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Every NFL team's biggest headache heading into 2019 season

Yardbarker Logo By Seth Trachtman of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 32: Simply put, former first-round picks Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley need to play better this season. The Falcons tied for 22nd with 37 sacks last season, which is unacceptable given the investment Atlanta has made in the two young edge rushers. Beasley had only five sacks in each of the last two seasons after recording a league-high 15.5 sacks in 2016, while McKinley has 13 sacks through two NFL seasons. The team is also counting on defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who is playing for a big contract.

Atlanta Falcons: pass rush

Simply put, former first-round picks Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley need to play better this season. The Falcons tied for 22nd with 37 sacks last season, which is unacceptable given the investment Atlanta has made in the two young edge rushers. Beasley had only five sacks in each of the last two seasons after recording a league-high 15.5 sacks in 2016, while McKinley has 13 sacks through two NFL seasons. The team is also counting on defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who is playing for a big contract.

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