After three days in training camp, the Atlanta Falcons are rapidly moving toward the start of the season.
The Atlanta Falcons have done a good job addressing some of the issues that have plagued this defense for years. Grady Jarrett had always done his job manning the middle of this defense line but the play around him hasn’t been the most consistent.
With the moves the team has made in the offseason, that is sure to change and no one is talking about it.
Marlon Davidson was a stud at Auburn and often overshadowed by his teammate Derrick Brown. Davidson can have a great effect stopping the run as well as rushing the passer, there arent a lot of versatile defensive lineman in the game and the Falcons seem to have two of them.
The Atlanta Falcons pass rush started to come on during the second half of the season but was virtually nonexistent in the first half which led to this defense getting shredded to pieces.
Atlanta Falcons with something to prove
John Cominsky and Tyeler Davison are two young studs that are interchangeable and are only getting better. The wildcard in this situation is a defensive end, Takk McKinley. The Falcons decided not to pick up this fifth-year option so this is a make and break season for him.
Takk has taken this offseason seriously. He has dropped 20 pounds and looks to be in the best shape of his life.
While Jarrett is the only sure-fire stud on this line, it wouldn’t be wise to sleep on the others. No one is talking about how deep this Atlanta Falcons defensive line is. Allen Bailey is still on the team and is one season removed from a six sack season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Falcons spent a third-round pick on Deadrin Senat and teams don’t spend high-round picks on guys unless they have flashed some type of potential and this year might be the year we see what Senat has to offer.
There might not be a person on this defensive line that could bust out and have crazy sack numbers this season or take over a game like an Aaron Donald or Nick Bosa but collectively as a unit, this defense line could be a problem for the NFL this season…..and no one is talking about it.