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Falcons 2015 Depth Chart?


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Here's a look at the roster/depth for each position. I figured this would be nice to keep a reference one while we discuss the best options for our next picks as the draft continues. These are my best guesses for the depth order of the guys currently under contract. Green, I'm good. Red, the position needs an upgrade. Brown, I wouldn't mind seeing an upgrade but could be serviceable if other holes are filled. Feel free to provide your own changes. One thing to note, the color code is based on their projected position on the depth chart. For example, even though Toi is red and the other TE's are green, it doesn't mean those other guys are better than Toi. It just means I'm comfortable with them as depth while I'm not comfortable with Toi as the starter.

QB - Matt Ryan, TJ Yates, Sean Renfree

RB - Devonte Freeman, Antone Smith, Jerome Smith, Ronnie Wingo

FB - Patrick DiMarco

WR - Julio Jones, Roddy White, Leonard Hankerson, Devin Hester, Eric Weems, Bernard Reedy, Nick Williams, Freddie Martino

TE - Levine Toilolo, Mickey Schuler, Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki, Kyle Miller

LT - Jake Matthews, Sam Baker

LG - Harland Gunn, Mike Person, Adam Replogle

C - Joe Hawley, James Stone, Peter Konz

RG - Jon Asomoah, Jared Smith

RT - Ryan Schraeder, Lamar Holmes, Reid Fragel

NT - Paul Soliai, Ricky Havili-Heimuli

UT - Ra'Shede Hageman, Tyson Jackson, Jonathan Babineaux

RDE - Vic Beasley, Kroy Biermann, Cliff Matthews

LDE - Adrian Clayborn, Malliciah Goodman, Stansley Maponga

SLB - Brooks Reed, O'Brien Schofield, Joplo Bartu

MLB - Paul Worrilow, Marquis Spruill, Nate Stupar

WLB - Justin Durant, Prince Shembo, Tyler Starr

LCB - Desmond Trufant, Ricardo Allen

RCB - Robert Alford, Jordan Mabin

SS - William Moore, Kemal Ishmael, Brandon Bishop

FS - Dezmen Southward, Charles Godfrey, Sean Baker

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After looking through the depth chart, defense is actually looking pretty good with our starters. Our biggest needs right now are LG, RT, and CB. We might be able to go with Alford starting at CB, but then we desperately need depth. If we get a starter at RCB, I feel much better with our depth as Ricardo moves to our 4th CB position. I am not comfortable at all with our starting OL as of right now. Our depth at TE looks really good and it would be a waste taking a TE this early in the hopes of upgrading Toi. We have bigger needs.

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Schraeder is fine, especially in a ZBS. TE and LG are the most glaring needs to fill, but LG can wait due to the ZBS. 5/6-tech DE will also need a long term player to groom for this season behind Clayborn, preferably Owa Odighizuwa.

ZBS is a factor for the run game. It doesn't just magically make bad players good at those positions. We need to protect Matt Ryan and I was not impressed with Schraeder in pass protection. We need a RT that is good with both ZBS and pass protection, and both LG and RT need to be upgraded.

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ZBS is a factor for the run game. It doesn't just magically make bad players good at those positions. We need to protect Matt Ryan and I was not impressed with Schraeder in pass protection. We need a RT that is good with both ZBS and pass protection, and both LG and RT need to be upgraded.

Schraeder can be upgraded but RT isn't a void or a priority as is the case elsewhere.

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ZBS is a factor for the run game. It doesn't just magically make bad players good at those positions. We need to protect Matt Ryan and I was not impressed with Schraeder in pass protection. We need a RT that is good with both ZBS and pass protection, and both LG and RT need to be upgraded.

I couldn't agree more. Schraeder in pass protection was poor. I think we need LG and RT. The wildcard here is that **** Sam Baker moving to RT and staying healthy! LG is the priority for sure.

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Here's a look at the roster/depth for each position. I figured this would be nice to keep a reference one while we discuss the best options for our next picks as the draft continues. These are my best guesses for the depth order of the guys currently under contract. Green, I'm good. Red, the position needs an upgrade. Brown, I wouldn't mind seeing an upgrade but could be serviceable if other holes are filled. Feel free to provide your own changes. One thing to note, the color code is based on their projected position on the depth chart. For example, even though Toi is red and the other TE's are green, it doesn't mean those other guys are better than Toi. It just means I'm comfortable with them as depth while I'm not comfortable with Toi as the starter.

QB - Matt Ryan, TJ Yates, Sean Renfree

RB - Devonte Freeman, Antone Smith, Jerome Smith, Ronnie Wingo

FB - Patrick DiMarco

WR - Julio Jones, Roddy White, Leonard Hankerson, Devin Hester, Eric Weems, Drew Davis, Bernard Reedy, Nick Williams, Freddie Martino

TE - Levine Toilolo, Mickey Schuler, Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki, Kyle Miller

LT - Jake Matthews, Sam Baker

LG - Harland Gunn, Mike Person, Adam Replogle

C - Joe Hawley, James Stone, Peter Konz

RG - Jon Asomoah, Jared Smith

RT - Ryan Schraeder, Lamar Holmes, Reid Fragel

NT - Paul Soliai, Ricky Havili-Heimuli

UT - Ra'Shede Hageman, Tyson Jackson, Jonathan Babineaux

RDE - Vic Beasley, Kroy Biermann, Cliff Matthews

LDE - Adrian Clayborn, Stansley Maponga

SLB - Brooks Reed, O'Brien Schofield, Joplo Bartu

MLB - Paul Worrilow, Marquis Spruill, Nate Stupar

WLB - Justin Durant, Prince Shembo, Tyler Starr

LCB - Desmond Trufant, Ricardo Allen

RCB - Robert Alford, Jordan Mabin

SS - William Moore, Kemal Ishmael, Brandon Bishop

FS - Dezmen Southward, Charles Godfrey, Sean Baker

-Drew Davis is not a Falcon anymore

-LG - I think it's more likely you see Baker, Stone, or Konz over Gunn

-Schofield is more likely to play back-up LEO

-Shembo is probably a SLB/LEO

-Bartu back-up WLB if he makes the team

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Maponga is a LB. As someone said, where is Goodman. Dimarco should be brown-red althought a fb is not an important posiiton, I liked the guy we had last year that got cut, dont remember his name. If we get a good MLB that can cover, defense starts to look good on paper. Fs and Lg are top priorities right now.

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ZBS is a factor for the run game. It doesn't just magically make bad players good at those positions. We need to protect Matt Ryan and I was not impressed with Schraeder in pass protection. We need a RT that is good with both ZBS and pass protection, and both LG and RT need to be upgraded.

Schraeder can be upgraded but RT isn't a void or a priority as is the case elsewhere.

Also, IIRC, Shanahan's scheme calls on the O-line to run block on almost every play, regardless of whether they run or pass, to help sell the play action. The QB is called to go along designed motions to compensate for predicted holes defenders could use against him.

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Maponga is a LB. As someone said, where is Goodman. Dimarco should be brown-red althought a fb is not an important posiiton, I liked the guy we had last year that got cut, dont remember his name. If we get a good MLB that can cover, defense starts to look good on paper. Fs and Lg are top priorities right now.

Maponga is listed as a DE on our roster. I missed Goodman, will add him.

Based on the number of depth and starters needed, I'm good with leaving DiMarco as our starting FB. We can't address that many positions in one offseason to put any priority on upgrading him. He's not a Pro Bowler, but he's not as bad as what we have starting at other positions.

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