Schraeder, now a veteran, eager to take on leadership role

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Schraeder, now a veteran, eager to take on leadership role
Schraeder, now a veteran, eager to take on leadership role

FLOWERY BRANCH — Ryan Schraeder looks around at the cavalcade of new names and faces and numbers at minicamp and sees himself. He sees himself in the dozens of players just trying to make the team. He sees himself in the rotation of guys fighting for the early nod in position battles, young and old. He sees himself in the slew of undrafted players. Because, as NFL players go, Ryan Schraeder has been there and done that. “I just tell them, 'Do what I do and you'll be a starter in this league,' ” Schraeder said with a chuckle, shortly after wrapping up the Falcons' first day of minicamp Tuesday. His path to becoming one of the premier right tackles in football has been far from conventional.

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