Following the 2017 NFL Draft, ESPN released their post-draft power rankings and Atlanta earned the No. 2 spot on the list.
Through the draft, the Falcons added six players to their roster—all of whom fit the exact mold of what general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn are looking to build their team with.
Between the draft and free agency, the Falcons have added several potential key contributors in DT Dontari Poe, DE Takk McKinley, LB Duke Riley, G Sean Harlow and WR Andre Roberts.
On both sides of the ball, Atlanta returns 9 of 11 starters from the 2016 season with the majority of these players are either entering the primes of their careers or are already there.