Atlanta Falcons: Re-sign the 2016 draft class sooner rather than later

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Keanu Neal /
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The last pick of this class that is still on the roster is G Wes Schweitzer selected in the 6th round. For a 6th round pick the Falcons have received value from Wes. He is not a Zack Martin or a Quenton Nelson, but he is a solid depth piece to have on the roster.

Through three seasons, Wes has started 29 games, 16 in 2017 and 13 in 2018; most of his  opportunities to play have been due to injuries suffered by guard’s Andy Levitre and Braden Smith. The Falcons should try to bring him back on a cheap deal but it will all depend on what new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants on the offensive line.

The Falcons were able to find a lot of talent and received great value from the picks they made in the 2016 NFL Draft. They have to keep as many of these guys as possible but given their cap situation they will not be able to do that.

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The Falcons need to make sure they lock up Deion Jones and Keanu Neal to long term deals. They will be able to sign Hooper to a deal that benefits both him and the team. Sadly Campbell is going to be the one to hit free agency because the Falcon’s cap will be tied up to the 3 Pro Bowlers from this class.