Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart 2019 Falcons Depth Chart

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Ever since their infamous run to the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons just haven’t looked right. They were 10-6 in 2017 before falling to 7-9 last year which included a 5 game losing streak that led them from 4-4 to out of the playoffs at 4-9. This offseason, the Falcons needed to invest heavily in both their front lines. Instead, they signed a trio of veterans and used their first two picks to acquire what will be a totally new offensive line. However, the defensive line went without any major overhaul.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
90
#7 QB
Kurt Benkert K. Benkert (3)
65
#110 QB
Matt Simms M. Simms (4)
54
# QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
68
#284 WR
Detrich Clark D. Clark (14)
69
#254 WR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
68
#284 WR
Detrich Clark D. Clark (14)
69
#254 WR
Quarterback QB
90
#7 QB
Kurt Benkert K. Benkert (3)
65
#110 QB
Matt Simms M. Simms (4)
54
# QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner (3)
69
#105 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Ra'Shede Hageman R. Hageman (3)
74
#99 DT
Defensive End DE
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Justin Zimmer J. Zimmer (3)
65
#76 DT
Right Defensive End RDE
Austin Larkin A. Larkin (3)
77
#65 DE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun (2)
68
#124 OLB
71
#95 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Chris Cooper C. Cooper (3)
65
#80 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner (3)
69
#105 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Ra'Shede Hageman R. Hageman (3)
74
#99 DT
Defensive End DE
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Justin Zimmer J. Zimmer (3)
65
#76 DT
Right Defensive End RDE
Austin Larkin A. Larkin (3)
77
#65 DE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun (2)
68
#124 OLB
71
#95 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Chris Cooper C. Cooper (3)
65
#80 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Defensive End DE
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

RBs
Player Rating
Devonta Freeman D. Freeman
90
Ito Smith I. Smith
78
Brian Hill B. Hill
73
Qadree Ollison Q. Ollison
75
Devon Johnson D. Johnson
71
Kenjon Barner K. Barner
76
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
Jeremy Langford J. Langford
72
Demario Richard D. Richard
67
Tony Brooks-James T. Brooks-James
74
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Devonta Freeman D. Freeman
90
RB 1 RB 1
Ito Smith I. Smith
78
RB 2 RB 2
Brian Hill B. Hill
73
RB 3 RB 3
Qadree Ollison Q. Ollison
75
RB 4 RB 4
Devon Johnson D. Johnson
71
RB 5 RB 5
Kenjon Barner K. Barner
76
RB 5 RB 5
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
RB 6 RB 6
Jeremy Langford J. Langford
72
RB 7 RB 7
Demario Richard D. Richard
67
RB 9 RB 9
Tony Brooks-James T. Brooks-James
74
RB 10 RB 10
TEs
Player Rating
Austin Hooper A. Hooper
86
Logan Paulsen L. Paulsen
71
Luke Stocker L. Stocker
75
Eric Saubert E. Saubert
68
Jaeden Graham J. Graham
69
Alex Gray A. Gray
68
Jake Roh J. Roh
67
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Austin Hooper A. Hooper
86
TE 1
Logan Paulsen L. Paulsen
71
TE 2
Luke Stocker L. Stocker
75
TE 3
Eric Saubert E. Saubert
68
TE 4
Jaeden Graham J. Graham
69
TE 6
Alex Gray A. Gray
68
TE 7
Jake Roh J. Roh
67
TE 8
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Chris Lindstrom C. Lindstrom
75
RG 1 G
Ty Sambrailo T. Sambrailo
72
RT 1 OT
James Carpenter J. Carpenter
81
LG 1 G
Jake Matthews J. Matthews
83
LT 1 OT
Alex Mack A. Mack
91
C 1 C
Adam Gettis A. Gettis
68
RG 2 G
Matt Gono M. Gono
68
LT 2 OT
Wes Schweitzer W. Schweitzer
62
C 2 C
Kaleb McGary K. McGary
75
RT 2 OT
Jamon Brown J. Brown
70
LG 2 G
Jaelin Robinson J. Robinson
71
RT 3 OT
Chandler Miller C. Miller
72
C 3 C
Dieugot Joseph D. Joseph
65
LT 3 OT
Lanard Bonner L. Bonner
71
LT 3 OT
Cam Keizur C. Keizur
68
C 3 C
John Wetzel J. Wetzel
67
LG 3 G
Sean Harlow S. Harlow
72
RG 3 G
Tommy Doles T. Doles
77
OL 18 OT
Chris Durant C. Durant
68
OL 19 OT

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Atlanta Falcons Falcons
89
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Atlanta Falcons
89
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Atlanta Falcons Falcons
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Atlanta Falcons
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Giorgio Tavecchio G. Tavecchio
74
K 1
Punters Rating
Matt Bosher M. Bosher
79
Punters Rating Depth Position
Matt Bosher M. Bosher
79
P 1

Is Devonta Freeman back from injury?

While the talk is all about Atlanta’s new offensive line, it’s also important to turn our attention to the running back who’s likely going to benefit from those improvements. After only appearing in 2 games last year, Freeman will undoubtedly be excited to be back on the field and resume his great skills from 2015-2017. When fully healthy, he’s one of the best backs in the league and so fun to watch. Within his second to fourth years in the league that saw him as a starter, Freeman scored 29 times through the ground and another 6 times through the air.

He’s a force in the running game and has the ability to be one of the most dominant backs in the league. However, coming off an injury, it’s not unreasonable to think he might not be the same player after the injury. He likely won’t see too much action in preseason which should help keep him fresh for the regular season. The good news for Freeman is his great history as a lethal back and there’s no question that he’ll be the first option in the Falcons’ backfield. 

RB depth behind Freeman

Behind Freeman will be a few good but not great options. Perhaps the weakest skill group on the offense, the running back spot is heavily front loaded on Freeman who figures to get a majority of touches. However, do expect Ito Smith, Brian Hill, and Kenjon Barner to receive some opportunities. If none of those names sound familiar, no worries. Smith is entering his second year in the league and rushed for 315 yards in year 1. He’s a decent option as the #2 back but doesn’t present anything too exciting.

Hill only has 31 carries to his name and has been a journeyman thus far into his career. Originally drafted by the Falcons back in 2017, this will be his second stint with the team after he carried for 157 yards last season. Barner has been around the league the longest but has yet to make much of a major impact. Barner has the most experience out of the trio and is likely to be both a rushing and receiving back for Atlanta. However, with Freeman slated to get the majority of looks, don’t expect Barner to get more than a few touches per game. 

Is Matt Ryan elite?

After his MVP season in 2016, Ryan took a major step back in 2017. However, his stats last year were reminiscent of 2016 and might even persuade fans that the real Ryan is back. He passed for 4,924 yards and 35 TDs last season and threw for a career low 1.2% interception rate. If this is truly the real Ryan, the Falcons might have a legitimate shot at the playoffs once again.

Compared to other quarterbacks, Ryan has never been the greatest passer or regarded as an elite QB. However, if he keeps this level of production up and proves to people that 2016 wasn’t a fluke, we could be witnessing a veteran quarterback entering the prime of his career. With Freeman back at the running back spot, teams will likely spread out their defense a bit more and allow Ryan to be even more precise with his passes.