The defensive tackle position has been a mixed bag for the Atlanta Falcons this season. Nose tackle Grady Jarrett has been a solid option on the interior but veterans Jonathan Babineaux and Tyson Jackson may not be around in 2017. Both players have also been steady this season but the team is in need of an upgrade to team with Jarrett and backup Ra’Shede Hageman.
Carlos Watkins’ athleticism will fit well with the Falcons and provide some pass rushing juice from up the middle. His addition also ensures a consistent rotation on the line with pass rushers and interior linemen.