Atlanta Falcons: Projecting the defensive starters

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Dec 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons linebacker Nate Stupar (52), defensive end Stansly Maponga (90), inside linebacker Joplo Bartu (59), and inside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) prepare to be introduced before their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Georgia Dome. The Steelers won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

With training camp right around the corner, we can now try and piece together the 11 men who will start on defense for the Atlanta Falcons. This defense is shaping up to be a much improved squad from years past, but still has positions up fro grabs.

The top position battles heading into camp include the second cornerback spot and free safety. This is strictly speculation at this point and may shake out a different way, but this won’t be very far off from what the unit will look like against the Philadelphia Eagles in week one.