Atlanta Falcons: 3 players with rising stock after Week 4

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 01: Tevin Coleman (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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3. Brooks Reed, DE

Defensive end Brooks Reed had himself a game in the defeat. As hard as it was to watch the Bills extend drives at the end, it was somewhat understandable as they have a powerful offensive line and one of the best running backs in the entire NFL in LeSean McCoy. Outside of Shady McCoy, they also have an escape-artist quarterback in Tyrod Taylor that continually found his way out of trouble.

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That didn’t mean that no one on Atlanta made it difficult on the Bills offense, and none did that more so than Brooks Reed. He registered seven tackles with one being a sack and two going for a loss. With 2016 NFL sack leader Vic Beasley out with a hamstring injury, the big day from Reed was much needed. He now leads the team with three sacks on the season and is finally living up to the big contract given to him a few seasons ago when he left the Houston Texans.

When Beasley gets back the combination of him and Reed could be dangerous, especially when looking at who else on the front-seven has been playing at a high level. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also had seven tackles and two for a loss and linebacker Deion Jones went for eight tackles and a sack. Those two at least deserve honorable mentions in this one.