The Atlanta Falcons went all in this weekend's 2011 NFL Draft, pulling off a huge trade with long-term consequences to add WR Julio Jones in the name of explosiveness. A smaller trade netted them the appropriately small Jacquizz Rodgers, who'll also add versatility to the offense.
Akeem Dent and Matt Bosher should also be game-one contributors, though we still haven't figured out whether Bosher is a punter or a kicker. As is Thomas Dimitroff's custom, the Birds also added depth on both sides of the line, picking up Andrew Jackson and Cliff Matthews to provide spackle and eventually bolster rotations, if all goes well.
While the team will certainly grab a few players off of the undrafted free agents list, and is expected to try and import a new pass rusher such as Minnesota Vikings DE Ray Edwards, this right here is the bulk of Flowery Branch reinforcements that will try to help the team become the first to repeat as NFC South champs:
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