How this works: Back on Feb. 19, Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders penned this piece on pre-draft needs for NFC South squads. With the draft done -- check Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades here and Todd McShay's grades here -- FBO revisits the NFC South.
Atlanta Falcons: Defensive end
Heading into the draft, we wrote that defensive end was the Falcons' biggest need -- and then the Falcons ignored the position completely in the draft.
Defensive end John Abraham, the Falcons' premier pass-rusher, had only 5.5 sacks last year. As a team, the Falcons were 26th in the NFL with 5.6 percent adjusted sack rate. ASR measures sacks and intentional groundings per pass player, adjusting for situation and opponent.