Report: Dan Quinn speaks on how Charles Harris and John Cominsky will be used in 2020

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With Vic Beasley, Adrian Clayborn, and Jack Crawford all heading for greener pastures, opportunities are open across the defensive line. The Falcons brought in Charles Harris via trade — a guy they liked during the draft process back in 2017 — for a seventh-round pick. And according to Dan Quinn, they expect him to be used strictly as a defensive end — his natural position.

Since being drafted in the first round by the Dolphins, Harris hasn’t had much success, recording just 3.5 sacks in three seasons. However, he was often miscast as a linebacker and even spent time on the interior defensive line last year for the Dolphins. That won’t be the case in Atlanta, and Harris looks to be an integral piece to the Falcons rotation in 2020 behind Takk McKinley and Dante Fowler Jr.

Another young player that will be featured more often is John Cominsky. The 6’5″, 290-pound defensive lineman played sparingly as a rookie but will be utilized much more in a variety of positions this season. Dan Quinn says Cominsky will play defensive end on early downs and switch to the interior in passing situations. The hope is that he can help improve the Falcons run defense while also providing a pass rush on the inside. Outside of Grady Jarrett, nobody was able to offer that last season. However, Marlon Davidson — the rookie out of Auburn — should help in that area as well.

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