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State of the Franchise: Atlanta Falcons

Breaking down the Atlanta Falcons depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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ATLANTA FALCONS COACHING STAFF

HC: Arthur SMITH 
OC: Dave RAGONE 
DC: Dean PEES 
ST: Marquice WILLIAMS

ATLANTA FALCONS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Marcus MARIOTA

  • PFF Grade (2019) – 64.5
  • Contract – __.

RB, Cardarrelle PATTERSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 82.2
  • Contract – __.

WR, Olamide ZACCHEAUS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.4
  • Contract – __.

WR, Damiere BYRD

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 53.8
  • Contract – __.

WR, KhaDarel HODGE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.1
  • Contract – __.

TE, Kyle PITTS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 80.3
  • Contract – __.

LT, Jake MATTHEWS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 71.3
  • Contract – __.

LG, Jalen MAYFIELD

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 49.2
  • Contract – __.

C, Matt HENNESSY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.1
  • Contract – __.

RG, Chris LINDSTROM

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 83.7
  • Contract – __.

RT, Kaleb MCGARY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 62.8
  • Contract – __.

Bench Depth

QB: Feleipe Franks   
RB: Mike Davis, Damien Williams, Qadree Ollison   
WR: Auden Tate, Frank Darby, Chad Hansen, Austin Trammell, Calvin Ridley   
TE: Anthony Firkser, Parker Hesse, Daniel Helm   
LT: Willie Beavers, Elijah Wilkinson   
LG: Rashaad Coward   
C: Drew Dalman   
RG: Drew Dalman, Ryan Neuzil   
RT: Germain Ifedi, Colby Gossett, Rick Leonard

ATLANTA FALCONS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, John COMINSKY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 27.4
  • Contract – __.

NT, Ta'Quon GRAHAM

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 47.3
  • Contract – __.

RDE, Grady JARRETT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.8
  • Contract – __.

WLB, Adetokunbo OGUNDEJI

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 54.2
  • Contract – __.

LILB, Deion JONES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 34.6
  • Contract – __.

RILB, Rashaan EVANS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 44.5
  • Contract – __.

SLB, Lorenzo CARTER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.3
  • Contract – __.

LCB, A.J. TERRELL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 82.6
  • Contract – __.

SS, Dean MARLOWE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 61.0
  • Contract – __.

FS, Erik HARRIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.7
  • Contract – __.

RCB, Casey HAYWARD JR.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 76.0
  • Contract – __.

Bench Depth

DE: Nick Thurman, Marlon Davidson   
NT: Anthony Rush   
LB: James Vaughters, Mykal Walker, Dorian Etheridge, Jordan Brailford, Quinton Bell, Rashad Smith
CB: Isaiah Oliver, Avery Williams, Darren Hall, Kendall Sheffield, Mike Ford, Luther Kirk
SS: Richie Grant, Jaylinn Hawkins, Teez Tabor

Team Needs 2022

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 68.8

Expiring contracts:

Below average PFF grades: M. Mariota (64.5), O. Zaccheaus (63.4), D. Byrd (53.8), K. Hodge (68.1), J. Mayfield (49.2), K. McGary (62.8)


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 56.4

Expiring contracts:

Below average PFF grades: J. Cominsky (27.4), T. Graham (47.3), A. Ogundeji (54.2), D. Jones (34.6), R. Evans (44.5)

Draft Picks 2022

Round 1: No. 8
Round 2: No. 43
Round 2: No. 58 (from Titans)
Round 3: No. 74
Round 3: No. 82 (from Colts)
Round 4: No. 114
Round 5: No. 151
Round 6: No. 190
Round 6: No. 213

Cap Space 2022

Draft Strategy 2022

Low PFF grades: LDE (27.4), LILB (34.6), RILB (44.5), NT (47.3), LG (49.2)

Expiring contracts:

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

Who should they sign? Who should they draft? Who should they trade? Share your thoughts about the Atlanta Falcons roster.
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