NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt released his 2016 All-Rookie Team
last week and included former and current Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones.
Linebacker: Deion Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Draft position: Round 2, No. 52 overall.
Jones is one of the new breed of linebackers, where the emphasis is on speed and the ability to run toward the ball. He played in 15 games (13 starts) and finished with 108 tackles -- the most among rookies -- three picks for a league-high 165 return yards (with two returned for touchdowns) and a forced fumble.