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Falcons roster breakdown by position: linebackers

The Starters The Atlanta front office surprised many fans by letting several key players test free agency. One of those being the highly productive De’Vondre Campbell, who signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals with the potential of making up to $8.5 million this year. Replacing his production will not be easy, but the

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Falcons: The Raheem Morris effect

If the Falcons are to return to the playoffs in a division with two other future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, they must be able to stop teams when it counts. They will only go as far as the defense enables them to. Led by Matt Ryan and his litany of weapons, the offense will score

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Will the Falcons pass rush actually be better in 2020?

Atlanta’s 2019 season puzzled many fans with their 1-7 start prior to going 6-2 over their final eight games. Defensively, the Falcons were at the bottom of the league in almost every statistical category, leading to Dan Quinn surrendering his play-calling duties to Jeff Ulrich and now defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. The result was a

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What is the Falcons weakest link on offense?

Projecting the Falcons’ starting offense is not nearly as challenging in comparison to the defensive side of the ball. Approaching the season, the two distinct (offensive) positions that will garner the most attention from media are left guard and the third wide receiver spot. Obviously, the starting left guard is more crucial to the team’s

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Who is the weakest link on the Falcons defense?

Due to the influx of offensive talent in the NFC South, the Falcons’ defense will be pressed to improve from 2019. Not only have the receiving cores of every division rival bettered, but Carolina has brought in Matt Rhule and offensive guru Joe Brady — the man responsible for LSU’s revolutionary 2019 offense. And of

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Falcons UDFA to watch: Jared Pinkney

Some of the greatest NFL players of all time began as undrafted free agents. Notable names like Willie Wood, John Randle, Warren Moon, and Kurt Warner are all current Hall of Famers who entered the league without being picked in the draft. We must suppress our expectations not only for immediate success but success at

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How will Mykal Walker fit in the Falcons defense?

Atlanta selected Mykal Walker in the fourth round of this year’s draft, which was considered by some to be a reach but not unexpected with the departure of De’Vondre Campbell in free agency. Several scouts and draft analysts projected the Fresno State product being a seventh-round selection or undrafted free agent, and yes, I agree

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How Marlon Davidson fits into the Falcons defense

The Falcons selected defensive tackle Marlon Davidson out of Auburn with the 47th pick in the second round. I love this selection for Atlanta. Not only does it solve a positional need along the defensive front, but Davidson fits Dan Quinn’s scheme to perfection. Quinn and Dimitroff were steadfast in their approach to bolster the

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