Quinn also plans to do some experimenting at the defensive tackle spots.
“We’ll need to play them some in the game together, because that could happen,” Quinn said. “We’ve featured some, you probably saw on third down, Grady (Jarrett) and Jack (Crawford) together. I want to work some of Senat and McClain together.”
Quinn is comfortable with how both play the run.
“Both of them have a real similar skill set, quickness, quick feet, really square,” Quinn said. “That part, I think, in the run game I feel good. I’m always looking for pass rushers and different ways to affect the QB. If you know any, we’re still looking.”
Poe played 786 defensive snaps (74.6 percent) last season, second only to Jarrett (794, 75.3 percent). With Poe, the Falcons run defense improved eight spots in NFL rankings. They finished 2017 in the top 10, ranked ninth as they gave up 104.1 yards per game.
McClain, who’s entering his eighth season, played with the Redskins in 2017 and was originally a third-round pick by the Panthers in 2011.
Senat, who lifted 225 pounds 25 times at the scouting combine, played at South Florida.
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