Atlanta Falcons Training Camp Profile: Travian Robertson

By Leigh Allen
Travian Robertson Atlanta Falcons Training Camp
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The 2013 offseason saw the departure of Vance Walker from the Atlanta Falcons, and that exodus now becomes the opportunity that Travian Robertson has been waiting for.

To say that the Falcons 2012 defense left something to be desired would be a fair assessment, perhaps even an understatement. The culmination of the deficiency came in the final game against the San Francisco 49ers, when the chance to go to the Super Bowl slipped through their fingers for another year. So close, yet so far away. What a letdown, considering the season the Falcons had.

2013 is a new year, a new season. Count on that disappointment to lead to a newly ignited and motivated defense; Falcons powers-that-be and the fans can bank on Robertson to help show the way. At 6 feet, 4 inches and 304 pounds, he is a force to be reckoned with. Training camp may be the catalyst that moves Robertson ahead of Peria Jerry on the roster if Jerry doesn’t make some major improvements…or even if he does. All factors of the future defense have to be willing to step it up and do things differently if they don’t want to be components in another anticlimactic setback.

Robertson may have been a mere seventh round draft pick in 2012, but he is more than ready to move from the bench to the field in the upcoming season. South Carolina Gamecocks fans—and their respective college foes—already know what Robertson can do. 2013 will be the year that he shows the fans and teams of the NFL how far he’ll go to get the job done.

Maybe even all the way to the Super Bowl.


Leigh Allen is an NFL Atlanta Falcons writer for Follow her on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Google+.

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