Aug 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow (49) during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Worrilow Moves Up Depth Chart

The Falcons released another Depth chart in anticipation of this Thursday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  This time, there were finally some changes.  After having to cut the roster down to 75 players, I’m sure that a few changes had to be made.  Considering that Nick Clancy was the guy behind Nicholas and he was cut, Paul Worrilow had to step in as the second linebacker.

Worrilow became somewhat of a household name in Falcons households.  The first preseason game, he had 12 tackles.  The second, where he had less playing time, he still managed 6, a sack, and a forced fumble (that technically didn’t actually happen) Last week with very little play time, he still managed a couple tackles.  It’s safe to say that Worrilow is a complete and total beast.  He deserves to be with the second string at least.  He has definitely proven himself dominant over non starters.  I would be surprised if he didn’t get any first string snaps coming up soon.

Joplo Bartu is another guy making a name for himself.  He had a lot of playing time in Tennessee and looked very good.  A few tackles and a forced fumble and turnover, Bartu is also a surprising power rising up from the undrafted free agents.  On this depth chart, he is slated as the third stringer behind Weatherspoon and Robert James.  James hasn’t done anything to lose his job, but Joplo Bartu seems like a more complete player.  He will probably end up as the backup to Weatherspoon anyway.

What do you guys see for these two Linebackers?

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