4) Brooks Reed, OLB
Brooks Reed was without a doubt one of the Atlanta Falcons’ biggest disappointments in 2015. After signing a multi-year contract, Reed battled through a nagging hip injury for most of the season and stumbled into the offseason with just 10 total tackles.
For a player signed to a long-term deal, 10 tackles just isn’t going to cut it injury or not. It’s been argued that Reed was overweight last season and that very well could have played into his injuries, but that is a thing of the past.
Many reports showed that Reed had lost anywhere from 10-20 pounds during the offseason and that has him moving better than ever. And in a season in which the Falcons have a lot of linebackers that are vying for snaps, Reed needs to be ready to rock-and-roll for training camp.
The linebacking corps is going to be one of the major training camp talks with each position being fairy wide open. Look for Reed to bounce back and find him a spot that has him out on the field making plays in the Georgia Dome.
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