Falcons’ Deion Jones earns second-highest Super Bowl ranking by LB 

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Falcons’ Deion Jones earns second-highest Super Bowl ranking by LB 

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12/07/2017 -- Atlanta, GA, - Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) celebrates after incepting the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Thursday, December 7, 2017. The Falcons beat the Saints, 20-7. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has earned the second-highest rating by any linebacker since 2006, according to Pro Football Focus.

Jones, then a rookie out of LSU, recorded a PFF rating of 87.9 when he totaled nine combined tackles, one forced fumble and one deflected pass in the Falcons’ Super Bowl LI loss to the New England Patriots. 

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis had the best rating by a linebacker since 2006 when he recorded a PFF rating of 88.7 in Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens.

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