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Falcons get a C+ offseason grade from anonymous, petty NFL front office types

Is that a fair grade or not?

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It’s fair to suggest that the Falcons, a team most people would tell you is one of the five or so best in the NFL right now, had a solid offseason. They landed Dontari Poe, managed not to lose any key free agents outside of Patrick DiMarco, and enjoyed a draft class that got a solid B or better from most outlets. That draft class has a lot of upside, I’d add.

Add that all together and you have a recipe for a good offseason, right? Not so fast, say anonymous executives from across the NFL landscape.

Look, it’s an offseason grade. I’m fully aware there are bigger things to get worked up about, but I also know that this seems a little off-base. When you’re a very good team, landing a strong draft class and adding one impact player seems like a damn good offseason to me. The Patriots are obviously going to get credit for being more aggressive and adding more than one true impact player—they averaged an A, I believe—but it still seems like an odd mark.

The good news, perhaps, is that the Falcons are still being underestimated executives of teams they should steamroll this coming season. That makes me feel good.

What grade would you give the Falcons’ offseason?


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