The 10 best players the Atlanta Falcons will play in 2022
The Atlanta Falcons will play OLB T.J. Watt and the Steelers in week 13
T.J. Watt will always be an infamous player for the Atlanta Falcons since they traded up in 2017 to draft Takk McKinley while T.J. Watt was still on the board.
All Watt has done is put up 72 sacks in five seasons, tied the single-season sack record in 2021 with 22.5, and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2021.
He is ridiculous, and Kaleb McGary is going to have a rough time trying to protect Marcus Mariota in week 13. The last time Watt played the Falcons he had eight tackles, three sacks, six QB hits, and a forced fumble.
He is the best outside pass rusher in the NFL. He is incredible off the edge and is also a quality run defender. His older brother used to be the best in the league off the edge but now he has taken that title from him.
What, or should I say ‘Watt’, the Falcons would give to redo their 2017 draft that was a complete disaster.
The Atlanta Falcons will play OT Trent Williams and the 49ers in week 6
When an offensive tackle cracks this list, let alone land in the second spot, you know he is an incredible player.
Last year Trent Williams had one of the greatest seasons by an offensive lineman in NFL history. He earned a 97.8 overall grade on Pro Football Focus with an 86 grade as a pass protector and a nearly perfect 97.9 grade as a run blocker.
He is an absolute mauler when he blocks for his running backs and despite his huge size, he is extremely athletic. He is the perfect offensive tackle.
Just go look up highlights of him because he is the most entertaining lineman to watch.
Too bad for the Falcons that they do not have any pass rusher who stands a chance against him. Basically, they will have to pressure Trey Lance from the right side, or else he will be able to have a picnic in the backfield during every play.