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Impressive Falcons rookie Grady Jarrett to earn more playing time, per Dan Quinn

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The promising defensive tackle has carved out a larger role.

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Grady Jarrett hasn't gotten a ton of snaps in 2015, but he's made his snaps counts, generating pressure and making a handful of nice stops along the way. Those plays have earned him a longer look, per Dan Quinn.

Jarrett is a deserving player, and the Falcons can certainly get him more playing time at the expense of Jonathan Babineaux and Adrian Clayborn, which would keep the former fresh and allow the latter to play more end than nickel defensive tackle. Chances are this isn't going to be the kind of promotion that sees Jarrett suddenly picking up 40 snaps per game, especially given the heavy rotation on the interior of the Falcons' defensive line, but he should steadily gain more playing time if he can maintain his current level of play.

Long-term, Jarrett should be a key cog along the defensive front, and it's encouraging to see him realize some of his considerable promise this early in his career.