3. Ade Ogundeji, OLB, Atlanta Falcons
There was nothing that was going to fix the Atlanta Falcons’ pass rush this past season, but keeping Ade Ogundeji as the starter every week was not the smartest decision.
Ogundeji did nothing in most of the games he played. While he was getting rotated with others, he still had the second-most snaps at the position, behind Lorenzo Carter. Arnold Ebiketie should have taken over for him at some point.
Ebiketie showed more promise than Ogundeji ever did this past season. Ade only had two sacks, three tackles for loss, and one quarterback hit this past year but somehow started every single game. Meanwhile, Ebiketie played about 30 fewer snaps and had two-and-a-half sacks, three tackles for loss, and 11 quarterback hits.
One quarterback hit vs. 11 quarterback hits, it seems to be no contest, which is why it was so maddening to see the second-year player starting over the rookie each week.