5 Things About New Falcons TE Tony Moeaki

1. Arriving via Seattle: Falcons tight end Tony Moeaki joins Dan Quinn's team after one season with the Seattle Seahawks. The 27-year-old showcased his big-play potential in front of Quinn in 2014, highlighted by a 63-yard reception on Thanksgiving Day. Moeaki also reunites with Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli, who orginially drafted the tight end out of Iowa with a third-round pick (93rd overall) in 2010, serving as the general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs (2009-12). Moeaki arrives in Atlanta with 38 games played (31 starts), 88 receptions, 1,143 yards and five touchdowns.

2. Competitive Depth: The Falcons signed Moeaki hours after announcing the addition of tight end Jacob Tamme, who spent the last three years in Denver. Quinn has preached competitive depth at each and every position on the roster, including the tight ends group, coached by Wade Harman. When the team meets for the first time this season, assuming nothing changes, it will have five tight ends in the meeting room, Levine Toilolo, Mickey Shuler, Kyle Miller, Tamme and Moeaki.

3. Correct Pronunciation: If Falcons fans have a question about the correct pronunciation of Moeaki's name, they'll be in the same company as his former Seahawks teammate, quarterback Russell Wilson.

"My quarterback coach [Carl Smith] was saying that, 'It's like teriyaki, but with a 'Moe' in front of it' ", Wilson said.

If Moeaki plays up to his potential in Atlanta, it won't be long before his last name becomes a favorite among the team's fanbase. 

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4. Pregame Playlist: During his stay with the Seahawks, Moeaki shared one of his go-to music choices as he prepares for each game.

"I haven't followed them (MGMT) lately," Moeaki said. "But it feels like I've been listening to that song since my high school days."

5. "The Leaping Tongan": Quinn wants versatile and athletic guys on his roster, and Moeaki fits the requirements. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound tight end starred at the University of Iowa, drawing the nickname "The Leaping Tongan'' from the Hawkeyes fanbase, highlighting his athleticism and family heritage as both of Moeaki's parents were born and raised in Tonga.

Footnote: Add Moeaki (Iowa) to the list of Falcons players whose alma mater is in the running for the 2015 NCAA men's basketball championship.

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