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Falcons draft pick's house burned down during draft

Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was just selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Getting drafted is a much-needed dose of good news for Jarrett, who reportedly had half of his home burn down last night while he and family members waited to see if he’d be chosen in the second or third rounds.  #Falcons DT Grady Jarrett’s family home...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons get a steal with Justin Hardy in the fourth round

I love this pick! The Atlanta Falcons added another set of hands to its passing attack by taking Justin Hardy of East Carolina. If you care keeping score at home, the Falcons have now used two picks on defense and two picks on offense so far in this Draft. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said “Hardy consistently attacks his on-field responsibility with urgency and aggressiveness and...
Via cover32
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons DE Beasley vows to play 'lights out every play'

Defensive end Vic Beasley knows fullw ell that the knock on him going intot he NFL Draft was a bit of a penchant for taking some plays off here and there. Now, as a professional, he's looking to correct that and silence his detractors in 2016. "I think the biggest transition for me, from college to the NFL, would be playing lights out every play and not taking any plays off...
Via 60 Max Power O
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dimitroff: No interest in trading for Seahawks' Irvin

Atlanta Falcons general manager Tom Dimitroff is denying rumors that his team had an interest in trading for Seahawks OLB Bruce Irvin during the first round for the 2015 NFL Draft on Thrusday night. "He’s under contract," Dimitroff told Atlanta's 92.9 FM, Friday morning. "I didn’t give it a second thought." Conflicting reports as to whether the Seahawks decided to decline...
Via 60 Max Power O
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select CB Jalen Collins at pick No. 42

The Atlanta Falcons selected LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the No. 42 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Collins, 6-foot-1, 203 pounds, played in all 13 games in 2014, starting seven while leading the Tigers with 10 passes defensed. He allowed completion rate of a little more than 35 percent on passes thrown at him. “They all have holes, but Collins is what you are...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves: 49ers, Bengals, Falcons, & Texans

49ers 49ers waived OT Fou Fonoti and WR Lance Lewis. Bengals Bengals waived WR Eric Ward. Falcons Falcons placed five players on waivers Friday including: RB Ronnie Wingo, OT Reid Fragel, CB Jordan Maybin, LB Jacques Smith, and S Brandan Bishop. Texans Texans officially signed S Stevie Brown.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LB Bruce Irvin could be heading to Atlanta

According to Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com, reports are surfacing that Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin could be heading to the Falcons. Preliminary reports came out on Thursday; however, a first round pick for Irvin wouldn't be in-line with his value. Starting in the second round, Irvin's value fits the second to fourth round and he could be moved after the team declined...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons select Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick 

The Atlanta Falcons have selected Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick. Here is the scouting report, courtesy of Justin Capriotti (@JCapSports). Vic Beasley is easily the best pass rusher in this draft and is the closest thing to Von Miller since Miller came out. Beasley proved all of his doubters wrong at the combine where he reached his ideal weight and still showed the explosiveness...
Via PhinManiacs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select OLB Vic Beasley with No. 8 pick

The Atlanta Falcons have selected outside linebacker Vic Beasley with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Falcons new coach Dan Quinn is going with a defensive player for his first pick in his first draft as an NFL head coach. Beasley, 6-foot-3, 246-pounds, totaled 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: The Atlanta Falcons select Alvin “Bud” Dupree

What way will the Atlanta Falcons turn? It’s a great soap opera story of the Falcons desire to find a pass rusher the team, under new head coach Dan Quinn, can build its debilitated defense. Who will play the leading role? After telling the fans in Jacksonville on Wednesday on 1010XL’s The Mike Dempsey Show that the team would select Vic Beasley in the Media Mock Draft, D. Orlando...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shiny Hood Ornaments: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

The Atlanta Falcons four years ago made a predictably terrible draft day mistake, trading five draft picks to move up to No. 6 overall and draft Shiny Hood Ornament WR Julio Jones. We wonder what teams will make make a similar mistake again here in the 2015 draft.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Falcons Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Matt Ryan, Kroy Biermann and the Falcons to reach...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Put on Your GM Cap-Atlanta Falcons

Josh Gamez: Let the board fall to youThis may seem like a cop out, but it is important to not overthink it. Last year the Atlanta Falcons played it safe at no. 6 and took a potential franchise left tackle in Texas A&M's Jake Matthews. It wasn't a sexy pick, but it was a smart one. This year is no different. Although Vic Beasely and Alvin "Bud" Dupree have become fan favorites...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Donte ‘Cupcake’ Rumph now homeless, lands tryout with Jets

If you watched this past season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Atlanta Falcons, then you might remember Donte Rumph, who was better known by the nickname “Cupcake.” The defensive tackle earned the moniker when his teammates believed he overreacted to an elbow injury. Rumph bounced back and played better, but in the end, he still was released by the Falcons. Now, Rumph...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn: Weed or not, Atlanta Falcons still considering top pass rusher

NFL prospects have to think about the six months leading up to the draft as one continuous interview. Even if they’re sitting at home, with the lights off, a bowl of popcorn in hand, and a movie on the TV, they’re being watched. When a general manager is considering handing you millions of dollars and his job security, he’s going to make damn sure that you’re not an idiot...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Homeless former NFL player getting a shot to make Jets

Many of us may know former University of Kentucky defensive tackle Donte Rumph as “cupcake” from the Atlanta Falcons season of Hard Knocks. While many are choosing to get out of professional football at a young age, Rumph has apparently fallen on hard times and tried to make his way back into the league in an unconventional way as Rumph camped out across from the Atlanta Falcons...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Falcons DT Donte Rumph Homeless and Looking for a Second Chance

The Atlanta Falcons were spotlighted on HBO’s reality series “Hard Knocks” last season. Anyone privy to the show knows that the major focus is on rookies, including those not drafted into the league. For those who watched the series, you may remember former Falcons’ defensive tackle Donte Rumph, who earned the nickname “Cupcake” during OTA’s. The nickname itself stemmed...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons first round possibilities

The Atlanta Falcons are in dire need of a pass rusher to help their young secondary. Luckily for the Falcons this is a great draft for pass rushers with multiple guys who could end up in the top 10. With the recent news of Shane Ray being cited for marijuana possession combined with his toe injury he will probably slide past Atlanta picking at number 8 so let’s take a look at some...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Homeless Former Player Camps Out in Front of Falcons Training Facility Hoping For Another Chance

Last season former Kentucky nose tackle Donte Rumph had the displeasure of earning the nickname of "Cupcake" during training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. As much as he hated the nickname he likely hated getting cut from the team and dumped by his agent even more. From there he fell on some hard times, and with off-season activities cranking up he is homeless and camping out.He...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White concerned about strength of schedule? Not so much

Roddy White is gearing up for year No. 11 in the NFL, so it's safe to say that he has a fairly good grasp on what to expect on a year in and year out basis. One thing that he has essentially no concern about, according to Reid Ferrin AtlantaFalcons.com, is his team's strength of schedule.“That doesn’t mean anything,” White said. “Every year in this league you find a team...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Mock Draft

View image | gettyimages.com Round: 1 Pick#8 : Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky Way too high for my tastes, but Dupree has the athletic traits that make sense in Dan Quinn’s defense the Falcons may also trade back in draft if someone offers them the right price if they feel they can Dupree in the range of that team’s 1st round pick. View image | gettyimages.com Round: 2...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons draft day needs

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off another disappointing season, which saw them go 6-10 and finish in third place in the putrid NFC South. They hired a new head coach, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and the hopes are that he will help improve a defense that gave up a league high 398.2 YPG last season according to NFL.com. A coach can’t fix anything if...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons to open season on Monday Night Football

The upcoming 2015-2016 NFL schedule was released this past week, and there are plenty of intriguing games on the docket. The Atlanta Falcons have been given the privilege to open the Monday Night Football season at home in the Georgia Dome on September 14 at 6:10 P.M. They’ll face a talented Philadelphia Eagles squad in what will surely be an entertaining game. Going by their 2015...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Final Draft Big Board

The Atlanta Falcons have many needs at a myriad of positions that new head coach Dan Quinn and his staff will need to fill as best they can through the draft now that all the high profile free agents are signed. As a result of the team needs Quinn and company cannot afford to miss on many players during this year’s draft. This article will discuss the players who appear to fit...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan primed and ready

At the conclusion of the 2014-2015 NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons organization committed to a complete overhaul. They brought in a new head coach, new coordinators, a ton of roster additions, and new physical attitude. Oh, and not to mention they started construction on a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium to open in 2017. Throughout the entire offseason, what has remained un-questioned...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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