A weak point of Dan Quinn's defense, Atlanta has spent years trying to upgrade the edge-rush position to no avail. They spent the week shedding cap space and watching the likes of Austin Hooper land elsewhere in free agency in hopes of landing a player they believe can bring heat off the edge.
Fowler is that man.
After disappointing as the No. 3 overall pick in Jacksonville, Fowler spent the past year and a half rehabbing his image in Los Angeles. In his first full season with the Rams on a prove-it deal, Fowler compiled 11.5 sacks, 58 tackles (16 for loss) and six passes defended. The 25-year-old showed he could win one-on-one matchups on the edge.
He also reunites with Quinn, who coached him at Florida.