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1. DT Dontari Poe Poe bet on himself by signing a "prove it" deal with the Atlanta Falcons, and we think it paid off. The 27-year-old mass of a man was always regarded as a strong run stopper, and he lived up to that. But even with Vic Beasley having a down season, Poe helped provide interior pressure, too, on occasion. He especially stepped up big in late-season, close victories over the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks that helped the Falcons get back in the postseason. You just don't find men his size who can clog up lanes and still make plays. Perhaps he's not the consistently dynamic defender we hoped when he was the 11th pick in the 2012 draft. But you can bet he'll get a longer-term deal now that he answered questions about his stamina and health after the Kansas City Chiefs let him walk. We don't know if the Falcons will make a concerted effort to keep him at the price it will cost, but the vacancy will be big if he leaves. It would not be a surprise to see a team such as the Detroit Lions or Tennessee Titans make a play for him to anchor their defenses, and a return to Kansas City can't be ruled out entirely. There's a long-term worry about his prior back injury and the heavy workload he's endured in only six seasons — especially the past five. Poe rarely leaves the field, which shows the value he holds ... but can that hold up over time?

1. DT Dontari Poe Poe bet on himself by signing a "prove it" deal with the Atlanta Falcons, and we think it paid off. The 27-year-old mass of a man