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Atlanta Falcons Have Built a Basketball Team of Pass-Catchers, but Will It Work? | Bleacher Report

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When Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot watches Space Jam, he must root for the Monstars because he’s building his skill positions in the same manner as the film’s antagonists. The Falcons are placing a basketball team around their unsettled quarterback position, and it’s the franchise’s best path toward respectability. 

Entering the NFL draft, an argument could easily be made that Atlanta featured the league’s worst roster. A similar discourse can still ensue, though Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith veered off a traditional path in an attempt to be as competitive as possible this offseason. 

An adage has circulated in the NFL about building a wide receiver corps much like an NBA roster. Varied skill sets make the position, thus making the entire offense more difficult to defend. The group should include a shifty point guard (quick underneath slot receiver), a post-up center (big red-zone

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What’s Happening in Sports: May 22, 2022

May 22nd, 2022 features Western Conference Finals Game 3 between Dallas and Golden State after the Warriors’ electric 19-point 3rd quarter comeback that propelled them to a 2-0 series lead with the Mavs hosting GS for the first time. MLB’s pack of 16 games has a doubleheader between 2021 AL playoff teams New York and Chicago facing off. Machado‘s Padres look for a sweep of division rival San Francisco after two one-run victories, while Ian Anderson battles Sandy Alcantara in a matchup of NL-East aces. NFL teams prepare for OTA’s on Monday. 

See what happened in sports on May 22nd last year, headlined by Khris Middleton‘s OT GW-FG in Game 1 of the Bucks and Heat NBA Playoffs 1st Rd battle that was a bubble rematch, Luka‘s triple-double to lead Dallas past the Clippers, and Brooklyn’s Big 3 balling out for a win over Boston as

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What Pros Wear: What Do NFL Defensive Backs Wear? Here’s the Helmets, Cleats and Gloves Worn by NFL Starting DBs in 2021

For the second straight season, we have researched all 704 NFL Starters to get a full picture of the helmets, cleats and gloves worn by NFL football players. While completing this research is a tall task, it provides us with valuable information about what the world’s best football players wear. We have calculated the brand share and even honed in on some of the specific models these pros are wearing. For this article, we’ll be focusing on some of the league’s most athletic defenders, the linebackers.

About the Research: This research focuses on the helmets, cleats and gloves of the 704 NFL Starters. We tracked 352 Offensive Players (32 QB’s, 32 RB’s, 96 WR’s and 160 OL) and 352 Defensive Players (64 DE’s, 49 DT’s, 64 OLB’s, 47 ILB’s and 128 DB’s). For this research, injuries were not considered, the best players at each position were selected. We used both

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NBA insider says Magic may have already cut their NBA Draft choices down to 2 players

The Orlando Magic hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski believes they are considering two players to select.

The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery took place just before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. After all was said and done, it was the Orlando Magic who walked away with the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. That means they have their choice of one of the top three prospects — Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and Auburn’s Jabari Smith.

ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski

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