Atlanta Falcons roster: Projecting the 53 Players

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It’s clear the Atlanta Falcons roster is in a massive overhaul. Losing Matt Ryan was tough, but now the page gets turned. We’re getting closer to finding out the final 53-man roster as training camp battles heat up. With that in mind, here are my projections for what the Falcons roster will look like Week 1 of the regular season.

QB’s (2)

Marcus Mariota

Desmond Ridder

RB’s (3)

Damien Williams

Caleb Huntley

Ty Allgeier

Offensive Utility Players (2)

Cordarrelle Patterson (RB/WR)

Feleipe Franks (QB/TE)

WR’s (5)

Drake London

Bryan Edwards

Olamide Zaccheaus

Auden Tate

Frank Darby

TE’s (4)

Kyle Pitts

Anthony Firkser

John FitzPatrick

Parker Hesse

FB (1)

Keith Smith

OL (9)

Jake Matthews

Jalen Mayfield

Matt Hennessy

Drew Dalman

Chris Lindstrom

Kaleb McGary

Colby Gossett

Justin Schaffer

Germain Ifedi

DL/EDGE (9)

Grady Jarrett

Arnold Ebiketie

Lorenzo Carter

Ade Ogundeji

DeAngelo Malone

Vincent Taylor

Anthony Rush

Ta’Quon Graham

Marlon Davidson

LB (4)

Mykal Walker

Troy Anderson

Rashaan Evans

Nick Kwiatkowski

CB (6)

AJ Terrell

Casey Hayward Jr.

Isaiah Oliver

Darren Hall

Teez Tabor

Dee Alford

SAF’s (4)

Erik Harris

Richie Grant

Dean Marlowe

Jaylinn Hawkins

Specialists (3)

Younghoe Koo (K)

Liam McCullough (LS)

Seth Vernon (P)

Notes:

  • Deion Jones is missing, I expect him to be traded to create cap relief. Especially after the Jeff Schultz report of “If Jones had a leadership presence for younger players, the team could justify keeping him in 2022. But he has been anything but that.” Could the Falcons keep a fifth linebacker if they were to move on from Jones? Absolutely. However with Nate Landman and Kuony Deng being added as UDFA’s I expect one of them to be on the practice squad in case of emergencies.
  • Yes, six CB’s. I personally feel that the defensive back group as a whole would benefit from keeping Teez Tabor who has shown the versatility to play both CB and Safety at the NFL level.
  • Personally feel that there will only be five WR’s on roster because I expect Cordarrelle Patterson to really contribute in more of an offensive weapon role as opposed to being the main bell cow at the RB position. As the season went on Patterson’s touches came more from the receiving position than they had all season, and I expect that trend to continue with the additions of Ty Allgeier and Damien Williams who should hopefully be able to help shoulder the responsibilities of RB1 for this coming season.
  • Looking at the roster, I’d love to see them add a veteran offensive lineman to help bolster the offensive line and support the run game, veterans like JC Tretter or Nick Easton would be ideal but any solid vet would be appreciated.

What are your thoughts on my roster projection? Let me know!

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Author: Hunter Thompson

NFL and NFL Draft Analyst, Avid Falcons fan, and lover of all things football.

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