The Falcons' 2016 roster is constantly evolving and we've amassed all the players in one gallery that will be updated throughout the year
Still months away from the start of training camp for the 2015 season, NFL fans have likely already started making playoff predictions regarding their favorite team.
According to NFL Media research, every year since 1990, when the league adopted the 12-team format, the playoffs have included four new teams. During the past 10 seasons, that average climbed to more than five new teams per season.
A lot has transpired since the Falcons missed the playoffs last season, including the hiring of new head coach Dan Quinn, several new coaches and the following free agents:
DE Adrian Clayborn
OLB Justin Durant
OLB Brooks Reed
LB O'Brien Schofield
CB Phillip Adams
OL Jared Smith
G Mike Person
WR Leonard Hankerson
TE Tony Moeaki
TE Jacob Tamme
While the Falcons still have the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft and eight picks to continue adding talent and depth to their roster, NFL.com believes Atlanta can be playoff bound, thanks to star players like quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and a defense keyed by Quinn's wisdom and experience.