After getting stuffed in several short-yardage situations last year, the Atlanta Falcons used the team's first three picks in the NFL draft to bulk up.
"We waited a whole round to jump into our offensive-linemen sweepstakes, and it was something that we were focused on through the offseason," general manager Thomas Dimitroff told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Both (coach Mike Smith) and I spent a lot of time focusing on the offensive line and how we could acquire some more size, strength and stoutness to help bolster our roster."
"We talked about coming in here and getting some wide loads," Dimitroff said. "Quite honestly, Lamar is a double-wide load. He's a big man who has a presence, as far as his stature."