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One Falcon To Watch In The 2nd Half of 2014: Prince Shembo

Prince Shembo goes as himself for Halloween.

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Now, we Falcons fans haven't gotten to see much of Prince Shembo in these last few games.  He's been active, but from what it sounds like, there is some lingering knee injury that has kept him from literally running away with a starting spot.

Before the injury, Shembo was coming along quite nicely. A monster performance versus the New York Giants had him with 14 tackles, and much needed experience as a part of the starting defense. He's shown similar instincts to Worrilow in terms of finding the ball carrier, and is also an upgrade over him and Bartu in coverage.  Defensive Coordinator Mike Nolan was beginning to use Prince in more creative ways; sending him on the edge and in blitzes. From what we've seen so far, we have reason to believe he can be disruptive.

Now assuming Prince has already healed up a bit from the weeks that he's virtually been inactive, the bye week should have him up to full speed again by the time Atlanta faces off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He has earned the starting spot opposite of Worrilow, and should make a positive impact on the defense depending on his health.

Outisde of Matthews, do you think Shembo has been the most impressive rookie this season?