NFL Offseason

Stay or Go? Atlanta Falcons Edition

Andy Levitre, Guard, Stay

Levitre has quietly been a nice piece for a bad Atlanta offensive line, as he would have the most experience at that position with players such as; Wes Schweitzer, who had to fill in at guard when the team got hit with the injury bug in 2018. Levitre should be brought back with the intention of drafting another guard to hopefully seamlessly replace him after 2-3 years.

Justin Hardy, Wide Receiver, Stay 

If the Falcons want to look to make a run at the playoffs again they will need to gather as much talent as possible. Bringing back Hardy gives them a tough player who can operate out of the slot and has experience playing with Matt Ryan to help increase their rapport.

Grady Jarrett, Defensive Tackle, Stay

Jarrett has exploded into a role that the Falcons will not be able to replace, so therefore the need for him to be brought back sky rockets. Jarrett will demand top tier money this offseason and with the recent cuts the team has made to gain cap space could possibly point to a reunion which would be great for both sides.

Brian Poole, Safety, Stay

Jan 1, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brian Poole (34) tackles New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) for a short gain in the first quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Poole offers the team another young defensive piece to add to their defense which really needs youth at all positions. After injury struck the team it is not fair to let a young player like this walk away, with that being said the Falcons need to bring him back to be able to compete with some of the better passing games in the NFC.

Bruce Irvin, Defensive End, Go

Bruce Irvin was a solid player for the falcons when he was starting for them. He started three games and totaled 3.5 sacks and and 13 tackles. The Falcons should look to a loaded draft class that is very deep with Edge Rushers.

Justin Bethel, Cornerback, Go 

Bethel never was able to pick up starting spot in Atlanta, therefore the likely hood of him coming back and being productive is very minimal. The Falcons can find developmental corner in the upcoming draft in the later rounds such as; Kris Boyd or Blace Brown.

Logan Paulsen, Tight End, Go 

Paulsen at 32 years old provides nothing much outside of leadership for the Falcons especially when Austin Hooper is playing at his full 100%. The Falcons and Paulsen are in for a breakup.

Zane Beadles, Guard, Go 

Beadles who is 32 has been around the league, but his time with the Falcons has come to an abrupt end after one year. The falcons can replace Beadles production and can even improve it with drafting Chris Lindstrom for Boston College in the 2nd Round of the NFL Draft.

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