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Falcons vs. Browns preseason 2016: Snap Counts from Week Two

The snap counts are in, and they're hot as always.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Victory! It's only preseason, but it feels good, nonetheless. Let's take a look at the snap counts this week.


Wes Schweitzer: 61 (73%)
Bryce Harris: 57
Tom Compton: 50
Mike Person: 50
Ben Garland: 50
Matt Simms: 35
Joshua Perkins: 31
Cyrus Gray: 31
Jordan Leslie: 31
Aldrick Robinson: 28
Ryan Schraeder: 27
Jake Matthews: 27
Alex Mack: 27
Andy Levitre: 27
Austin Hooper: 26
Justin Hardy: 26
Devin Fuller: 24
Brandon Wilds: 21
Matt Schaub: 21
Matt Ryan: 21
Will Ratelle: 19
David Glidden: 18
Arthur Lynch: 18
Nick Williams: 17
Mohamed Sanu: 16
Chris Chester: 16
D.J. Tialavea: 14
Tevin Coleman: 12
Levine Toilolo: 12
Julio Jones: 12
Corey Washington: 11
J.D. McKissic: 11
Gus Johnson: 11
Jacob Tamme: 10 
Patrick DiMarco: 9
Devonta Freeman: 9
Michael Huey: 7
Laurence Gibson: 7
Sean Renfree: 7
Collin Rahrig: 7
Jordan Walsh: 7
Eric Weems: 3

The offense awoke from their offseason slumber versus the Browns, and rode Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman into the endzone for 6. We won't get a good sample size of this offense until they face off against Miami this week, but they looked much improved after the Week One performance.

Brandon Wilds, Cyrus Gray, and Gus Johnson all impressed with their carries, and it looks to be a tight race for the third spot at running back. Wilds had his second straight week this preseason with a touchdown, and Gray rushed 18 times for 76 yards. Much of this was at the hands of a some really stout run-blocking. Props to the offensive line this week.

Mohammad Sanu again looked like a great addition to the offense and had some really physical catches for large gains. He doesn't look to be the spawn of Satan that some fans made him out to be, but it's still early so I suppose that could still happen. While we're on receivers, I should state that Devin Fuller looked much more comfortable on the field this week as well. If he can start being a factor in the third phase, he should find himself on the 53 man roster.

It's worth noting that Wes Schweitzer found himself around the top of the snap counts again this week. He's a project, and could be someone they're grooming for a starting role in 2017.

Jalen Collins: 23 (53%)
Philip Wheeler: 22
Brooks Reed: 21
Ricardo Allen: 20 
Desmond Trufant: 20
De'Vondre Campbell: 19
Derrick Shelby: 19
Robensen Therezie: 19
Keanu Neal: 19
Deion Jones: 18
Akeem King: 18
Brian Poole: 17
LaRoy Reynolds: 15
Sharrod Neasman: 15
Brandon Williams: 13
Tyler Starr: 13
Courtney Upshaw: 13
Grady Jarrett: 12
Tyson Jackson: 12
Cory Johnson: 12
Mallaciah Goodman: 11
Ra'Shede Hageman: 11
Paul Worrilow: 10
Sean Weatherspoon: 10
Adrian Clayborn: 10
Damian Parms: 5
Jonathan Babineaux: 9
Dwight Freeney: 8
Joey Mbu: 8
Jordan Sefon: 5
Ivan McLennan: 5
Matt Wells: 5
Efe Obada: 5
Nordly Capi: 4
Devonte Johnson: 3

Another solid showing from Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell, both of which were in the starting lineup. When these two are on the field, the defense becomes noticeably faster. We should not expect this consistency every week, though. They are rookies and will look like it from time to time.

Keanu Neal had a lapse in coverage against Gary Barnidge and the Browns' first-string early in the game. This should be expected, and I'm glad he's seeing these growing pains in the preseason. Without error, these guys won't learn to become better players. Keep in mind, Trufant had some horrible times in camp and preseason during his rookie year.

It looks as if the coaching staff is trying to get as many reps for Jalen Collins before he serves his four-game suspension when the regular season starts. I'd say that they are keying in on Akeem King, Brian Poole, and C.J. Goodwin for the CB3 position. Both King and Poole received a similar number of snaps this week, with the exception of Goodwin who was out with an injury.

Adrian Clayborn looked straight up nasty at times. He seemed out of place a lot last season, but this year looks to be where he belongs as a key piece of the pass rush rotation. I'm excited to see what he can do when you sprinkle in Vic Beasley, Dwight Freeney, and Derrick Shelby in the mix.

Special Teams

Austin Hooper: 10
Nick Rose: 9
Paul Worrilow: 9
LaRoy Reynolds: 9
De'Vondre Campbell: 9
Eric Weems: 9
Joshua Perkins: 9
Sean Weatherspoon: 8
Brian Poole: 8
Deion Jones: 7
Robert Alford: 7
Philip Wheeler: 7
Tom Compton: 7
Wes Schweitzer: 7
Josh Harris: 6
Desmond Trufant: 6
Ricardo Allen: 6
Jalen Collins: 6
Nick Williams: 6
Devin Fuller: 6
Justin Hardy: 6
Damian Parms: 5
Derrick Shelby: 5
Matt Bosher: 4
Sharrod Neasman: 4
Robensen Therezie: 4
Patrick DiMarco: 4
Cyrus Gray: 4
Aldrick Robinson: 4
Devonte Johnson: 3
Nordly Capi: 3
Jordan Sefon: 3
Jonathan Babineaux: 3
Tyson Jackson: 3
Grady Jarrett: 3
Keanu Neal: 3
J.D. McKissic: 3
Corey Washington: 3
Matt Schaub: 3
Brandon Wilds: 3
Jake Matthews: 3
Ryan Schraeder: 3
Andy Levitre: 3
Ben Garland: 3
Mike Person: 3
Malliciah Goodman: 2
Brooks Reed: 2
Michael Huey: 2
Ryan White: 1
Adrian Clayborn: 1
Ra'Shede Hageman: 1
Tevin Coleman: 1
Matt Ryan: 1
Will Ratelle: 1

Nick Rose once again missed a field goal, and he's since found himself off the team. It's sad to see a guy fail, but it was only a matter of time before he found himself somewhere else; Matt Bryant isn't going anywhere yet. Other than that note, there isn't much else to say here this week.

Thoughts on the snap counts?