2010 NFL Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons Select Safety Earl Thomas of Texas

April 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Falcons are an organization that has a really morbid history to it. It has been as consistent as a Vegas slot machine when it comes to the team’s records.
In fact, when head coach Mike Smith and the 2009 Falcons finished with a 9-7 record this year after an 11-5 record the year before, it marked the first time that the Falcons had ever had back-to-back winning seasons before.
The Falcons fan base has got to be given a lot of credit for sticking with their team despite all the problems they’ve had. They are going to be tried even harder now because the Falcons are good now, but the division they are in, the NFC South, now holds the current world champions, the 2009 New Orleans Saints.
To get to the playoffs, you have to fight for the division, and when you have a team like the Saints in your division, you know that you are going to need a lot of improvement in order to take it away.
In 2009, the Falcons defense was ranked 14th in points allowed and 21...

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