The Falcons have a very talented roster, but no roster is perfect. Every team has weaknesses. Here are the 5 players that PFF has ranked as some of the worst on this 2017 roster.
Derrick Coleman - 31.8
I think it’s easy to say that the Falcons miss having Patrick DiMarco in the backfield. Coleman has been a non-factor in the passing game and has regularly missed blocks in the running game. The Falcons really need to find a better alternative in 2018.
Duke Riley - 42
The rookie third round linebacker has struggled this year. Injuries didn’t help, but his play wasn’t great before he was knocked out for several games. Riley is still young and a good off-season should help, but his missed tackles have been hard to ignore. He still has a ton of potential and his physical abilities are top-notch. Let’s hope he makes a big leap in year two.
Wes Schweitzer - 47
To be fair to Wes, he’s had to face a murderer’s row of top-tier defensive tackles all year. The first year starter has had some bright spots, but he’s been wildly inconsistent all year long. It’s unlikely the Falcons will move on from him quickly, but some veteran competition would definitely be welcome.
Vic Beasley - 65.2
This is definitely one of the most disappointing names on the list. After a pro-bowl season in which he led the league in sacks, Vic has failed to live up to the lofty expectations. Granted, he’s been asked to drop into coverage far more this year, but his sack totals are down dramatically as well. The injury early in the season could definitely be a factor here, so let’s hope he can finish 2017 strong and bounce back big-time for next year.
Levine Toilolo - 68.3
This is not an entirely surprising name to be on this list. The veteran tight end has never really been a difference maker. He’s ok as a blocker and mediocre as a receiver. One has to think the Falcons will attempt to upgrade the tight end position again in 2018, so Toilolo may not be wearing the red and black for too much longer.
Other notable scores
Austin Hooper - 69.4
Ahtyba Rubin - 69.7
Taylor Gabriel - 71.6