Ranking the top 3 free agency targets for the Atlanta Falcons

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Mackensie Alexander

Aside from being incapable of getting after the quarterback, the Falcons fell short of being consistent in the secondary. Also, injuries played a vital part in that. As a matter of fact, Atlanta had multiple members of the secondary end the season on injured reserve.

Outside of Desmond Trufant, the Falcons don’t necessarily have a cornerback they can rely upon. Given that, Mackensie Alexander could be someone that Atlanta considers offering a contract to.

With the Minnesota Vikings, Alexander has been used in a versatile role in Mike Zimmer’s defense. In his last three seasons, the Clemson product has accumulated 98 tackles, 21 deflections, 4.5 sacks, and two interceptions.

By signing Alexander, the Falcons could have him play nickel cornerback in the defense. Additionally, that would allow Kendall Sheffield to move outside in his second season in the NFL. Above all, Alexander is expected to come at an affordable price for Atlanta.