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2016 NFL Free Agency: Will Atlanta go shopping for a safety again?

It's a position of need for Atlanta.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons seem likely to part ways with William Moore in 2016, which leaves Atlanta with Ricardo Allen at free safety, and some combination of Robenson Therezie and Kemal Ishmael at strong safety. That's unlikely to stand.

Knowing the Falcons will likely have a need at safety and that this is a relatively weak draft class after the first few players on the board—and here I am relying heavily on outside opinions, so take that with a grain of salt—it seems likely the team will dip into free agency to give themselves options.

Here's a look at the top safeties available, and I'll highlight a few I think the Falcons might be interested in. Hat tip to for the list.

Isa Abdul-Quddus, Detroit Lions
Husain Abdullah, Kansas City Chiefs
Antonio Allen, New York Jets
Will Allen, Pittsburgh Steelers
Colt Anderson, Indianapolis Colts
Mark Barron, Los Angeles Rams
Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs
Robert Blanton, Minnesota Vikings
Omar Bolden, Denver Broncos
Tyvon Branch, Kansas City Chiefs
David Bruton, Denver Broncos
Rafael Bush, New Orleans Saints
Chris Conte, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Craig Dahl, New York Giants
Louis Delmas, Miami Dolphins
Quintin Demps, Houston Texans
Charles Godfrey, Atlanta Falcons
Robert Golden, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland Browns

Roman Harper, Carolina Panthers
James Ihedigbo, Detroit Lions
George Iloka, Cincinnati Bengals
Jaiquawn Jarrett, New York Jets
Rashad Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
Don Jones, Cleveland Browns
Shiloh Keo, Denver Broncos
Dwight Lowery, Indianapolis Colts
Sherrod Martin, Chicago Bears
Taylor Mays, Oakland Raiders
Danny McCray, Dallas Cowboys
Brandon Meriweather, New York Giants
Ryan Mundy, Chicago Bears
Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Prosinski, Chicago Bears
Sean Richardson, Green Bay Packers
Brandian Ross, San Diego Chargers
Jamarca Sanford, New Orleans Saints
Andrew Sendejo, Minnesota Vikings
Keith Tandy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Walter Thurmond, Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers
Tavon Wilson, New England Patriots

Safeties to Watch

Eric Berry: Because we all have dreams.

David Bruton: A solid tackler, special teams ace, and occasional big play artist, Bruton could be the kind of stopgap veteran option at safety the Falcons might be looking for. The drawbacks are that he's started very few games in his career, his upside is probably pretty capped, and he may not be an upgrade over Ishmael.

Charles Godfrey: He's familiar with the scheme, he played just fine when he was in the game, and he'll be cheap. If you like Therezie and Ishmael (and I suspect the Falcons do), he's the kind of guy you'd consider bringing back.

Robert Golden: A part-time starter, special teamer, and pretty young at 25, Golden seems like that out-of-nowhere signing that could be a valuable addition to the mix. Like Bruton, the question is how well he'd hold up with multiple starts under his belt, and whether he's a big improvement over what the Falcons have.

Tashaun Gibson: Obviously talented and still very young, Gibson may not make it out of Cleveland, and he hasn't started 16 games in his career. He'd be the kind of home run signing I don't necessarily expect the Falcons to make, but I like him a great deal.

George Iloka: We've talked about him already, but Iloka is a steady veteran who would be an obvious upgrade over what Atlanta has. The hardest part might be prying him out of Cincinnati.

Eric Weddle: He'll be a free agent for sure, he's talented enough to play well in Atlanta despite his advancing age, and he's by all accounts a terrific dude. I doubt the Falcons will land him, but as a safety solution for the next 2-3 years, there are few options on the market that will be anywhere near as good.

Who's your pick?