Atlanta Falcons: Projecting the defensive starters

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Paul Soliai – NT

Oct 26, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai (96) enters the field before the game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium. The Lions defeated the Falcons 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Soliai is exactly what you want at the nose tackle position. He will be heading into his second year with the Falcons and will play the same role he did a season ago. His main objective is to clog the hole and to take on the center and guard position.

Soliai had a quite 2014 season, but should be more involved with the improved talent around him enabling him to create one-on-one pass-rush situations for his teammates.