Playtime chart: Falcons went big 30 percent

11:18 am Nov. 10, 2014

The Falcons were determined to run against Tampa Bay.

They used Gabe Carimi as the Jumbo tight end on 18 of their 66 offensive snaps (27 percent) and fullback Patrick DiMarco on 20 snaps (30 percent)

3 questions with Falcons rookie Tyler Starr

6:00 am May. 25, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Tyler Starr

SCHOOL: South Dakota

ROUND/PICK: Seventh, 255th overall

TWITTER: @T11Starr

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s a developmental outside linebacker in the 3-4 and the Falcons believe he can play in coverage. 

Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

3 questions with Falcons rookie Marquis Spruill

6:00 am May. 24, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Marquis Spruill

SCHOOL: Syracuse

ROUND/PICK: Fifth, 168th overall

TWITTER: @ Sprui11z

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to contain for a roster spot as special teamer and backup inside linebacker. Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

3 questions with Falcons rookie Dezmen Southward

6:00 am May. 23, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Dezmen Southward

SCHOOL: Wisconsin

ROUND/PICK: Third, 68th overall

TWITTER: @D_Southward12

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to compete for the starting free safety spot and the nickel back position next season. He should contribute immediately on special teams with his 4.39 speed in the 40-yard dash.

Below on stories and bios