The Falcons have released their first unofficial depth chart of the season, and there are some changes — primarily on the defensive side of the ball.
There’s nothing particularly shocking with the offense (unless you count Matt Ryan being listed as the starting quarterback over Matt Schaub).
Rookie Wes Schweitzer will back up Chris Chester at right guard, while ex-center Mike Person is second-string to Andy Levitre at the left guard position.
Newly acquired Taylor Gabriel is listed as the sixth wide receiver, behind Eric Weems.
Defensively is where things start to look a little different.
We already knew rookies Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell won the starting middle and weakside linebacker spots, respectively.
Brooks Reed apparently beat out Adrian Clayborn for the starting position at right defensive end.
This is where things get weird.
Tyson Jackson, who was supposed to be a defensive tackle, is now listed as the starter at left defensive end — in front of Ra’Shede Hageman.
Throughout preseason, Jackson was the starter next to Grady Jarrett. Now, that spot belongs to Jonathan Babineaux, and he’s backed up by Derrick Shelby.
On special teams, Tevin Coleman is the team’s kick returner, while Eric Weems is the punt returner.
Sure, the depth chart could look different before Sunday’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but these changes could raise a few eyebrows.
What’s your take?