Tevin Coleman, Running Back
I had wrote last week that Tevin Coleman's debut would be one of the top things to watch in the game against New York, but unfortunately a game-time decision was made to keep him sidelined yet again. Luckily, Tevin is expected to play this week, meaning that he's healthy enough to play and that we'll get our first true glimpse of the Falcons run game. He's definitely the biggest thing to keep your eye on.
Leonard Hankerson, Wide Receiver
With Roddy White's surgery keeping him out till Week 1, Matt Ryan will get a few quarters to play with his new weapon in Leonard Hankerson. So far, Hankerson has played very well this preseason. It'll be interesting to see how he performs with extended time on the outside opposite of Julio Jones.
Adrian Clayborn, Defensive End
Holy cow, did y'all see this guy last week? He is on fire. With the 1-year deal he signed back in free agency earlier in the year, I assumed the front office didn't have enough faith in his health to give him a long term deal. Clayborn is playing like he wants that deal. The front office could have found themselves a difference-maker for the defense in 2015, and with Beasley on the other side, watch out NFL offensive lines.
Matt Ryan, Quarterback
If anyone is going to take this team to a playoff berth in 2015, Matt Ryan is the man to look towards. Luckily for us, Ice is looking to be in mid-season form; throwing just one incomplete pass this preseason and two touchdowns. For a majority of the game tonight, we'll get to see Ryan behind a tinkered offensive line, new weapons behind and beside him, as well as a new coach and coordinator calling the shots.
Who will you be watching closely tonight versus the Dolphins?