Atlanta Falcons Free Agency Big Board: Pass Rushers

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Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome. Falcons won 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

"Welcome to the first edition of the Big Board by BloggingDirty. Starting today, there will be a new big board on each position that the Atlanta Falcons need in the 2015 off-season. The first will be: DE/OLB Pass Rushers"

With free agency starting soon, teams will be rushing to snatch their players from their big board. The Atlanta Falcons, with their renovated 33.5 million dollars in cap space, will be rushing to fill their big spots on the depth chart.

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The Falcons and Thomas Dimitroff did a fine job clearing up cap space, which included cutting veterans like RB Steven Jackson, DE Jonathan Massaquoi, WR Harry Douglas, and OG Justin Blalock. Now Dimitroff will have room to do what he wants in free agency.

Before we get to specifics and the Big Board, let’s go over the positions that this team needs to address.

Defensive End

The Atlanta Falcons need pass rushers, period. With Massaquoi being released, this leaves an even bigger need for more defensive ends that can get to the quarterback.

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Running Back

Devonta Freeman is promising, but it would be too big of a risk to not bring another running back into the roster.

Offensive Line

Gabe Carimi will not be back next year, and Blalock was recently released. The offensive line needs some serious work.

Tight End

Levine Toilolo just can’t seem to get the job done. The Atlanta Falcons and specifically Matt Ryan need a tight end that can take some pressure off of the receivers, especially in the red zone.

The Rest

Cornerback, Middle Linebacker (re-sign Sean Weatherspoon?), Wide Receiver.

Now, onto the 2015 Big Board. Today will be the Defensive Ends Pass Rushers Edition.

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