2014 Atlanta Falcons Reader Depth Chart Projections: Guard Edition

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Let's project guard, as a position, for the 2014 Atlanta Falcons.

We reach guard, that stalwart position that has featured Justin Blalock and opposite him a rotating carousel of night terrors. Boy, 2013 was fun!

This year, with the signing of Jon Asamoah, things are looking up. The Falcons may have competent play at both guard spots for a full season for the first time since Harvey Dahl took his anger issues to St. Louis. This is exciting, and obviously much of the team's offensive success, with Sam Baker never a lock to play well/healthy for a full season and a rookie on the right side of the line, is going to depend on these guards.

Here's my projection for the season ahead.

Projected 2014 Guard Depth Chart

LG Justin Blalock
RG Jon Asamoah
Gabe Carimi
Peter Konz

You may remember Carimi from the tackle depth chart. I envision him filling the role once occupied by Garrett Reynolds, Mike Johnson (when healthy), and so on: The guard who can play tackle in a pinch. If Carimi sticks, though, I envision him as the primary backup to Blalock, in particular.

Konz has played guard and center before, checking the versatility box. If the coaching staff feels he has improved enough, they'll likely be comfortable rolling with him in that dual role once more.

Project away, friends.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker