Atlanta Falcons: Five players to build a franchise around
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Ra’shede Hageman, DT, Age 24
Ra’shede Hageman makes the list, but this was a very difficult decision to make. I wanted to pick Paul Worrilow or even Brooks Reed, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Hageman has an extremely high ceiling which is why he makes the list.
Hageman is the projected starting defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 and has all of the tools to succeed. Hageman is 6-6, 318 pounds and has the potential to be a very good pass rusher from the tackle position.
On top of being a potentially great defensive tackle, Hageman is also a tremendous special teams player. He blocked three kicks in 2014 to lead all rookies in that category. While there aren’t many stats on Hageman, this is a risky pick, but I feel like he will live up to the hype.