Is linebacker corps Falcons' best unit?


We're just nine days away until Atlanta Falcons players and coaches report to training camp.

It will be the first training camp for head coach Arthur Smith and staff, including new defensive coordinator Dean Pees. One position group that doesn't have a giant question mark surrounding it heading into the 2021 season is the linebacker corps.

The Falcons' linebackers was the strongest position on the defense in the 2020 season. Deion Jones was the team's sack leader with 4.5.

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Do we feel better about the linebackers because we know these guys, or do we feel better about them because we think they're good?

"They're really good, actually," Randy McMichael of The Midday Show said.

After Jones you have rising star Foye Oluokun and 2020 fourth-round pick Mykal Walker.

"Foye took another step, and he's got the goods to take another one. I really like this young man, how he plays," Randy continued. "Then you look at Mykal Walker who is going to play a lot. He's going to be on the field a whole lot this year because he's so versatile. He can run, he can hit, he can cover; he can do so many different things so you always got to find a place for him. So I think the linebacking core is going to be okay."