The Atlanta Falcons will look to upgrade their safety positions this offseason. Here are four free agent safeties for Atlanta to consider this offseason.
The Atlanta Falcons will enter this offseason with several needs to improve their football team, one of which is at either safety position in the defensive backfield. While both free safety Ricardo Allen and strong safety Kemal Ishmael played well in 2015 in Atlanta’s strong secondary, much of the position group’s success stems from great coaching and strong cornerback play from Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford.
Allen effectively transitioned from fourth corner to free safety in head coach Dan Quinn’s first year in Atlanta. Ishmael proved that he could become a reliable replacement at strong safety after often-injured strong safety William Moore was again sidelined. The Atlanta Falcons front office did part ways with the veteran Moore the day after Super Bowl 50.
While general manager Thomas Dimitroff and his personnel staff should look at either safety position in the draft, they still may want to look at the free agent safety landscape this offseason. Although there are some big names hitting the free agency market at safety, it isn’t a particularly deep free agency pool to begin with, so don’t expect for the Atlanta Falcons to solve all of their defensive backfield issues just in free agency.
However, it is reasonable to believe that the Falcons will address either free safety and strong safety in free agency this spring. Here are four free agents that Atlanta could consider at either safety spot.
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