Atlanta Falcons best and worst position groups heading into 2020

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Offensive Line

The Atlanta Falcons offensive line has been in shambles for the majority of the season.

Jake Matthews is fresh off one of this worst performance in his career against the Saints.

Whether it’s been injuries of just poor play, the offensive line is one of the main reasons why the Falcons haven’t been able to have the success many people thought they would have this season.

The Falcons currently rank second in QB hits allowed with 106. They haven’t been able to consistently open up running lanes for their running backs.

Every now and then, the offensive line is able to protect the quarterback and open up those running lanes but the inability to do it consistently has cost this team greatly.

Look for the Atlanta Falcons to address the offensive line again in the offseason.

Defensive Line

Grady Jarrett is the heart and soul of the Atlanta Falcons defense. Just like the offensive side of the ball, the defensive line is not where they need to be.

Vic Beasley has his flashes but consistency is still an issue with him. There is a reason why no one made a move to get the defensive end with many people saying he wasn’t worth a late-round draft pick.

Takk McKinley with his relentless motor and attitude was thought of as a player that was going to cause opposing quarterbacks to have nightmares. Just like Beasley, McKinley has been inconsistent.

With a lack of a pass rush, this defense suffered and without Jarrett in the middle, there’s no telling how bad this defensive line could have been.

Next. College Football Playoff will have the Falcons attention. dark

There are a few unknowns on the defensive line that we don’t know much about. Is John Cominsky one of those small school gems that shows out when he’s in the field? Deadrin Sanat hasn’t played a game this year. Is that by accident or is it something else that the Falcons fans don’t know about?