Linebackers: (6, 43/53)
- Deion Jones
- Dante Fowler Jr
- LaRoy Reynolds
- Foyesade Oluokun
- Deone Bucannon
- Mykal Walker
Outside of Deion Jones, this is one of the weakest units on this Atlanta Falcons team. The team lost De’Vondre Campbell in the offseason after he landed a one-year deal in Arizona.
They brought in Dante Fowler Jr. to replace the production left by Vic Beasley. Fowler Jr. will bring immediate pass-rush ability as he had his best season a year ago in Los Angeles totaling 11.5 sacks.
LaRoy Reynolds is back in his second stint with the team after spending 2018 with the Philadelphia Eagles and then 2019 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He brings veteran leadership and is already familiar with many of the players and coaches.
Foyesade Oluokun is a sixth-round pick in 2018 and he won the starter job on the strong side over Duke Riley back in 2018 and has played solid for the team since. His 2019 campaign was not as good as 2018 but I look for him to have a bounce-back season.
Deone Bucannon was brought in during the offseason to bring depth on the outside. After having a solid five years in Arizona he ended up having a poor 2019 season splitting time between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mykal Walker was drafted in this year’s draft during the fourth-round and brings a lot of versatility to the team which Dan Quinn likes in a player. At Fresno State, he lined up at edge rusher, outside linebacker, and inside linebacker which can benefit this Falcons team a lot moving forward.
Edmond Robinson who has not played in the NFL since 2017 with the NFL Jets for only one game did play in the XFL earlier this year and had solid results that lead to an NFL contract. Unfortunately, I believe he is the odd man out of the group.