|Offense||7th||100.4 (19th)||273.7 (6th)|
|Defense||16th||105.0 (13th)||242.6 (17th)|
Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January, a procedure that coincided with a 4-to-6 month recovery timetable. Although he's approaching the four-month mark, he's been limited to jogging and ladder drills in offseason workouts thus far. At 33 years old, Hester is being cautious with his rehab, but also knows that if he's unable to return kicks as the season grows closer, his $3 million salary cap figure would make him a candidate to be cut, particularly with the
The Atlanta Falcons selected Fuller in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 238th overall.
Initially recruited as a quarterback, Fuller moved to wide receiver at UCLA. He had his moments but generally struggled to produce consistently, and especially struggled to make plays downfield. After timing at 4.39 in the 40 at the UCLA pro day, though, Fuller breathed new life into his NFL stock.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Schweitzer in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 195th overall.
A left tackle the last two years for San Jose State, Schweitzer will likely move inside to guard for the Falcons. He generally looks like a practice squad type.
The Atlanta Falcons selected De'Vondre Campbell in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 115th overall.
The hyper-athletic Campbell had an impressive career at Minnesota and showed the type of coverage skills that are rare for college outside linebackers. At 6-4, 232 pounds with long arms, Campbell has an excellent frame to hold up against the run and move blockers. That said, there are concerns about his ability to get the the quarterback when he's used as a pass rusher. The fact that the Falcons took LSU's Deion Jones and Campbell with two of their first four picks shows that they're committed to infusing youth into their linebacking corps, so Campbell could see the field earlier than his draft position may indicate.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Austin Hooper in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 81st overall.
Hooper might not have a great deal of upside, but he has a high floor and should be a meaningful contributor to an Atlanta offense that never bothered to replace Tony Gonzalez. Rookie tight ends almost never produce, however, so don't expect returns on Hooper until 2017 at the earliest.
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