• Draft day: Falcons' time to get tougher

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated May 9, 2014
    They knew they needed to get tougher along the offensive line. It's NFL draft day, and the Atlanta Falcons will be on the clock before you know it. The Falcons also could opt to trade down, if a team like the Bills or Lions make an offer that G.M. Robinson has the biggest upside, Matthews is the most NFL ready and Lewan brings that nasty edge the Falcons sorely need on what has been a rather soft offensive line. But that may be a faulty presumption, given that White turns 33 later this year, that he missed several games due to injury in 2013, that he predates the arrival of the current regime, and that he’s entering the final year of a contract that he possibly wants to be torn up and extended.
    Source: ESPN.com
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      Source: ESPN.com
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