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Ricardo Allen: Grade, 80

Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his game saving interception in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Ricardo Allen was thrusted into the starting free safety spot in the off-season and has made three starts before getting injured in the Falcons’ week 3 match up against the Dallas Cowboys. Allen has 17 tackles and an interception, but was benched for taking bad routes before getting injured. Allen is very young and has a lot to learn, so this type of play is more than expected. So far, not so bad. Let’s hope he has a speedy recovery and is back out on the field sooner than later.