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That move has been reversed this season as the Falcons try to get Beasley back to causing the kind of havoc he did with 15.5 sacks during the 2016 season. There will be no more dropping in coverage for Beasley, who listed more sacks and “more plays in the backfield” among the things he’s expecting this time around.
Defensive line coach Bryant Young also thinks there will be more energy.
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Duke Riley and De'Vondre Campbell are expected to join Deion Jones as the starters at linebacker while 2017 first-rounder Takkarist McKinley will pair with Beasley as edge rushers up front.The New Orleans Saints enter the NFL draft’s final day with five picks spread across the last four rounds.
New Orleans has had only two draft choices so far. They selected defensive end Marcus Davenport of Texas-San Antonio during Thursday night’s the first round and took Central Florida receiver Tre’Quan Smith during Friday night’s third round.
The Saints did not have a second round pick because it had been traded away a year earlier as part of deal that allowed New Orleans to draft running back Alvin Kamara in 2017.
The Saints entered the draft wanting urgently to upgrade their pass rush. They are also seeking depth on the offensive line, at tight end and at linebacker.