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NFL Draft: What does the Falcons depth chart look like after adding Keanu Neal?

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There's an obvious answer here and ... well, just the obvious one.

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No matter where you stand on the Keanu Neal pick, it's pretty clear that he's being brought in to compete for a starting job from day one. Considering the existing options on the roster, where exactly does Neal figure to fit on the depth chart?

First, let's take a quick look at what the Falcons defense likely looks like today.

Defensive Tackles: Ra'Shede Hageman, Grady Jarrett

Defensive Ends: Adrian Clayborn, Vic Beasley/Derrick Shelby

Middle Linebacker: Paul Worrilow

Weakside Linebacker: Philip Wheeler/Sean Weatherspoon

Strongside Linebacker: Brooks Reed

Cornerback: Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford

Free Safety: Ricardo Allen

Strong Safety: Kemal Ishmael

Given what Quinn and Dimitroff said during the presser on Thursday evening, it's clear they see Neal in the strong safety role. In Quinn's defense, that role isn't just important for run support - they need that player to be capable of covering running backs and tight-ends. That's why Neal's athleticism and speed are so important. His experience at both safety positions makes him ideally suited to both "in the box" work and coverage responsibilities. It's pretty clear that - in all likelihood - Kemal Ishmael will move back to a reserve position while Neal takes over starting duties at strong safety.

What are your thoughts on the rookie starting over Ishmael in 2016?