Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart

  • HC: Arthur Smith
  • OC: Dave Ragone
  • DC: Ryan Nielsen
  • ST: Marquice Williams
Updated: 01/18/2023 8:54PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR5London, Drake 22/188Darby, Frank 21/6
RWR14BYRD, DAMIERE U/Chi12Hodge, KhaDarel U/Det
SWR17Zaccheaus, Olamide CF1983Bernhardt, Jared CF22
LT70MATTHEWS, JAKE 14/171Edoga, Chuma W/NYJ
LG61Hennessy, Matt 20/368Wilkinson, Elijah U/Chi77Mayfield, Jalen 21/3
C67Dalman, Drew 21/464Neuzil, Ryan CF21
RG63Lindstrom, Chris 19/166Gossett, Colby W/Cle
RT76McGary, Kaleb 19/174Ifedi, Germain U/Chi
LTE8Pitts, Kyle 21/185PRUITT, MYCOLE U/Ten15Franks, Feleipe CF21
RTE46Hesse, Parker SF2186Firkser, Anthony U/Ten87FitzPatrick, John 22/6
QB4Ridder, Desmond 22/31Mariota, Marcus U/LV5Woodside, Logan P/Ten
RB25Allgeier, Tyler 22/584PATTERSON, CORDARRELLE U/Chi42Huntley, Caleb CF2135Williams, Avery 21/5
FB40SMITH, KEITH SF19
Defense
DEF          
DE95Graham, Ta'Quon 21/594Dalton, Jalen SF2291Dickerson, Matt W/KC
NT98Anderson, Abdullah SF2293Horne, Timmy CF22
DT97Jarrett, Grady 15/579Johnson, Jaleel W/Hou96Taylor, Vincent U/Hou
LOLB92Ogundeji, Adetokunbo 21/547Ebiketie, Arnold 22/254Anenih, David P/Pit
WLB44Andersen, Troy 22/23Walker, Mykal 20/4
MLB54Evans, Rashaan U/Ten53Kwiatkoski, Nick CC/LV
ROLB9Carter, Lorenzo U/NYG51Malone, DeAngelo 22/3
LCB24Terrell, A.J. 20/134Hall, Darren 21/421Fenton, Rashad T/KC
SS27Grant, Richie 21/223HARRIS, ERIK U/LV
FS32Hawkins, Jaylinn 20/420Moffatt, Jovante SF2245Abernathy, Micah P/GB
RCB29HAYWARD, CASEY U/LV22Armstrong, Cornell SF21
NB26Oliver, Isaiah 18/237Alford, Dee SF2228Ford, Mike U/Den
Special Teams
ST          
PT13Pinion, Bradley SF22
PK7Koo, Younghoe SF19
LS48McCullough, Liam SF2244BRINKLEY, BEAU SF22
H13Pinion, Bradley SF22
KO13Pinion, Bradley SF22
PR35Williams, Avery 21/5
KR35Williams, Avery 21/584PATTERSON, CORDARRELLE U/Chi
Reserves
RES          
FUT62HARRISON, JONOTTHAN OG81Henry, Ra'Shaun WR48Etheridge, Dorian ILB00Peters, Jamal CB43Fisk, Tucker TE
FUT55Landman, Nate ILB39Mabin, Dylan CB27Guidry, Javelin CB56Bell, Quinton OLB80Ali, Josh WR
FUT00Ratkovich, Clint FB41Raine, John TE30Hankins, Matt CB94Bledsoe, Amani DE36Baylor, B.J. RB
FUT75Shaffer, Justin OG73Vrabel, Tyler OT19Reid, John CB00Hinton, Kyle OG

Team Needs

1. Edge
2. Cornerback
3. Defensive Line

After six straight years of top ten yards allowed by the defense from 2014-2019, that side of the ball has fallen off a cliff and it all comes down to a lack of a complement to DT Grady Jarrett. An outside threat would be most ideal.

Pre-Free Agency Team Needs: https://youtu.be/-oQWC6aI02s

Key FA: OLB Lorenzo Carter, ILB Rashaan Evans, OT Kaleb McGary

 

Check out our initial EDGE review here: https://youtu.be/o8f-iy1w6k0

Depth Chart Fantasy Impact

From 2008 through 2021, QB Matt Ryan started all but 3 of Atlanta’s 225 regular-season games. An offseason trade to Indianapolis has ended that, though. Instead, veteran Marcus Mariota and 3rd-round rookie Desmond Ridder will compete for the starting job.

Mariota signed a 2-year, $18.75 million deal in free agency, but that includes just $6.75 million in guarantees. The contract suggests Atlanta views Mariota more as insurance over the next 2 years than the clear answer even for 2022.

Ridder spent 4 years starting at Cincinnati, finishing his run with career highs in passing yards, yards per attempt, TD throws and passer rating. The Bearcats also made the FBS playoffs in Ridder’s senior year. He has already been lauded for his football IQ in Falcons workouts.

The backfield returns Cordarrelle Patterson as likely leader, though coach Arthur Smith has indicated that he wants to move Patterson around the formation more after the team re-signed him. Atlanta dumped RB Mike Davis, adding 5th-round RB Tyler Allgeier and veteran journeyman Damien Williams in his place. Allgeier spent the past 2 seasons leading BYU’s backfield after arriving as a walk-on. Williams – who turned 30 in April – compiled 40 carries and 23 targets in 1 season with the Bears after sitting out 2020 over COVID concerns.

The WR corps lost Calvin Ridley to suspension and Russell Gage to free agency, leaving immediate opportunity for 8th overall pick Drake London. The former USC Trojan was averaging a whopping 11 receptions and 135.5 yards per game as a 2021 junior before fracturing his right ankle.

Though technically a TE, Kyle Pitts operates more like a wideout and looks like the best bet to lead Atlanta in targets this season. The Falcons shed #2 TE Hayden Hurst from last year, replacing him with former Titans TE Anthony Firkser. The team also traded for WR Bryan Edwards and added WRs Auden Tate, KhaDarel Hodge and Damiere Byrd.

The Falcons return all 5 offensive-line starters from a unit that fared well in run-blocking last season but graded 2nd-worst at stopping pass rushers, according to Pro Football Focus.

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