2018 Falcons Player Preview: Ron Parker

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A lowkey signing could make a huge difference.

3 years ago, the Falcons were heavily interested in safety Ron Parker. At that time, the Falcons defense was still getting put together and adding a young athletic safety like Ron Parker would’ve helped a lot.

As you see the Falcons went a different direction and developed a player they drafted themselves in Ricardo Allen, who has been the voice of the Falcons defense for 2 years now. The Falcons also drafted Keanu Neal, who has been a string force at the position for the Falcons since he was drafted.

Fast forward 3 years later and the Falcons land Ron Parker. In his 3 years as a Chief, he’s started in every game. With the safety positions already set in stone here in Atlanta, Parker will most likely be the backup next to Neal. This leaves great depth at the position and a player that knows how to play the game. He is also another versatile player that can play more than safety, which probably intrigued the team back in 2015.

It says a lot that a player that has started the past 3 years to come sign with a team and may be willing to take a backup role. This shows you that the Falcons have been a growing and successful organization over these years to make these type of signings. Parker is definitely a good player and a veteran that the Falcons can use in the locker room.

Malik Brown | @_MalikATL

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