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Outside linebackers: Who? Where? When?

Will the Falcons look at USC's Matthews in Rd. 1?

It's no secret. The Falcons are going to be in the market for one if not two outside linebackers to plug into their defense. And what better place to get some young, talented playmakers to fill in than at the NFL Draft next month. Here's a look at some of the top prospects who will be available when Atlanta's selections are about to be made...

I have always thought of the Outside linebacker position as being arguably the best athletes on a defense. Typically, they are asked to cover tight ends, backs and slot receivers at different times while also being counted on to stop the run and rush the quarterback depending on the scheme and the down-and-distance. They are typically the biggest playmakers on the field and they can be the... Recommended Stories

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