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1. Brian Orakpo
If the Falcons want the most versatile pass-rusher on the free-agent market, they need to look no further than Orakpo. He's a guy who can fill what Kroy Biermann's role was. The only difference is that he could do it way better, is more athletic and has better pass-rush production.
2. Greg Hardy
Hardy is someone who can line up at defensive end and the 3-technique defensive tackle role. He'd basically play what Jonathan Babineaux did in 2012 and 2013, only he's a top-level player in the role and plays with nastiness and anger. He's just going to be priced at the top of the market.
3. Michael Johnson
Johnson is a typical base end from a 4-3 defense. However, he has the athletic ability to do damage in the same role John Abraham played in 2012, where he stood up, aligned himself on both sides of the defense and even dropped into coverage on some plays.
Round 1: Jadeveon Clowney
Clowney could be dominant for the Falcons. His motivation issues that show up on film could be easily corrected with a coach like Bryan Cox who would continually get the best out of him. With Clowney showing the fire and determination at his best every play, Atlanta's pass rush could be the best in the NFL.
Rounds 2 and 3: Jeremiah Attaochu
If they can't get Clowney in Round 1, Attaochu would be the perfect fit for them in Round 2. He's a top-tier athlete who can play the Kroy Biermann role in the defense. His experience in both the 3-4 and the 4-3 would only help him, as his versatility would be adored by Mike Nolan.
Rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7: Shaquil Barrett
In any other year, Barrett would be a third-round pick and in the Senior Bowl. This year, he's not even a combine invitee. The Falcons could take advantage of the versatile pass-rusher who compares favorably to Wallace Gilberry.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.