Predicting the Atlanta Falcons defensive starters for 2022
The Atlanta Falcons projected starters on the defensive line
- DL1: Grady Jarrett
- DL2: Marlon Davidson
- NT1: Anthony Rush
For the Atlanta Falcons, it is Grady Jarrett and not much else. However, that might be a good thing because it means you never know who might step up and become a star.
Grady Jarrett continues to carry this Falcons defensive line, it feels like that has been the case since he became the starter. He may be coming off his worst season in years but who can blame him? Offenses could basically put five guys on him, let the rest of the pass rushers go, and Atlanta still wouldn’t be able to get pressure on the QB.
Strongly believe this will be a bounceback year after the front office showed their faith in him with a contract extension.
For Marlon Davidson, this is the year he must show up. He has been a disappointing player since he was drafted in the second round, — minus his ridiculous pick-six on Tom Brady — so it is put up or shut up time for Davidson.
Finally, we have Anthony Rush who takes over Tyeler Davidson’s spot. Rush was basically the only pleasant surprise for Atlanta’s defensive line last year. He earned himself the starting nose tackle spot.
Think about this, the top options behind these three guys are Ta’Quon Graham, Nick Thurman, Jalen Dalton, and a lot of other unproven young guys. That is not good, to say the least. Either the top three guys need to shoulder everything or a couple of other guys will need to step up.