n cornerback Cheap Julio Jones Jersey , and he’ll have the chance to live up to his billing now."The Falcons didn’t draft Isaiah Oliver in the second round to have him sit. Then again, they didn’t draft Jalen Collins to sit, either, and due to a combination of being outplayed by Robert Alford and his well-publicized suspension. There are no guarantees, even for a tall, rangy, physical second round selection who seems to fit the Dan Quinn mold.Of course, life is a little easier if your primary competition is out of the way, and the Falcons just decided to put their trust in Oliver and add cap space when they cut ties with Alford. He’s fresh off a poor 2018, but he had a pretty good career in Atlanta and, following a typically classy goodbye message Custom Julio Jones Jersey , shouldn’t lack for suitors on the open market. That leaves Oliver as the obvious candidate to start opposite Desmond Trufant, with Damontae Kazee, Brian Poole, and a potential draft pick competing for the slot cornerback role. With Kazee potentially moving over, new additions on deck, and Oliver stepping into a bigger role, there’s some uncertainty here. But much of that is yet to come. Oliver is the only one with a clear, certain path to playing time going forward, and he’ll have to be pretty good immediately for this defense to function at the height of its powers in 2019. I am a big-time Oliver fan and questioned why the Falcons didn’t give him more playing time in 2018, especially now that Alford is gone, and I think despite his lack of experience he’ll fare just fine. In 14 games with two starts Julio Jones Jersey Discount , Oliver was burnt several times but also pitched in an interception, seven pass deflections, and stretches of genuinely quality coverage. He doesn’t lack for athleticism or size, and he won’t even turn 23 until the end of September. The reasons the Falcons were interested in him are no secret—he has the potential to be one of the better #2 cornerbacks in football if it all comes together—but obviously expecting him to be better than the 2017 version of Robert Alford is still going to be a lot for the second year man, even if he should have little trouble being better than 2018 Alford, and he will likely be less boom-or-bust no matter what he does. In summary, Oliver is going to start, and Oliver has the chance to be special. If he can get there as soon as this season, Dan Quinn’s defense might just be going places. Johnson was linked to Atlanta back in March. Now he’s expressing his desire for a trade in June." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteThe Falcoholican Atlanta Falcons communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsLibraryFalconsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Duke Johnson trade an “interesting possibility” for the FalconsNew,80commentsJohnson was linked to Atlanta back in March. Now he’s expressing his desire for a trade in June.EDTShareTweetShareShareDuke Johnson trade an “interesting possibility” for the FalconsPhoto by Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesThe Cleveland Browns returned for mandatory minicamp and star backup running back Duke Johnson is pushing for a trade. Again. The offseason has been different for the former Miami running back, only one year after signing a three-year extension. With a new coaching staff in the Dawg Pound Julio Jones Jersey Super Bowl , along with some strong competition from Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, Johnson’s role is no longer clear and no longer with the starters.Earlier this offseason, it was reported he was on the trading block and he demanded a trade. Obviously, the team found no takers. In fact, Vaughn McClure of ESPN called Johnson “a longshot but an intriguing option to replace Tevin Coleman” back in March. And he’s not happy about it.It is day one of practice and he has already expressed his desire for a new team, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Football analysts have already put out a number of interesting landing spots for Johnson, and that includes the Falcons.Why does Atlanta make sense? First, while Devonta Freeman is finally healthy, there are no proven options behind him in case of another injury. There was promising but underperforming Ito Smith, recent draft pick Qadree Ollison, Brian Hill Julio Jones Jersey For Sale , and special teamer Kenjon Barner. Marcus Green, Atlanta’s 6th-round selection, was called a running back but later clarified he expects to play wide receiver.Johnson would be fantastic Freeman insurance, and is an absolutely phenomenal pass-catching back. He costs a very reasonable $6.4 million over the next two years and the team now has cap relief with their post-June 1st cuts. The biggest problems? The Falcons would almost certainly need to keep four running backs on the roster. That isn’t uncommon for Dan Quinn but requires them to trim a player somewhere. It also requires the team to cough up a draft pick or a player and it is not clear they have any intention of doing that. Maybe if Johnson is a big enough headache, that compensation drops to a more reasonable amount. Lastly, the biggest roster hole remains at defensive end. If the team is going to get aggressive, they could look at finally adding a pass rusher.