Week 1 is officially in the books, as we now turn our sights to Week 2. The Atlanta Falcons definitely didn’t get off to the start we all hoped they would, and now we can only look forward in hopes to see a different outcome in the upcoming games. On Sunday, the Falcons will travel south and face the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers which will be a tough game to bounce back in.
With the game only days away, the Falcons have revealed the depth chart for their first divisional game of the season, which you can view below.
QB: Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks
RB: Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wayne Gallman
WR: Calvin Ridley, Tajae Sharpe or Christian Blake
WR: Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby
TE: Kyle Pitts, Lee Smith
TE: Hayden Hurst, Keith Smith, Parker Hesse
LT: Jake Matthews, Jason Spriggs
LG: Jalen Mayfield, Drew Dalman, Colby Gossett
C: Matt Hennessy, Drew Dalman
RG: Chris Lindstrom, Drew Dalman
RT: Kaleb McGary, Jason Spriggs
DL: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson
DL: Tyeler Davison, Ta’Quon Graham
DL: Jonathan Bullard, John Cominsky
OLB: Steven Means, Brandon Copeland or Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
LB: Deion Jones, Mykal Walker
LB: Foyesade Oluokun, Dorian Etheridge
OLB: Dante Fowler Jr., Adetokunbo Ogundeji
CB: A.J. Terrell, T.J. Green, Darren Hall or Avery Williams
CB: Fabian Moreau, Isaiah Oliver
S: Erik Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins
S: Duron Harmon, Richie Grant
K: Younghoe Koo
P: Cameron Nizialek
LS: Josh Harris
H: Cameron Nizialek
PR: Avery Williams
KOR: Cordarrelle Patterson
You’ll notice a few changes between this up-to-date depth chart and the one released prior to the Eagles game last week. The most notable being that the team apparently views Drew Dalman as a flexible interior player, as he’s now listed as the backup at left guard, right guard and center. Whether that leads to any opportunities on this line—and whether it really places him ahead of Colby Gossett at left guard going forward—remains to be seen.
Josh Rosen, who came into Sunday’s game late when the team officially threw in the towel, is now listed as the sole backup quarterback behind Matt Ryan. If that continues, the Falcons may not keep three quarterbacks around much longer.
Also, tight end Parker Hesse has returned from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list and appears on the depth chart. Outside of those changes, there’s not a whole lot to see, and Jalen Mayfield remains the starter at left guard following a literal “baptism by fire” this previous weekend.
We’ll see if these minimal changes make an impact as the Falcons fly south for a tough divisional matchup with the Buccaneers.