New Falcons guard Andy Levitre should fit in zone-blocking scheme

ESPN NFL Nation Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky got the scoop on veteran left guard Andy Levitre being traded from Tennessee to Atlanta.

The Falcons surrendered a sixth-round draft pick in 2016 plus a future conditional draft pick.

The Falcons sorely need help along the offensive line with unproven James Stone and Mike Person battling at left guard and veteran Jon Asamoah facing an uncertain future at right guard.

Levitre played in a successful zone blocking scheme during his days with the Buffalo Bills, so he should fit nicely in Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system as the Falcons attempt to establish a strong running game.

Here's a quick breakdown of Levitre:


Position: Left guard

Age: 29

Height: 6-2

Weight: 303

Birthplace: Los Gatos, California

College: Oregon State

Draft: Second-round, Buffalo 2009

Teams: Bills (2009-12); Titans (2013-2014)

Career games/starts: 96/96

Last contract: Six years, $46.8 million, $10.5 million guaranteed (2012)

2015 base salary: $6.5 million