The 10 best players the Atlanta Falcons will play in 2022
The Atlanta Falcons will play DT Aaron Donald and the Rams in week 2
This was not difficult to see coming because there is no better player in the NFL and the Atlanta Falcons are going to have their hands full in the near future.
Aaron Donald is as dominant as they come. He routinely beats everyone he matches up against on both running and passing plays. There is also no one better in the league when it comes to beating double teams, so it is not like you can just commit an extra player to him and forget about him.
Marcus Mariota is going to need to keep one eye on him at all times because he is as quick as lightning and will get to the quarterback before you can even complete your drop-back. If there is a ray of sunshine for Mariota it is that he is quick enough to elude Donald.
The last time the Falcons saw him he made Devonta Freeman look like a child. Hopefully, that does not happen to anyone else.
Contending with this Rams team so early in the season is going to be a tall task considering they have Aaron Donald, Bobby Wagner, Jalen Ramsey, and Cooper Kupp who are all among the best at their positions.
Now for a long list of honorable mentions, in order of the positions they play.
Other elite players that the Atlanta Falcons will match up against in 2022
- Lamar Jackson – QB – Baltimore Ravens
- Joe Burrow – QB – Cincinnati Bengals
- Jamar Chase – WR – Cincinnati Bengals
- Mark Andrews – TE – Baltimore Ravens
- Nick Bosa – DE – San Francisco 49ers
- Joey Bosa – DE – Los Angeles Chargers
- Robert Quinn – DE – Chicago Bears
- Fred Warner – LB – San Francisco 49ers
- J.C. Jackson – CB – Los Angeles Chargers
These are all great football players, obviously. Lamar Jackson is electric, and Joe Burrow took the Bengals, of all franchises, to the Super Bowl last year, same with Jamar Chase.
Mark Andrews is Lamar’s favorite target for good reason. Then you have the Bosa brothers who are two of the best finesse rushers in the league. Robert Quinn might be surprising to see on here for most but he was second in the league with 18.5 sacks last year.
Finally, you have Fred Warner who is certainly one of the best in the league and then J.C. Jackson is an interception machine.