In need of a pass-rusher

Five teams, including Atlanta, that have to be thinking pass-rusher in 2014

Updated: October 13, 2013, 12:35 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

Osi Umenyiora Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY SportsOsi Umenyiora is the Falcons' best pass-rusher at the moment, but he's on the wrong side of 30.

If this ends up as a lost season for the Atlanta Falcons, people will point to the poor start compounded by the injury to Julio Jones and talk about how that was too much to recover from. But like some other struggling teams, such as the Giants, Jaguars, Steelers and even the Eagles, a poor pass rush is also a major culprit in Atlanta.

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