Atlanta Falcons: Winners and losers from preseason win over Titans

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Winners- Derek Akunne, OLB

Aug 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons linebacker Derek Akunne (49) talks with linebacker Vic Beasley (44) as they walk off of the field after their preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have had a lot of success with undrafted linebackers. Both Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu went undrafted in 2013 and have both turned out to be very solid players in the past two years. Derrick Akunne could very well join that list when it is all said and done. Akunne led the Falcons with eight tackles on the night and continues to turn heads whether it be at practice or during this game.

Akunne’s main competition will be against Marquis Spruill who is coming off of a torn ACL as a rookie in 2014. After one game of play, Akunne has the edge over Spruill who managed just one tackle on the night.