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Paul Worrilow?

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It seems there are many differing opinions on Paul Worrilow.

First, let's get our facts straight on Worrilow: He is a second year UDFA linebacker from Delaware who led the NFL in tackles in preseason, played in all 16 games, and recorded 79 solo tackles, 48 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 1 pass defended, 4 stuffs, and 13 stuff yards in his rookie season. That's 127 total tackles in 790 snaps-a 16.1% tackling rate-,which is second only to Vontaze Burfict's league-leading 16.4% tackling rate. He also had 19 tackles in the 11/3/13 game against the Panthers, tying a Falcons record set against the Patriots by Curtis Lofton in 2009. And to add on to all this, he has an amazing work ethic, is humble, a competitor, and a leader.

(Credit to Rotoworld and ESPN for the stats)

My opinion: He won't be cut. He is just too promising to let go, and we do not want him to be "the one that got away". I mean, seriously, what is the risk in keeping him? He is on a very low salary, showed very well playing in preseason and regular games, and has an awesome name. What I am saying is Worrilow is low risk, high reward. And, for those saying "What about all the linebackers we drafted and signed in undrafted FA?", well, most importantly, they are unproven in the NFL, and secondly, they can go on the practice squad and develop for a year if the coaching staff think they have any real upside. Now, one last thing: As jcoop85 asked, "When was the last time a player led his team in tackles in his first couple years and then was cut the during offseason?"

To sumarize, the base of my argument against everyone saying that he will be cut is he still has potential that he has yet to realize. I think everyone saying that he will be cut is just basing that on his first season in the NFL and the fact that we appear to have amazing competion(and I admit Worrilow is a part of that and WILL still have to earn his spot) at the linebacker positon..

And with that, I would like to know just how differing your opinions on Paul Worrilow are, so please, vote and discuss!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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