Atlanta Falcons sign OLB Brooks Reed

Brooks Reed will boost the Falcons’ run defense, but he’s not the edge rusher they need and the edge rusher they’re paying him like, giving him 22.5 million over 5 years with 9 million guaranteed. Reed, a 2011 2nd round pick, has graded out above average in 3 of the 4 seasons he’s been in the league, making 54 starts in the process. The only exception was 2013, when he graded out 41st out of 42 eligible players. However, Reed has graded out negatively as a pass rusher in all 4 seasons, doing his best work against the run and, to a lesser extent, in coverage. The Falcons will probably play him in the Bruce Irvin role in their Seattle style defense and ask him to rush the passer off the edge in sub packages. That’s not his strength.

Grade: B-

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