Falcons: Jaylinn Hawkins is becoming a breakout impact player on the defense

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In what can only be described as a breath of fresh air, the Falcons are getting great production out of second-year player Jaylinn Hawkins in the wake of injuries and inconsistency at the safety position:

While PFF grades and box score stats aren’t a tell-all, Hawkins has passed the eye test with flying colors. He didn’t play a ton as a rookie, and he became a bit of an afterthought after Richie Grant was drafted. However, Hawkins has nabbed two interceptions in as many weeks, one being a crucial stop in the endzone:



As you can see on both passes, Hawkins displayed some impressive break on the ball and completely flipped the field for the Falcons. With AJ Terrell playing so well, Hawkins’ presence on the back end is very welcoming. When you consider he’s only 24 years old, you can get even more excited. The Falcons will need him to keep making plays if they want to keep winning games.

Thanks for reading about the progression of Jaylinn Hawkins. If you liked this article, check out another piece from Jake on how the Falcons are perfectly aligned to finally get over .500.

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