Falcons release their first official depth chart

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The Falcons are less than a week away from their first action against the Seahawks, and the first official depth chart was released this afternoon

 

QB: Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub

HB: Todd Gurley, Brian Hill, Ito Smith

FB: Keith Smith

WR1: Julio Jones, Christian Blake

WR2: Calvin Ridley, Olamide Zaccheaus

WR3: Russell Gage, Brandon Powell

TE: Hayden Hurst, Jaeden Graham, Luke Stocker

LT: Jake Matthews, Matt Gono

LG: James Carpenter, Matt Hennessy

C: Alex Mack, Justin McCray

RG: Chris Lindstrom

RT: Kaleb McGary, Timon Parris

 

DE: Takk McKinley, Allen Bailey, Charles Harris

DT: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson, Deadrin Senat

DT: Tyeler Davison, John Cominsky

DE: Dante Fowler Jr., Jacob Tuioti-Mariner

LB: Deion Jones, LaRoy Reynolds

LB: Foyesade Oluokun, Mykal Walker, Deone Bucannon

CB: AJ Terrell, Darqueze Dennard, Blidi Wreh-Wilson

CB: Isaiah Oliver, Kendall Sheffield

S: Ricardo Allen, Sharrod Neasman

S: Keanu Neal, Jaylinn Hawkins

S: Damontae Kazee

 

K: Younghoe Koo

P: Sterling Hofrichter

LS: Josh Harris

KR: Olamide Zaccheaus

PR: Brandon Powell

Holder: Sterling Hofrichter

KO: Younghoe Koo

 

Not much came as a surprise here. I did think because of the reports coming out of camp that Matt Hennessy would be starting. He’s been a little banged up, so it’s possible the team decided to ride with the veteran Carpenter instead of rushing a hobbled rookie out there.

The team does have 3 safeties listed as starters, and it seems Damontae Kazee is going to play a “star” role like we see on some college teams. Hopefully, he’ll be moving around the field like a chess piece. John Cominsky listed as a DT also came as a bit of a surprise to me. I’m excited to see what Mykal Walker, Darqueze Dennard, and Marlon Davidson can do — Dennard is a good nickel, and Walker/Davidson are listed higher than I thought they would be. As good as the offense looks, it’s up to the defense to step up and elevate this team back to the Super Bowl.

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