Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart 2020 Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart

0-0, T-1st NFC South

vs SEA

5:00 pm GMT , 9/13

After the departure of Devonta Freeman, the Atlanta Falcons will hand over the starting job to a former Georgia Bulldog, Todd Gurley. He will look to prove he is healthy and can still be a strong starting back in this league. The passing attack continues to be one of the best in the league with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley as the WR1 and WR2. However Atlanta doesn’t have ton of depth behind them with Russell Gage and Laquon Treadwell. The Falcons traded for Hayden Hurst after Austin Hooper left to the Cleveland Browns. This will be Hurst’s first time as a start in the league.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
85
#10 QB
Running Back RB
Wide Receiver WR
68
#426 WR
Christian Blake C. Blake (3)
67
#555 WR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
68
#426 WR
Christian Blake C. Blake (3)
67
#555 WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
85
#10 QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Hinwa Allieu H. Allieu (3)
67
#232 DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Marlon Davidson M. Davidson (2)
67
#271 DT
Sailosi Latu S. Latu (3)
67
#232 DT
Right Defensive End DE
Austin Larkin A. Larkin (2)
77
#57 DE
Austin Edwards A. Edwards (3)
67
#271 DE
Defensive End DE
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner (2)
69
#177 DE
Inside Linebacker LB
Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun (2)
70
#266 LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Mykal Walker M. Walker (3)
67
#478 LB
Ahmad Thomas A. Thomas (4)
69
#295 LB
Left Cornerback CB
A.J. Terrell A. Terrell (1)
67
#386 CB
Strong Safety S
Chris Cooper C. Cooper (4)
67
#141 S
Free Safety S
Jaylinn Hawkins J. Hawkins (3)
67
#141 S
Right Cornerback CB
C.J. Reavis C. Reavis (3)
67
#386 CB
Delrick Abrams D. Abrams (4)
67
#386 CB
Left Defensive End DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Hinwa Allieu H. Allieu (3)
67
#232 DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Marlon Davidson M. Davidson (2)
67
#271 DT
Sailosi Latu S. Latu (3)
67
#232 DT
Right Defensive End DE
Austin Larkin A. Larkin (2)
77
#57 DE
Austin Edwards A. Edwards (3)
67
#271 DE
Defensive End DE
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner (2)
69
#177 DE
Inside Linebacker LB
Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun (2)
70
#266 LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Mykal Walker M. Walker (3)
67
#478 LB
Ahmad Thomas A. Thomas (4)
69
#295 LB
Left Cornerback CB
A.J. Terrell A. Terrell (1)
67
#386 CB
Strong Safety S
Chris Cooper C. Cooper (4)
67
#141 S
Free Safety S
Jaylinn Hawkins J. Hawkins (3)
67
#141 S
Right Cornerback CB
C.J. Reavis C. Reavis (3)
67
#386 CB
Delrick Abrams D. Abrams (4)
67
#386 CB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End DE
Defensive End DE
Inside Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
Strong Safety S
Free Safety S
Right Cornerback CB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End DE Allen Bailey A. Bailey John Cominsky J. Cominsky Steven Means S. Means
Defensive Tackle DT Tyeler Davison T. Davison Deadrin Senat D. Senat Hinwa Allieu H. Allieu
Defensive Tackle DT Grady Jarrett G. Jarrett Marlon Davidson M. Davidson Sailosi Latu S. Latu
Right Defensive End DE Takkarist McKinley T. McKinley Austin Larkin A. Larkin Austin Edwards A. Edwards
Defensive End DE Dante Fowler Jr D. F. Jr Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner Bryson Allen-Williams B. Allen-Williams
Inside Linebacker LB Charles Harris C. Harris Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun LaRoy Reynolds L. Reynolds Edmond Robinson E. Robinson
Middle Linebacker LB Deion Jones D. Jones Deone Bucannon D. Bucannon Mykal Walker M. Walker Ahmad Thomas A. Thomas
Left Cornerback CB A.J. Terrell A. Terrell Jordan Miller J. Miller Blidi Wreh-Wilson B. Wreh-Wilson Josh Hawkins J. Hawkins
Strong Safety S Keanu Neal K. Neal Damontae Kazee D. Kazee Jamal Carter J. Carter Chris Cooper C. Cooper
Free Safety S Ricardo Allen R. Allen Sharrod Neasman-Glover S. Neasman-Glover Jaylinn Hawkins J. Hawkins
Right Cornerback CB Isaiah Oliver I. Oliver Kendall Sheffield K. Sheffield C.J. Reavis C. Reavis Delrick Abrams D. Abrams

Last Week's Falcons Starting Lineup

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Running Back Devonta Freeman D. Freeman
88
RB 1 54 0 Receiving 4 15 11 0 7.5 15 Rushing 18 2 58 3.2 12 0
Running Back Brian Hill B. Hill
67
RB 2 18 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 5 0 21 4.2 9 0
Running Back Qadree Ollison Q. Ollison
75
RB 3 10 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 4 0 9 2.2 5 0
Running Back Kenjon Barner K. Barner
74
RB 4 5 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Wide Receiver Julio Jones J. Jones
99
WR 1 73 Receiving 13 7 78 50 11.1 29 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Christian Blake C. Blake
67
WR 2 67 Receiving 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Russell Gage R. Gage
68
WR 3 62 Receiving 13 7 68 50 9.7 13 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Olamide Zaccheaus O. Zaccheaus
72
WR 4 14 Receiving 2 2 22 100 11 11 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Justin Hardy J. Hardy
74
WR 5 12 Receiving 3 3 40 100 13.3 21 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
OL
Player Rating
Jake Matthews J. Matthews
78
Kaleb McGary K. McGary
75
Alex Mack A. Mack
87
Chris Lindstrom C. Lindstrom
75
Wes Schweitzer W. Schweitzer
67
Matt Gono M. Gono
68
Ty Sambrailo T. Sambrailo
67
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps
Offensive Line Jake Matthews J. Matthews
78
OL 1 89
Offensive Line Kaleb McGary K. McGary
75
OL 2 89
Offensive Line Alex Mack A. Mack
87
OL 3 89
Offensive Line Chris Lindstrom C. Lindstrom
75
OL 4 89
Offensive Line Wes Schweitzer W. Schweitzer
67
OL 5 85
Offensive Line Matt Gono M. Gono
68
OL 6 4
Offensive Line Ty Sambrailo T. Sambrailo
67
OL 7 2

2019 Falcons Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 at TB 28-22 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Christian Blake (WR1), Russell Gage (WR2), Julio Jones (WR3), Austin Hooper (TE), Kaleb McGary (OT), Alex Mack (C), Jake Matthews (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C), Chris Lindstrom (G)
Week 16: 12/22/19 vs JAX 24-12 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Russell Gage (WR1), Julio Jones (WR2), Luke Stocker (TE), Alex Mack (C), Kaleb McGary (OT), Chris Lindstrom (G), Wes Schweitzer (C), Jake Matthews (OT)
Week 15: 12/15/19 at SF 29-22 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Julio Jones (WR1), Christian Blake (WR2), Luke Stocker (TE), Chris Lindstrom (G), Wes Schweitzer (C), Kaleb McGary (OT), Alex Mack (C), Jake Matthews (OT)
Week 14: 12/8/19 vs CAR 40-20 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Julio Jones (WR1), Calvin Ridley (WR2), Russell Gage (WR3), Luke Stocker (TE), Kaleb McGary (OT), Alex Mack (C), Chris Lindstrom (G), Jake Matthews (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C)
Week 13: 11/29/19 vs NO 18-26 L Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Christian Blake (WR1), Calvin Ridley (WR2), Carson Meier (TE), Jake Matthews (OT), Alex Mack (C), James Carpenter (G), Kaleb McGary (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C)

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.