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UNIT GRADES
Lisa Altobelli
September 01, 2008
SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the Falcons' units.
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September 01, 2008

Unit Grades

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SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the Falcons' units.

QB C-
New era starts with Ryan, and with typical rookie QB questions.

RB B
Nice one-two: powerful Turner, versatile Jerious Norwood.

WR C+
Some too old, some too young; White has real potential.

TE C
Has neither the big blocker nor the great pass catcher.

OL D
No left tackle, injured right tackle, new system, new technique.

DL B-
Excellent on the edges, but lacks true power and size on the inside.

LB C+
Effectiveness hinges on '08 second-round pick Lofton.

DB C-
Lack a cover corner; limited range spells trouble at safety.

ST C
Dome will boost Elam's accuracy, not his distance.

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