I like PFF for certain positional grades. Offensive line isn’t one. An OL is a family. Tough to grade just one member without accounting for the guys next to him.
Every single year multiple castoff linemen turn into Pro Bowl players
FURTHER ATLANTA FALCONS CUTS
OG Brandon Fusco
P Matt Bosher
FURTHER ATLANTA FALCONS FREE AGENT SIGNINGS
DT Danny Shelton, Former Patriot - A one-dimensional run plugging specialist, should be an affordable contract.
OT Jermey Parnell, Former Jaguar - Cheap swing tackle deal for aged veteran who has started many games.
1-1) The Arizona Cardinals select QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
1-2) The San Francisco 49ers select DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
The Giants trade the 1-6 pick and other draft assets to the Jets for the 1-3 pick.
1-3) The New York Giants (trade with Jets) select QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
1-4) The Oakland Raiders select DE Josh Allen, Kentucky
1-5) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select LB Devin White, LSU
1-6) The New York Jets (trade with Giants) select DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama
1-7) The Jacksonville Jaguars select OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
1-8) The Detroit Lions select DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
1-9) The Buffalo Bills select WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi
1-10) The Denver Broncos select CB Byron Murphy, Washington
1-11) The Cincinnati Bengals select DL Rashan Gary, Michigan
1-12) The Green Bay Packers select WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
1-13) The Miami Dolphins select OL Jonah Williams, Alabama
1-14) The Atlanta Falcons select DT Ed Oliver, Houston
There are questions about his size and recent production, but make no mistake, Oliver is compared to Aaron Donald for a reason. He should be an immediate force to be reckoned with in Dan Quinns scheme.
2-45) The Atlanta Falcons select DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
The Falcons look to bolster their edge attack with the talented Ferguson. He has the physical traits, can the Falcons get the most out of his potential?
3-79) The Atlanta Falcons select CB Isaiah Johnson, Houston
Speed and size will be a theme here, but Johnson really has risen up draft boards due to his excellent potential in this league.
4-117) The Atlanta Falcons select WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri
Speed and size are there, but further development is needed. He tested well, but needs to become a consistent performer.
4-137) The Atlanta Falcons select OL Lamont Gaillard, Georgia
This home-town hero is a big reason for Georgias excellent rushing attack lately, the Falcons look to groom Macks replacement and allow him to compete at guard.
5-152) The Atlanta Falcons select LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
Size and NFL-fit uncertainty allow this productive college linebacker to fall; the Falcons will enjoy his special teams contributions and attempt to develop a difference maker.
5-172) The Atlanta Falcons select CB Sean Bunting, Central Michigan
Speed and size are there, but development is needed. Should contribute on special teams early.
6-186) The Atlanta Falcons select S Will Harris, Boston College
A fast zone cover safety who excels at special teams, and has room to develop into a serviceable safety.
7-230) The Atlanta Falcons select P Jack Fox, Rice
Impressed Falcons scouts at the East-West Shrine game enough to give, a more expensive and older, Bosher the boot.
ATLANTA FALCONS ROSTER
Key: Free Agent - Rookie - Practice Squad
QB Ryan - Schaub - Benkert
RB Freeman - Smith - Barner - Hill - Langford
WR Jones - Hall
WR Ridley - Gage
SWR Sanu - Blake - Gray
TE Hooper - Stocker - Saubert - Gray - Graham
LT Matthews - Gono
LG Carpenter - Schweitzer
C Mack - Gaillard
RG Brown - Harlow
RT Sambrailo - Parnell
DE McKinley - Means
DT Jarrett - Oliver - Crawford - Zimmer
DT Shelton - Senat - Bennett
DE Beasley - Ferguson - Tuioti-Mariner
LB Campbell - Riley
LB Jones - Carter
LB Oluokun - Burr-Kirven - Grace
CB Trufant - Johnson
CB Oliver - Wren-Wilson
NCB Kazee - Bunting - Calhoun
FS Allen - Harris - Neal
SS Neal - Neasman
KR Barner - Ridley
PR Barner - Ridley
From a Packers website discussing FA TEs:
Perhaps one of the more unknown free agent options is Luke Stocker, who spent the 2018 season with the Tennessee Titans, and of course new Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. Having a player who is familiar with LaFleur’s scheme could be quite helpful when the offense is being implemented.
Stocker is another free agent who isn’t going to wow anyone with his receiving stats.In 2018, he caught 15 passes for 165 yards, with two touchdown pass, which resulted in one of the better receiving seasons that he has put together.
However, with Jimmy Graham and the addition of a potential high draft pick, Stocker won’t be expected to fill that receiving role.
Now, where Stocker does excel is as a blocker. He’s a physical player that can lineup in multiple spots, including the backfield in two-back sets. Last season, Pro Football Focus rated Stocker as the fifth best pass blocking tight end and he graded very highly as a run blocker as well.
Here's a thought: How about we take two of the 3 Clemson Linemen?
I'd want Ferrell and Lawrence as we have Grady to play the Wilkins role. Take one at 14 and trade back into the first for another. Would solidify the line for good.
And we could sport an all Clemson line with Vic, Grady, Lawrence and Ferrell....Just a thought...