In an effort to improve their secondary, the Atlanta Falcons shipped merely a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for cornerback Asante Samuel. So far, it looks like the Falcons pulled off the kind of steal for which the Eagles had become notorious.
According to Dave Campbell of the Associated Press, Samuel made a real impression in the Falcons’ first full-squad practice of the 2012 offseason.
“Asante I thought did about the same thing he has done to me for four years,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “He made a good pick. He’s going to make us better. Specifically I think he’ll make myself and our wide receivers better going against him and Dunta [Robinson] and [Brent] Grimes every day as corners. It’s going to be good work for us.”