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Atlanta Falcons roster projection: Figuring out the 53 man after free agency

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Who will be on this team?

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After the initial, big wave of Falcons free agency, we’re not going to see a ton of acquisitions until April. That makes it a fine time to try to decide who the hell is going to be on this roster next September, even though any attempt to do so will be laughably wrong.

Hey, we like to have fun. Here’s my March stab at the roster, with unknown rookies and free agents denoted on this list.


QB Matt Ryan

QB Matt Schaub

RB Devonta Freeman

RB Tevin Coleman

RB ROOKIE

FB/RB Terron Ward

WR Julio Jones

WR Mohamed Sanu

WR Taylor Gabriel

WR Justin Hardy

WR Andre Roberts

WR Devin Fuller

TE Austin Hooper

TE Levine Toilolo

TE Josh Perkins

TE ROOKIE

OT Jake Matthews

OT Ryan Schraeder

OT Kevin Graf

OG Andy Levitre

OG ROOKIE

OG Wes Schweitzer

OC Alex Mack

OC/OG Ben Garland

OL FREE AGENT

DE Vic Beasley

DE Derrick Shelby

DE/LB ROOKIE

DE/DT Jack Crawford

DE/DT Adrian Clayborn

DE/DT Courtney Upshaw

DT Grady Jarrett

DT Dontari Poe

DT Ra’Shede Hageman

DT ROOKIE

LB De’Vondre Campbell

LB Deion Jones

LB LaRoy Reynolds

LB/DE Brooks Reed

LB/S Kemal Ishmael

CB Desmond Trufant

CB Robert Alford

CB Jalen Collins

CB C.J. Goodwin

CB Akeem King

S Keanu Neal

S Ricardo Allen

S/CB Brian Poole

S Sharrod Neasman

S/ST ROOKIE

K Matt Bryant

P Matt Bosher

LS Josh Harris


This one’s just for fun—we take this much more seriously in August, obviously—so give us your best projection.