In an effort to improve their secondary, the Atlanta Falcons shipped merely a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for cornerbackAsante Samuel. So far, it looks like the Falcons pulled off the kind of steal for which the Eagles had become notorious.
According to Dave Campbell of the Associated Press, Samuel made a real impression in the Falcons’ first full-squad practice of the 2012 off-season.
via Samuel Creates Stir in First Practice with Falcons.
Each NFL team has a player who comes from nowhere and makes a statement in the NFL. He did not have stardom before. He is the breakout player.
Last year Julio Jones had a breakout season with nearly 1,000 receiving yards.
Here are the five Falcons most likely to have a breakout season in 2012, headlined by Jacquizz Rodgers.
via 5 Atlanta Falcons Most Likely to Have a Breakout 2012 Season | Bleacher Report.
The 2012 draft is in the books. Free agency has slowed to a crawl.At this stage of the game, you basically have what you have. The teams know it. Our voters ESPN.coms John Clayton, ESPN.coms Ashley Fox, AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky, NFC West blogger Mike Sando and AFC East blogger James Walker know it, too.VIDEO PLAYLIST Blogger Blitz: NFL Post-Draft Power RankingsSo after a draft in which potential franchise quarterbacks went first and second, has the leagues balance of power been altered? In short, not really.
via NFL Power Rankings Preseason – National Football League – ESPN.