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Aaron Freeman brings you the inside scoop on the Atlanta Falcons and the rest of the NFL with the daily podcast Locked On Falcons is brought to you by the Locked On Podcast network #nfl #falcons #atlanta

Aaron Freeman brings you the inside scoop on the Atlanta Falcons and the rest of the NFL with the daily podcast Locked On Falcons is brought to you by the Locked On Podcast network #nfl #falcons #atlanta
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Aaron Freeman brings you the inside scoop on the Atlanta Falcons and the rest of the NFL with the daily podcast Locked On Falcons is brought to you by the Locked On Podcast network #nfl #falcons #atlanta




Locked on Falcons - 4/21/18 - Crushing on Vita Vea With John Owning

Aaron is joined by John Owning, formerly of Fan Rag Sports, to discuss Washington DT Vita Vea’s potential at the next level. They discuss Vea’s underrated technique, his fit in an aggressive scheme like the #Falcons and whether he has pass-rushing upside. John also assesses the depth of this year’s DT class and whether the #Cowboys could steal one of the Falcons’ coveted DT prospects. John is on twitter: @johnowning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 4/20/18 - 2018 Schedule Breakdown

Aaron breaks down the #Falcons 2018 regular-season schedule. He discusses the season-opening rematch against the #Eagles, the abundance of early home games, potential cold-weather matchups, some midseason hurdles and divisional matchups that are on the team's docket this year. He even discusses which game might be his first at Mercedes-Benz. Visit BitTrustIRA.com/Podcast for more info about investing cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 4/19/18 - 2018 Draft Overview With Matt Waldman

Aaron is joined by Matt Waldman (Rookie Scouting Portfolio) to discuss the overall quality of the 2018 NFL Draft class. They discuss the wealth of quality players at the offensive skill positions, comparing the 2017 and 2018 quarterback classes, as well as take a deeper look at the wide receivers. Matt shares his thoughts on several wideouts that could help supplement the #Falcons offense before they switch gears to discuss the defensive tackles and linebackers available at the top of the...


Locked on Falcons - 4/18/18 - Breaking Down Da'Ron Payne With Jonah Tuls

Aaron is joined by NDT Scouting’s Jonah Tuls to break down Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne in depth. Jonah shares his views on the highs and lows of Payne’s production, compares him to some prominent NFL defensive tackles and whether or not the #Falcons defensive scheme can unlock his potential. Then they discuss Jonah’s love for Taven Bryan’s potential, Maurice Hurst and some middle-round defensive tackles that could fit the Falcons before diving into whether the Cowboys’ draft selection could...


Locked on Falcons - 4/16/18 - Trade-Up Scenarios in Round 1

Aaron discusses the possible trade-up scenarios for the #Falcons in the 1st round of this year’s draft. First, he breaks down some of the alternative positions/players the team could target with their top pick including a handful of possibilities at WR, OL, LB and CB. Then he discusses which potential trade partners the Falcons could target if they move up for a defensive tackle in Round 1 and why it makes (some) sense that the Falcons could move up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Locked on Falcons - 4/13/18 - Deep Dive on Taven Bryan & Nathan Shepherd With Trevor Sikkema

Aaron is joined by Locked on NFL Draft & Pewter Report's Trevor Sikkema to take a deeper look at DTs Taven Bryan and Nathan Shepherd's fits with the #Falcons. They discuss Bryan's development at Florida, concerns about his lack of production, his future role in Atlanta and whether improved coaching will be able to bring out the best of him in the NFL. With Shepherd, they discuss his dominance at the Senior Bowl, how much his age should lower his stock, the jump he'll have in competition...


Locked on Falcons - 4/11/18 - Early-Round Draft Scenarios With Raekwon Gilbert

Aaron is joined by Blogging Dirty’s Raekwon Gilbert to discuss the #Falcons upcoming draft plans. They discuss whether the Falcons and other NFL teams might be down on Da’Ron Payne due to the reputation of Alabama defensive linemen. They also discuss double-dipping at defensive tackle, using a high pick at linebacker and try to figure out what is the Falcons’ second biggest need. Raekwon is on twitter: @RxGilbert97. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 4/10/18 - Mock Draft Breakdown

Aaron breaks down his most recent #Falcons mock draft over at LockedonFalcons.com. He discusses why he thinks the team will target Taven Bryan in the first round and where Bryan’s floor is as a prospect. He also discusses his choices of WR Dante Pettis and DT P.J. Hall on Day 2 of the draft while discussing the value of return specialists and how the Falcons can transform their base defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 4/6/18 - Pre-Draft Q&A & Vic Beasley Talk

Aaron is back to answer more listener questions in another offseason Q&A episode. He answers questions about possible cornerback targets for the #Falcons in the middle rounds, targeting first-round linebackers and lists some possible mid and late-round defensive tackle prospects. He then goes deep on potential improvements and expectations regarding Vic Beasley as a pass-rusher in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 4/5/18 - Re-signing Kemal Ishmael and NFC Offseason Power Rankings

Aaron breaks down the #Falcons re-signing of LB Kemal Ishmael as well as comparing their offseason with that of the other top NFC teams. First he discuses Ishmael’s value both as a backup linebacker and safety, overvaluing of “splash” plays and what other possible free agents the Falcons could add before the draft. He then discusses the impact and importance of rookies on the Falcons offseason and expectations heading into the 2018 season before taking a look at the strong and occasionally...


Locked on Falcons - 4/2/18 - Assessing Draft Needs

Aaron takes a look at the #Falcons draft needs by looking at a dozen roster spots that the team needs to fill before the start of the 2018 season. He discusses how it’s difficult to decipher the Falcons draft plans while breaking down 12 “holes” that the team needs to fill on their 2018 53-man roster. He also discusses whether the team will pull the trigger on a running back early and if a rookie wide receiver will supplant Justin Hardy on the depth chart. On defense, he looks at the team’s...


Locked on Falcons - 3/30/18 - An Early Draft-Related Q&A

Aaron is back to answer listener questions dealing with the #Falcons and the draft. He discusses the possibility of the team drafting a defensive end and wide receiver in the first round, Odell Beckham trade rumors, ranks the top defensive tackle prospects including Maurice Hurst and Da’Ron Payne, why he doesn’t put together a top 5 draft board, the team’s Super Bowl window and whether or not they’ll add a fullback at some point this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Locked on Falcons - 3/27/18 - Pivoting Towards the Draft With The Falcoholic's Dave Choate

Aaron is joined by The Falcoholic head honcho, Dave Choate, to put a button on free agency and look ahead towards the #Falcons draft plans. They each grade what the team has done so far in free agency before asking and answering serious questions about the draft including: where the team can walk away from the draft without one of the premier defensive tackles, the increased probability of trading up in the first round, ranking the top 4 defensive tackles and which positions the Falcons...


Locked on Falcons - 3/26/18 - Justin Bethel and NFC Playoff Supremacy With Vienna Falcons

Aaron is joined by Marko from Vienna to discuss the #Falcons signing of CB Justin Bethel as well as a potential changing of the guard in the NFC playoff picture heading into 2018. They discuss Bethel’s potential to impact both on special teams and defense and how his signing changes the Falcons’ draft plans at both cornerback and defensive tackle early on. Then they look back at the historical trends of which NFC divisions have reigned supreme in the postseason in the conference over the...


Locked on Falcons - 3/23/18 - Breaking Down Logan Paulsen and Derrick Shelby

Aaron returns to discuss the #Falcons recent additions of TE Logan Paulsen and DE Derrick Shelby. He discusses if adding a blocker like Paulsen means the team can punt on drafting a tight end in 2018. He also discusses the fact that the team didn’t save any money by bringing back Shelby and how the salary cap may have led Atlanta back to retaining him after cutting him earlier this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 3/22/18 - Offseason Fan Talk With Mack Hickman

Aaron is joined by fellow #Falcons fan Mack Hickman to discuss the team’s quiet free agency. They discuss the addition of Brandon Fusco, pinching pennies, Atlanta’s interest in free agents Pernell McPhee, Justin Bethel and Arthur Moats. They also talk about which defensive tackles the Falcons might be focusing on heading into the draft, their faith in Dan Quinn’s drafting and improving the pass rush. Mack is on twitter: @TribeCalledMack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Locked on Falcons - 3/19/18 - Future Planning Through Free Agency

Aaron discusses the strategy behind the #Falcons limited free-agent forays and how it may be designed to maintain long-term success. He discusses the different waves of free agency and how the team might make a few more low-level moves in the coming days and weeks. He also discusses the impact of compensatory picks on the team's free-agent strategy and how Dan Quinn might be trying to avoid the fate of Mike Smith by taking a long-term view of team building. He also discusses which players...


Locked on Falcons - 3/15/18 - Fusco's Future with Falcons

Aaron provides his analysis and insight into the #Falcons signing of former #49ers guard Brandon Fusco. Up first, he discusses the potential losses of role players: Terron Ward, Nick Williams and Sharrod Neasman in free agency. Then he recaps Fusco's career in Minnesota and San Francisco, how he fits in Atlanta and how his signing impacts the draft plans for the team and their future along the offensive line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Falcons - 3/14/18 - All Quiet on the Free Agency Front

Aaron breaks down the #Falcons most recent re-signings and dives deep on Matt Ryan’s potential contract now that free agency is upon us. He discusses what roles can be expected from returning OT Austin Pasztor, CB Leon McFadden, S Ricardo Allen and OG Ben Garland. He breaks down the team’s history of signing players on the opening day of free agency before he takes a deeper look at Matt Ryan’s contract negotiation now that Kirk Cousins has signed in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad...


Locked on Falcons - 3/12/18 - Trades, Trades, Trades

Aaron is back to discuss the recent re-signing of CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson and the very active trade market currently in the NFL. He discusses why the #Falcons aren’t making some prominent trades to add to their cornerback position but suggests some possible trades that are a bit more plausible if the team wants to dip their toe in. He also looks at some compelling stats that involve the team’s pass defense, Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


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