2015 Depth Charts Update: Atlanta Falcons

A breakdown of the Atlanta Falcons' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

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2015 Depth Charts Update: Atlanta Falcons


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Notes

  • Atlanta have the makings of a solid, if unspectacular offensive line, particularly if Chris Chester replaced the struggling Peter Konz at left guard. The big concern is how second-year left tackle Jake Matthews can progress. His rookie struggles were well documented, and when all was said and done, he finished the year as our lowest-graded offensive tackle.
  • With Steven Jackson and Jaquizz Rodgers no longer in the backfield, there’s a lot of unknown waiting to compete for snaps. Second-year back Devonta Freeman figures to get a long look after showing flashes as a receiver out of the backfield as a rookie. Antone was a big play machine, with three touchdown receptions of 40 or more yards on just 13 receptions. Freeman’s main competition to be the team’s starter however, is rookie Tevin Coleman. A talented runner at Indiana, he’ll push Freeman for opportunities in his debut season.
  • New head coach Dan Quinn will want to mould the defense in his own way, and that starts up front. First-round draft pick Vic Beasley will compete with Kroy Biermann for one starting spot at defensive end, and it’s a competition he has more than enough skill to win based on what we saw from him at Clemson. There are question marks across the line, though, and it will be interesting to see how Tyson Jackson performs in the ‘Red Bryant’ role.
  • Desmond Trufant is on the verge of joining the elite group of cornerbacks, but outside of him there are question marks at the position. Robert Alford hasn’t come close to the success that Trufant has, with both entering the league in the same draft, while rookie Jalen Collins looks poised to gain a starting role in his debut season. He was one of the better players in a weak cornerback class, and the Falcons will need him to hit the ground running in 2015.

 

  • Dalen Erickson

    Moeaki is an underated player. Hes pretty well rounded. Good athleticism, good speed, good hands, decent run blocking. If he can stay healthy I expect him to play the most snaps at TE. Tamme is more of a wide TE who’s good in the red zone and can play the slot well but isnt much of a blocker

    • Left footed pitcher

      Waiting for it … OK … 19 words in.

      • Dalen Erickson

        huh? Just an optimistic view of a player that hasnt had many opportunities in the last two years. Clearly he is not an ideal starter amongst the TEs they have currently, I expect him to do well if he can stay healthy (BIG if here)

        • Left footed pitcher

          I love him as a player too, and thought Seattle might have found a steal off the scrap heap last year … but he’s probably running out of chances. Good luck Tony.

          • Dalen Erickson

            Me too man, me too. He definitely HAS to capitalize on this opportunity or the league will say goodbye to him before he knows it.