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Where the Atlanta Falcons depth chart stands before OTAs begin

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The Falcons are carrying 90 players at the moment. Let’s take a closer look.

Atlanta Falcons Practice Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Welcome to the offseason program, folks. We’re about a week away from the start of OTAs, which means the team is going to start sussing out their 2018 roster by watching drills, full practices, and preseason games.

This means, also, that it is an ideal time to look at the depth chart as it currently stands.

Obviously, this depth chart is going to be winnowed down a lot in the weeks and months ahead, and some of the players deep on the depth chart won’t make it through OTAs and mandatory minicamp, if history serves as our guide. By virtue of the number of players competing for roles, wide receiver, linebacker and cornerback should be three of the liveliest competitions. I am also legitimately interested in who wins the fullback battle, the fourth safety competition, and the remaining spots on the depth chart at receiver behind the presumable top four of Julio, Sanu, Ridley, and Hardy.

Take a look at this depth chart and let us know how you think it’ll shake out when the team cuts down to 53. Do bear in mind that some of the

Falcons Depth Chart

Position Starter Backup Third String Fourth String Fifth String Sixth String
Position Starter Backup Third String Fourth String Fifth String Sixth String
QB Matt Ryan Matt Schaub Kurt Benkert Garrett Grayson
RB Devonta Freeman Tevin Coleman Ito Smith Terrence Magee Justin Crawford Malik Williams
FB Luke McNitt Daniel Marx
WR Julio Jones Calvin Ridley Russell Gage Reggie Davis Devin Gray Christian Blake
WR Mohamed Sanu Justin Hardy Marvin Hall Dontez Byrd Lamar Jordan
TE Austin Hooper Logan Paulsen Eric Saubert Alex Gray Jake Roh Troy Mangen
LT Jake Matthews Ty Sambrailo Daniel Brunskill
LG Andy Levitre Sean Harlow Salesi Uhatafe
C Alex Mack Ben Garland J.C. Hassenauer
RG Brandon Fusco Wes Schweitzer Jamil Douglas
RT Ryan Schraeder Austin Pasztor Mat Gono
DE Takkarist McKinley Derrick Shelby J'Terius Jones
DE Vic Beasley Brooks Reed Mackendy Cheridor
DT Grady Jarrett Deadrin Senat Garrison Smith Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
DT Terrell McClain Jack Crawford Joey Ivie Justin Zimmer
OLB Duke Riley Foye Oluokun Emmanuel Ellerbe
MLB Deion Jones Kemal Ishmael Emmanuel Smith
OLB De'Vondre Campbell Richard Jarvis Anthony Winbush
CB Desmond Trufant Justin Bethel Joseph Putu
CB Isaiah Oliver Blidi Wreh-Wilson Deante Burton
CB Robert Alford Brian Poole Leon McFadden
FS Ricardo Allen Damontae Kazee Marcelis Branch Chris Lammons
SS Keanu Neal Tyson Graham Quincy Mauger Secdrick Cooper
K Matt Bryant David Marvin
P Matt Bosher
KR Calvin Ridley Reggie Davis Justin Hardy
PR Russell Gage Marvin Hall Isaiah Oliver
LS Josh Harris