Atlanta Falcons: Five players to watch against Saints

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3) Paul Worrilow

Dec 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (82) makes a catch covered by Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Worrilow is a perfect example of a guy playing for his job security with the Atlanta Falcons. Worrilow has racked up a ton of tackles in his tenure with the Falcons, but that doesn’t show the type of player that he really is.

Worrilow has ranked near the bottom with his below average play at the middle linebacker position and will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. Many are projecting the Falcons to use their 2016 first round pick on a linebacker and that could mean that Worrilow’s time in Atlanta is nearly over.

Worrilow needs a huge game against the Saints in order to maybe keep him around if he is willing to take a rather small sum of money. Worrilow isn’t good enough to be a starting linebacker in the NFL, but him as a backup wouldn’t be all that bad if it doesn’t cost the team much.