introduction. The videos speak for themselves. Part 2 is especially moving as cameras were on hand in Washington when Desmond Trufant received the call from the Falcons to inform him that he would be their selection at No. 22 overall. It’s definitely worth the few minutes to watch the two [...]

  • Falcons Draft Picks Select Their Jersey Numbers

    1 year, 7 months ago

    DE Malliciah Goodman will be hugging opposing quarterbacks wearing No. 93 Jersey numbers have been selected among the Falcons’ eight 2013 draft picks. First-round pick Desmond Trufant already selected his Friday, choosing jersey No. 21. Here’s a list of the Rookie Club’s numbers: Jersey Number Player Position 21 Desmond Trufant CB 23 Robert Alford CB [...]

  • Draft Grades Roll In for Falcons

    1 year, 7 months ago

    Experts say you can’t truly judge a team’s draft until about three years after the picks are made. Of course, that doesn’t stop those same experts from releasing their draft grades the day after the selection process ends. Here’s a look at some of the draft grades for the Falcons around the Web: Mel Kiper, [...]

  • Trufant, Alford Have Met Before

    1 year, 7 months ago

    New Falcons Desmond Trufant, left, and Robert Alford meet in the Senior Bowl The Falcons selected two cornerbacks with their first and second-round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, and you might think that two defensive players on two different college teams have never met before. But the two have, on a big play during [...]

  • Trufant Chooses Jersey Number

    1 year, 7 months ago

    The Falcons’ first-round pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant, wasted no time in deciding what number he’ll wear with the Falcons. Trufant will wear the No. 21 jersey in Atlanta, perhaps a nod to former Falcon cornerback and Ring of Honor member Deion Sanders, who wore the same digits. “I thought [...]

  • Trufant Pick Shows Falcons Value Leadership

    1 year, 7 months ago

    For weeks and weeks and weeks, draft experts fall all over each other to project first-round picks in their mock drafts leading up to the end of April. For each general manager in the league, however, there are little tipoffs that will tell you the different things they value in a potential pick. After five [...]

  • Mock Monitor: Final

    1 year, 7 months ago

    With just two days to go before teams go on the clock in the 2013 NFL Draft, we take one final look at the mock drafts around the Internet in this week’s Mock Monitor. But we do so in a much different way than normal — by looking at all 12 weeks of results from [...]

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