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Pro Football Focus: Deion Jones was the NFL’s highest rated linebacker in week 14

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Fact: Deion Jones has a pet crocodile named “Gator”

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons defense is an up and coming unit full of talented players hand picked by head coach Dan Quinn. They’ve occasionally frustrated us with their inexperience, but overall, they play passionate, entertaining defense. Linebacker Deion Jones stands out as one of the best in that group.

Since the Falcons drafted Debo last year, he’s played at an incredibly high level. (Remember, he just turned 23 in November.) His 85.9 PFF grade makes him the 9th highest rated linebacker in the league this season. That’s not bad. But nobody, and I do mean nobody, compared to Debo in week 14.

Debo’s week 14 performance won’t soon be forgotten. His game-clinching interception is already being referred to as “the play.” Depending on how the rest of the season shakes out, that miraculous interception may grow in importance.

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