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Dan Quinn: Atlanta Falcons looking for a versatile secondary in 2017

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Fact: Jalen Collins is an above-average speller

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The Atlanta Falcons secondary in 2016 was, in a word, “impressive.” Setting aside Desmond Trufant’s season-ending injury, it was an awesome year for the secondary. One thing is undeniable: they were a lot of fun to watch.

Seeing Jalen Collins come into his own and watching undrafted free agent Brian Poole contribute immediately was equal parts surprising and thrilling. And let’s not forget Robert Alford, who earned an extension while finally trusting his athleticism.

Head coach Dan Quinn spoke to the media at the Combine today. He spoke about the secondary and gave us some sense of what the depth chart will look like going forward.

There’s nothing wrong with versatility, especially when actually you’re built to be versatile. I don’t think this is Quinn saying the competition in the secondary is wide open. Rather, this is Quinn committing to versatility. I can dig it. Can you?