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Falcons Draft Need - Cornerback

Florida's Joe Haden is a top cover-corner

Head coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff have their hands full this offseason. Whether they make the playoffs or not, the Falcons must find some cornerbacks they can rely on in both zone and man-coverage in order to take the next step. The offensive playmakers are in place, but on defense they need more or they will be mired in mediocrity for the forseeable future...

The Atlanta secondary has given up 20 pass-plays of more than 30 yards and they rank eighth-worst in the league in that category. To give you some perspective, Detroit and Oakland have each allowed 24 plays of the same distance. Dimitroff and Smith are probably already discussing how they can improve the secondary and it isn't out of the question that they might look at a veteran or two to bring...

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