John Clayton gives Falcons a C-plus in free agency

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Longtime NFL writer and former ESPN personality John Clayton, who currently writes a NFL column for The Washington Post, was not too impressed with the Falcons’ moves in free agency.

Clayton gave the Falcons a C-plus for their moves, which was his third lowest score in the NFC South. Carolina received a C, while New Orleans had a B and Tampa Bay, which landed Tom Brady, received an A-minus.

Here’s what Clayton had to say about the Falcons:

“Although it cost a second-round pick to land (Hayden) Hurst to replace Hooper, the Falcons might have gotten a little better at defensive end with (Dante) Fowler replacing (Vic) Beasley. The (Devonta) Freeman-(Todd) Gurley swap might be even, but the Falcons still have needs at linebacker and cornerback.


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