Top 10 Falcons Storylines: Secondary

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 12, 2019 - 1:18 pm

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Atlanta Falcons training camp is fast approaching. With Monday being exactly 10 shows until the first practice, Andy and Randy of the Midday Show countdown the Top 10 Falcons' storylines heading into the 2019 season.

No. 10 -- Contracts

No. 9 -- Coaching Changes

No. 8 -- Depth

No. 7 -- Devonta Freeman

TODAY, No. 6 -- Secondary

The Atlanta Falcons secondary was the most depleted out of the position groups in the 2018 season. Strong safety Keanu Neal (ACL) and free safety Ricardo Allen (Achilles) were lost early in the season and are still rehabbing from injury.

Meanwhile, the Falcons made several moves to the secondary in the offseason. 

Cornerback Robert Alford signed with the Arizona Cardinals and CB Brian Poole left for the New York Jets. The Falcons added SS Jordan Richards in a trade with the New England Patriots and picked up two CBs in the NFL Draft, Kendall Sheffield (Ohio St.) and Jordan Miller (Washington).

Isaiah Oliver will take over Alford's spot alongside Desmond Trufant as the starting corners. 

"The guy that I circle when I talk about the Falcons' secondary, as far as the guy I'm most intrigued to see, maybe worried but definitely intrigued to see is Isaiah Oliver," Andy Bunker said.

"This is a big time deal for (Oliver) because of the fact that they're moving (Damontae) Kazee to the nickel also, and those will be your top three corners," Randy McMichael added. "Right now, he's going to get team's best guy."

What do you think it's going to look like with Kazee as the nickel corner?

"He's such a ball hawk," Randy said. "He does the one thing that nobody in the entire secondary does--and I'm talking about all those guys--he takes the ball away."