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Falcons Offseason 2012: Atlanta Cornerbacks Rated 5th By SB Nation

Atlanta's acquisition of Asante Samuel and re-signing of Brent Grimes has the entire Falcons secondary looking like a strength for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber ranks Atlanta's cornerbacks as the No. 5 unit in the league placing them behind the Jets, Ravens, Eagles and Cowboys.

Of the Falcons' unit Van Bibber is most impressed with Grimes along with the addition of Samuel which pushes Dunta Robinson inside.

Grimes put it all together last season, and his name showed up as the league's second-best corner in PFF's rankings, just behind Revis. Thankfully for the Falcons, he signed his franchise tender. Atlanta traded away some magic beans to get Asante Samuel from the Eagles and now has one of the better starting duos in the NFC. The move also allows the team to move Dunta Robinson into the slot role, which is a better fit. Dominique Franks and Chris Owens bring up the rear of the depth chart.

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