EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
The edge rusher position is arguably the Falcons’ top priority heading into the draft, before free agency at least. Atlanta had the second-fewest sacks (21) in the 2022 season. Arnold Ebiketie and DeAngelo Malone fared well in their rookie campaigns, but the Falcons have to continue to build up the edge rusher position. Myles Murphy has a combination of size, speed and physicality to emerge as a dominant edge rusher in the NFL with guidance and time, of course, and I believe defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen can help the Clemson product get there.
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DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson
Grady Jarrett needs help on the defensive interior. It’s uncertain when Ta’Quon Graham will return due to a knee injury he suffered last season and four defensive lineman including Abdullah Anderson, Jaleel Johnson, Matt Dickerson, and Vincent Taylor will all be free agents this offseason. Even if the Falcons acquire a defensive lineman through free agency, Bryan Bresee would still be a solid option for the Falcons to take. Despite the injuries Bresee dealt with at Clemson, he’s displayed that he can be threat along the interior due to his natural strength, size and motor. There’s no question that Bresee wouldn’t be a great addition alongside Jarrett.
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