Three takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons first depth chart
Second Takeaway: The Falcons veterans are the ones fighting for a job, not the rookie draft picks
The biggest thing that has stuck out to Falcons fans is that almost all of the Falcons’ rookie draft picks are listed at the bottom of their depth chart.
The answer as to why is simple, the players who were drafted already have earned a spot on the roster, and it is the veterans who are trying to secure a spot.
Think about it, do the Falcons need to see whether or not Drake London is good enough to make the roster? Absolutely not, but they do need to find the best players out of Geronimo Allison, KhaDarel Hodge, Damiere Byrd, Frank Darby, and Auden Tate.
Sure, we might see Drake London out there on the field but that is not to see if he deserves a roster spot, it is to get him prepared for the regular season.
Expect to see those five players listed above more than Drake London, Bryan Edwards, and even Olamide Zaccheaus.
All of this can also be said about Tyler Allgeier, DeAngelo Malone, Troy Anderson, and others. These draft picks were basically given a roster spot from the moment they heard their name called in April, while these veterans are trying to beat out other guys in similar situations as them, hence why the rookies are at the bottom of the depth chart.