By Scott Carasik
One position the Falcons might be fine to ignore this offseason is linebacker. Currently, they have a linebacker group under contract that includes Pro Bowler Deion Jones, promising young weak-side linebacker Foye Oluokun, the versatile De’Vondre Campbell and solid depth in the form of Duke Riley, Bruce Carter and Jermaine Grace. That depth chart has enough talent to be one of the best linebacker groups in the NFL.
The real question comes after 2019. Jones, Campbell and Carter all have their contracts ending at the end of the 2019 season. Riley and Grace would be out of their contracts and control after 2020. So, the Falcons need to look into potentially adding some depth for the future. Here are six linebacker prospects for Atlanta to consider in the 2019 NFL draft.
The Falcons already have a guy that people compare Devin White to in Deion Jones. White is a better stack-and-shed run defender than Jones, but as a pass coverage linebacker, Jones is better. They could learn from each other. The linebacker corps could be scary good with White, Jones and Oluokun or Campbell starting in the base...