Kroy Biermann is coming off of an Achilles injury, and Joplo Bartu is better suited for the weak side of the defense rather than the strong side. So the Falcons need to bring someone in who could upgrade the strong-side linebacker role. While they are at it, adding a dynamic pass-rusher would help as well.
Jeremiah Attaochu would have to be taken in the top of the second round, but he'd be an ideal fit for the Falcons in Biermann's role. He's a natural pass-rusher who can also create plays in the run game. If the Falcons do wind up signing a premier edge-rusher in free agency, they would need a good complement.
Attaochu is unique in that he just turned 21 this year and is already a college graduate with four years of ACC experience under his belt. He's also been a captain and would be an ideal player for the Falcons locker room. The Georgia Tech product could be the rookie leader in sacks when all is said and done.
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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.