The Atlanta Falcons don't have a lot of uncertainty when it comes to their starting lineup in 2016, but there is some. Part of the fun in May is trying to figure out who the starters will be at contested positions like middle linebacker and right guard.
The NFL's flagship site has their projections for every team, and there's a couple of interesting choices here.
Here's the full list of projected starters, per NFL.com
Falcons Projected Starters Offense Defense QB: Matt Ryan DE: Vic Beasley RB: Devonta Freeman DT: Ra'Shede Hageman WR1: Julio Jones DT: Grady Jarrett WR2: Mohamed Sanu DE: Derrick Shelby WR3: Justin Hardy OLB: Philip Wheeler TE: Jacob Tamme MLB: Deion Jones LT: Jake Matthews OLB: Brooks Reid LG: Andy Levitre CB1: Desmond Trufan C: Alex Mack CB2: Robert Alford RG: Chris Chester S: Keanu Neal RT: Ryan Schraeder S: Ricardo Allen
The most interesting selections are at linebacker, as you might figure, because there's not a ton of intrigue elsewhere on the roster. Wheeler seems like the most likely choice to start the season as the starter on the weak side, while Brooks Reed (not Reid) is probably going to have a decent shot on the other side if Courtney Upshaw is playing a fair amount of defensive end. Deion Jones versus Paul Worrilow is already starting to feel like a settled battle, simply because Jones offers the speed and physicality the Falcons covet under Dan Quinn, but in reality that's likely to be a battle that stretches out through the summer.
This is more of less what I anticipate will happen for teh Falcons, though, if everyone stays healthy. How about you?