Atlanta Falcons Roster 2019 Falcons Roster

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5:00 pm GMT, 9/8

The Falcons were one of the bigger disappointments last season, going 7-9 in a season where many expected them to be a super bowl contender. A large reason why they underperformed was due to injuries, especially on the defensive side. The Falcons were still pretty solid on offense, as Matt Ryan and Julio Jones both turned in one of their best seasons yet. Ultimately, however, their decimated defense proved to be too much to overcome. This season people expect the Falcons to bounce back, as they’ve upgraded their roster and appear to have multiple key players returning from injury. The Falcons are in a pretty brutal division, but the potential for a deep playoff run remains. Here are some important questions about their roster heading into the season.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Matt Ryan Matt Ryan M. Ryan 2
90
#7 QB 1 6'5" 220 34 5/17/85 12 2008 1 3 Boston College
QB Matt Schaub Matt Schaub M. Schaub 8
70
#78 QB 2 6'6" 240 38 6/25/81 16 2004 3 90 Virginia
QB Danny Etling Danny Etling D. Etling 5
66
#97 QB 3 6'2" 222 25 7/22/94 1 2018 7 219
QB Kurt Benkert Kurt Benkert K. Benkert 6
65
#110 QB 4 6'3" 218 24 7/17/95 1 2018
QB Matt Simms Matt Simms M. Simms 9
54
6'3" 210 30 9/27/88 4 2012 Tennessee
RB Devonta Freeman Devonta Freeman D. Freeman 24
90
#6 RB 1 5'8" 206 27 3/15/92 6 2014 4 103 Florida State
RB Ito Smith Ito Smith I. Smith 25
78
#51 RB 2 5'9" 198 23 9/11/95 2 2018 4 126
RB Brian Hill Brian Hill B. Hill 23
73
#111 RB 3 6'1" 219 23 11/9/95 3 2017 5 156 Wyoming
RB Qadree Ollison Qadree Ollison Q. Ollison 32
75
#85 RB 4 6'1" 228 22 9/8/96 0 2019 5 152 Pittsburgh
RB Kenjon Barner Kenjon Barner K. Barner 38
76
#70 RB 5 5'9" 196 30 4/28/89 6 2013 6 182 Oregon
RB Devon Johnson Devon Johnson D. Johnson 67
71
#125 RB 5 6'7" 330 26 7/28/93 0 2019 Marshall
RB Ricky Ortiz Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz 30
68
#151 RB 6 6'0" 235 25 4/15/94 2 2017 Oregon State
RB Jeremy Langford Jeremy Langford J. Langford 43
72
7 6'0" 208 27 12/6/91 4 2015 4 106 Michigan State
RB Demario Richard Demario Richard D. Richard 41
67
#157 RB 9 5'9" 218 22 12/2/96 1 2018
RB Tony Brooks-James Tony Brooks-James T. Brooks-James 46
74
#100 RB 5'9" 176 24 12/6/94 0 2019 Oregon
OT Jake Matthews Jake Matthews J. Matthews 70
83
#22 OT 1 6'5" 308 27 2/11/92 6 2014 1 6 Texas A&M
OT Ty Sambrailo Ty Sambrailo T. Sambrailo 74
72
#93 OT 1 6'6" 311 27 3/10/92 5 2015 2 59 Colorado State
OT Kaleb McGary Kaleb McGary K. McGary 58
75
#65 OT 2 6'7" 317 24 2/22/95 0 2019 1 31 Washington
OT John Wetzel John Wetzel J. Wetzel 75
67
#152 OT 2 6'7" 315 28 7/18/91 4 2013 Boston College
OT Lanard Bonner Lanard Bonner L. Bonner 69
71
#101 OT 3 6'3" 318 23 4/18/96 0 2019 Arkansas State
OT Dieugot Joseph Dieugot Joseph D. Joseph 67
65
#193 OT 3 6'5" 299 25 3/21/94 1 2017 Florida International
OT Matt Gono Matt Gono M. Gono 73
68
#132 OT 3 6'4" 305 23 5/10/96 2 2018
OT Chris Durant Chris Durant C. Durant 61
68
#95 OT 6'3" 294 23 12/19/95 0 2018
OT Tommy Doles Tommy Doles T. Doles 66
77
#44 OT 6'3" 292 23 12/25/95 0 2019 Northwestern
OT Jaelin Robinson Jaelin Robinson J. Robinson 65
71
#9 OT 6'6" 325 24 1/8/95 0 2019 Temple
ILB Deion Jones Deion Jones D. Jones 45
91
#3 ILB 1 6'1" 222 24 11/4/94 4 2016 2 52 LSU
ILB Bruce Carter Bruce Carter B. Carter 55
70
#81 ILB 2 6'1" 240 31 2/19/88 9 2011 2 40 North Carolina
ILB Jermaine Grace Jermaine Grace J. Grace 53
70
#111 ILB 3 6'1" 209 25 11/8/93 1 2017 Miami
ILB Tre' Crawford Tre' Crawford T. Crawford 49
77
#30 ILB 6'3" 236 22 9/6/96 0 2019 Alabama-Birmingham
ILB Stephone Anthony Stephone Anthony S. Anthony 61
73
#71 ILB 6'3" 243 27 7/28/92 5 2015 1 31 Clemson
OLB De'Vondre Campbell De'Vondre Campbell D. Campbell 59
79
#28 OLB 1 6'4" 232 26 7/1/93 4 2016 4 115 Minnesota
OLB Foyesade Oluokun Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun 54
68
#124 OLB 2 6'2" 229 24 8/2/95 2 2018 6 200
OLB Duke Riley Duke Riley D. Riley 42
71
#95 OLB 3 6'1" 231 25 8/9/94 3 2017 3 75 LSU
OLB Richie Brown Richie Brown R. Brown 69
69
#78 OLB 6'2" 240 25 4/15/94 1 2017 Mississippi State
SS Keanu Neal Keanu Neal K. Neal 22
87
#8 SS 1 6'0" 211 24 7/26/95 4 2016 1 17 Florida
SS Kemal Ishmael Kemal Ishmael K. Ishmael 36
73
#80 SS 2 5'11" 208 28 5/6/91 7 2013 7 243 Central Florida
SS Parker Baldwin Parker Baldwin P. Baldwin 43
3 6'2" 200 22 5/6/97 0 2019 San Diego State
SS Ronald Martin Ronald Martin R. Martin 32
66
#75 SS 6'1" 217 26 2/26/93 2 2015 LSU
SS Jayson Stanley Jayson Stanley J. Stanley 2
71
#55 SS 6'2" 207 22 4/24/97 0 2019 Georgia
SS Ryan Neal Ryan Neal R. Neal 40
66
#18 SS 6'2" 187 23 12/24/95 1 2018 Southern Illinois
SS Jason Thompson Jason Thompson J. Thompson 32
65
6'2" 208 25 4/21/94 1 2017 Utah
SS Terrance Parks Terrance Parks T. Parks 22
66
#67 SS 6'2" 218 29 4/14/90 1 2012 Florida State
P Matt Bosher Matt Bosher M. Bosher 5
79
#13 P 1 6'1" 208 31 10/18/87 9 2011 6 192 Miami
FS Ricardo Allen Ricardo Allen R. Allen 37
85
#12 FS 1 5'9" 187 27 12/18/91 5 2014 5 147 Purdue
FS Sharrod Neasman-Glover Sharrod Neasman-Glover S. Neasman-Glover 41
61
#86 FS 2 5'11" 213 27 10/14/91 4 2016 Florida Atlantic
FS Chris Cooper Chris Cooper C. Cooper 34
65
#80 FS 3 5'11" 200 25 3/17/94 1 2018
FS JJ Wilcox JJ Wilcox J. Wilcox 29
67
#65 FS 6'0" 213 30 2/14/89 7 2013 3 80 Georgia Southern
LS Josh Harris Josh Harris J. Harris 47
62
#41 LS 6'1" 224 30 4/27/89 8 2012 Auburn
LS Kyle Vasey Kyle Vasey K. Vasey 48
76
#1 LS 6'2" 233 23 4/20/96 0 2019 Penn State
C Alex Mack Alex Mack A. Mack 51
91
#4 C 1 6'4" 311 33 11/19/85 11 2009 1 21 California
C Wes Schweitzer Wes Schweitzer W. Schweitzer 71
62
#88 C 2 6'4" 290 25 9/11/93 4 2016 6 195 San Jose State
C Chandler Miller Chandler Miller C. Miller 61
72
#37 C 3 6'3" 297 23 4/16/96 0 2019 Tulsa
C Cam Keizur Cam Keizur C. Keizur 62
68
#60 C 3 6'3" 303 25 1/17/94 1 2017 Portland State
DT Tyeler Davison Tyeler Davison T. Davison 96
80
#24 DT 1 6'2" 316 26 9/23/92 5 2015 5 154 Fresno State
DT Grady Jarrett Grady Jarrett G. Jarrett 97
87
#10 DT 1 6'1" 304 26 4/28/93 5 2015 5 137 Clemson
DT Justin Zimmer Justin Zimmer J. Zimmer 92
65
#76 DT 2 6'3" 292 26 10/23/92 2 2016 Ferris State
DT Jack Crawford Jack Crawford J. Crawford 95
77
#38 DT 2 6'5" 273 30 9/7/88 8 2012 5 158 Penn State
DT Deadrin Senat Deadrin Senat D. Senat 94
77
#45 DT 3 6'0" 314 25 7/22/94 2 2018 3 90 South Florida
DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner 79
69
#105 DT 3 6'3" 266 23 7/25/96 1 2018
DT Michael Bennett Michael Bennett M. Bennett 93
66
#124 DT 6'2" 293 26 2/24/93 4 2015 6 180 Ohio State
DT Ra'Shede Hageman Ra'Shede Hageman R. Hageman 90
74
#99 DT 6'6" 310 29 8/8/90 4 2014 2 37 Minnesota
LB Del'shawn Phillips Del'shawn Phillips D. Phillips 46
71
#21 LB 6'2" 229 22 10/9/96 0 2019 Illinois
LB Chase Middleton Chase Middleton C. Middleton 35
6'2" 235 22 3/24/97 0 2019 Georgia State
WR Calvin Ridley Calvin Ridley C. Ridley 18
82
#45 WR 1 6'0" 189 24 12/20/94 2 2018 1 26 Alabama
WR Julio Jones Julio Jones J. Jones 11
99
#1 WR 1 6'3" 220 30 2/3/89 9 2011 1 6 Alabama
WR Mohamed Sanu Mohamed Sanu M. Sanu 12
81
#52 WR 1 6'1" 211 29 8/22/89 8 2012 3 83 Rutgers
WR Marcus Green Marcus Green M. Green 3
72
#210 WR 2 5'8" 185 23 8/13/96 0 2019 6 203 Louisiana-Monroe
WR Justin Hardy Justin Hardy J. Hardy 14
73
#183 WR 2 5'10" 192 27 12/18/91 5 2015 4 107 ECU
WR Russell Gage Russell Gage R. Gage 83
68
#284 WR 2 6'0" 179 23 1/22/96 2 2018 6 194
WR Detrich Clark Detrich Clark D. Clark 87
69
#254 WR 5 5'10" 180 1 2018
WR Kahlil Lewis Kahlil Lewis K. Lewis 19
77
#77 WR 5'10" 198 21 8/31/97 0 2019 Cincinnati
WR Devin Gray Devin Gray D. Gray 15
65
#334 WR 5'11" 184 24 6/15/95 1 2018
WR Garrett Scantling Garrett Scantling G. Scantling 89
65
#337 WR 6'3" 210 1 2017 Georgia
WR Olamide Zaccheaus Olamide Zaccheaus O. Zaccheaus 17
72
#199 WR 5'8" 193 22 7/23/97 0 2019 Virginia
WR CJ Worton CJ Worton C. Worton 7
73
#175 WR 6'0" 183 23 1/30/96 0 2019 Florida International
WR Julian Williams Julian Williams J. Williams 16
69
5'11" 195 23 6/9/96 1 2018 Florida International
WR Christian Blake Christian Blake C. Blake 13
67
#268 WR 6'1" 182 23 6/8/96 1 2018
WR Shawn Bane Shawn Bane S. Bane 16
70
#238 WR 5'11" 165 24 6/9/95 0 2019 NW Missouri State
DB Joseph Putu Joseph Putu J. Putu 30
70
#15 DB 6'0" 194 0 2018 Florida
TE Austin Hooper Austin Hooper A. Hooper 81
86
#13 TE 1 6'4" 254 24 10/29/94 4 2016 3 81 Stanford
TE Logan Paulsen Logan Paulsen L. Paulsen 82
71
#102 TE 2 6'5" 264 32 2/26/87 10 2010 UCLA
TE Luke Stocker Luke Stocker L. Stocker 80
75
#71 TE 3 6'5" 253 31 7/1/88 9 2011 4 104 Tennessee
TE Jake Roh Jake Roh J. Roh 48
67
#141 TE 8 6'3" 237 1 2018
TE Jaeden Graham Jaeden Graham J. Graham 87
69
#83 TE 6'4" 230 23 10/10/95 1 2018 Yale
TE Alex Gray Alex Gray A. Gray 89
68
#89 TE 6'4" 231 28 5/1/91 1 2017 No College
DE Vic Beasley Vic Beasley V. Beasley 44
78
#58 DE 1 6'3" 246 27 7/8/92 5 2015 1 8 Clemson
DE Takk McKinley Takk McKinley T. McKinley 98
83
#35 DE 1 6'2" 250 23 11/2/95 3 2017 1 26 UCLA
DE Allen Bailey Allen Bailey A. Bailey 93
77
#72 DE 1 6'3" 288 30 3/25/89 9 2011 3 86 Miami
DE John Cominsky John Cominsky J. Cominsky 50
77
#63 DE 2 6'5" 286 23 11/22/95 0 2019 4 135 Charleston Univ
DE Durrant Miles Durrant Miles D. Miles 48
71
#134 DE 2 6'4" 225 24 11/20/94 0 2019 Boise State
DE Adrian Clayborn Adrian Clayborn A. Clayborn 99
79
#54 DE 2 6'3" 281 31 6/20/88 9 2011 1 20 Iowa
DE Yurik Bethune Yurik Bethune Y. Bethune 52
72
#15 DE 3 6'2" 213 22 4/5/97 0 2019 Alabama A&M
DE Austin Larkin Austin Larkin A. Larkin 62
77
#65 DE 3 6'3" 254 24 4/6/95 0 2018 Purdue
DE Chris Odom Chris Odom C. Odom 91
67
#177 DE 3 6'3" 256 24 9/16/94 2 2017 Arkansas State
DE Steven Means Steven Means S. Means 56
70
#142 DE 6'3" 250 29 12/5/89 4 2013 5 147 Buffalo
CB Isaiah Oliver Isaiah Oliver I. Oliver 26
73
#151 CB 1 6'0" 201 22 9/30/96 2 2018 2 58 Colorado
CB Desmond Trufant Desmond Trufant D. Trufant 21
90
#6 CB 1 6'0" 190 28 9/10/90 7 2013 1 22 Washington
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson Blidi Wreh-Wilson B. Wreh-Wilson 33
70
#170 CB 2 6'1" 195 29 12/5/89 7 2013 3 70 Connecticut
CB Damontae Kazee Damontae Kazee D. Kazee 27
84
#13 CB 2 5'10" 184 26 6/5/93 3 2017 5 149 San Diego State
CB Jordan Miller Jordan Miller J. Miller 28
77
#78 CB 3 6'1" 186 22 2/8/97 0 2019 5 172 Washington
CB Kendall Sheffield Kendall Sheffield K. Sheffield 20
72
#157 CB 3 5'11" 193 23 5/30/96 0 2019 4 111 Ohio State
CB Jalen Myrick Jalen Myrick J. Myrick 39
68
#160 CB 5'10" 200 24 2/27/95 2 2017 7 222 Minnesota
CB Prince Charles Iworah Prince Charles Iworah P. C. Iworah 39
69
5'11" 190 26 3/11/93 2 2016 7 249 Western Kentucky
CB Taveze Calhoun Taveze Calhoun T. Calhoun 39
60
#295 CB 6'0" 192 26 12/26/92 1 2016 Mississippi State
CB Heath Harding Heath Harding H. Harding 24
66
#210 CB 5'10" 190
G James Carpenter James Carpenter J. Carpenter 77
81
#26 G 1 6'4" 321 30 3/22/89 9 2011 1 25 Alabama
G Chris Lindstrom Chris Lindstrom C. Lindstrom 63
75
#58 G 1 6'4" 308 22 2/8/97 0 2019 1 14 Boston College
G Adam Gettis Adam Gettis A. Gettis 72
68
#121 G 2 6'2" 293 30 12/9/88 4 2012 5 141 Iowa
G Jamon Brown Jamon Brown J. Brown 68
70
#109 G 2 6'4" 323 26 3/15/93 5 2015 3 72 Louisville
G Sean Harlow Sean Harlow S. Harlow 64
72
#28 G 3 6'4" 303 24 3/28/95 2 2017 4 136 Oregon State
K Giorgio Tavecchio Giorgio Tavecchio G. Tavecchio 4
74
#34 K 1 5'10" 182 29 7/16/90 3 2012 California

Top 3 Falcons Roster Questions of 2019-2020

How Much of an Impact Will Their Returning Players Make?

The Falcons missed the playoffs in large part because they couldn’t even play one full game with all their starters fully healthy. They were besieged by injuries early in the year, with key players like safeties Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal all suffering season ending injuries by week 3. Their starting left guard Andy Levitre suffered a season ending injury in week 2 as well. Starting linebacker Deion Jones and started running back Devonta Freeman also missed most of the regular season because of injury. The Falcons had some of the worst luck from injuries last year, but it’s unlikely fortune this bad strikes again this year. The Falcons have a chance to be one of the most significantly improved teams from last year by just getting so many core players back from injury. At the very least, their defense, which ranked 28th in yardage last year, should be much better.

How Much Help Can Their Two First Round Selections Provide?

Although the Falcons offense was pretty potent last year, their offensive line was pretty subpar. The Falcons decided to make this a priority in their draft, as they selected offensive guard Chris Lindstrom with their first-round pick than traded up to select offensive tackle Kaleb McGary at the end of the first round. The Falcons will hope those two players, along with the return of their starting left guard, can transform their offensive line. Although Lindstrom and McGary are both rookies, it’s likely they’ll be asked to start right away. Whether they’re truly ready or not, they’ll be playing in meaningful games from the get-go, as this Falcons team is one that hopes to contend. Matt Ryan isn’t getting any younger, so the Falcons will likely play with urgency, knowing their super bowl window may be closing. Although McGary and Lindstrom are rookies, the Falcons likely drafted them thinking they’d be able to contribute right away, as they’d be unlikely to draft players that didn’t fit their timeline.

Will the Falcons Offense be Better or Worse with Dirk Koetter?

After a frustrating two seasons with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, that famously included a lot of red zone woes, the Falcons decided to replace him with former Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter. Koetter brings familiarity to the Falcons, as he was their offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. Although he was unable to find success on the Buccaneers, he still often led some quality offenses. It’s unlikely any offensive coordinator the Falcons get will be as good as Kyle Shanahan, who helped make the 2016 Falcons one of the best offenses in league history, but Koetter still should be an upgrade over Sarkisian. The Falcons have some of the best weapons in football, with arguably the best receiving core in the league. If the offense disappoints this season, it’ll likely be because Koetter fails to take advantage of the team’s talent. Dan Quinn is a solid coach but has never been a great offensive mind, which is why surrounding him with an elite, creative offensive coordinator is important. Although Koetter is no longer a head coach, there’ll likely still be significant pressure on him to perform.