There is no expert out there that will say the Atlanta Falcons pass rush is good enough.
There is no debate, the Atlanta Falcons pass rush situation on the outside is a disaster. With the arrest of Barkevious Mingo and his subsequent release, they managed to get even worse.
Mingo was not going to be counted on too much by the Atlanta Falcons, but that does not mean his loss does not matter. He was a veteran that could has the experience to provide a solid contribution, but obviously the Falcons have now lost that.
The Atlanta Falcons losing Barkevious Mingo makes a horrible situation even worse. They cannot afford to wait, they must make an aggressive move now
Most Atlanta Falcons fans know the two big names out there that are still left unsigned, Melvin Ingram and Justin Houston. Either one of those names would be a big addition, and obviously would put the position in a better position, even before losing Barkevious Mingo.
It is apparent who the majority of Atlanta Falcons fans want, Justin Houston. Houston would make his return to Georgia if he were to sign with the team and would give them a serious upgrade at the position, compared to what they currently have.
Justin Houston would arguably become the Falcons’ best outside pass rusher, assuming Dante Fowler Jr. does not take a major step up.
The one question though, would either of these players be willing to come to the Atlanta Falcons?
That remains to be seen, and it would seem that this question becomes an even bigger issue when it comes to Justin Houston. Yes, he would be coming back home, but that does not mean he wants to go play for a team that could potentially not even contend?
Houston has few years left, it may take a bit more money to get him to come to an unproven team. Needless to say, either of these two players could potentially sign any day. The Atlanta Falcons cannot afford to let both of them slip away.
Out of all the questions, there is one that is undebatable. The Atlanta Falcons are in dire need of pass rush help, with few choices left it gives them little time to make a move.