The Atlanta Falcons are widely expected to address either guard or defensive tackle in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, depending on the moves they make in free agency. While they could use upgrades in the trenches, it’s worth asking what the weakest position on the entire roster is, and whether the Falcons will address it.
For my money, you can make a case that tight end is actually the weakest position on the Falcons roster, as many would. Austin Hooper is a legitimate starter but did not have a great season, Levine Toilolo is a quality backup but not a particularly #elite one, and Eric Saubert has yet to show us anything through one season. The team may have already been sniffing around tight ends at the Senior Bowl, and it would not be surprising if they added another option this offseason.
Other strong contenders include guard, with Andy Levitre coming off an injury and Wes Schweitzer turning in an unspectacular if solid first season, and defensive tackle, which is Grady Jarrett and not much else. I suppose you could also point the finger at wide receiver because of the critical depth issues there, but having Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu does help a lot.
What would be your choice?