FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons released their first depth chart of 2019 on Sunday.
While it's very early in camp and there's still much to be decided when it comes some of the key position battles, there are a few interesting takeaways from the initial depth chart.
On offense, James Carpenter is listed ahead of Jamon Brown at left guard. That is one of the key position battles in camp, but as Falcons coach Dan Quinn noted following Sunday's Red-White scrimmage, it's basically a toss-up right now. To no one's surprise, rookie first-round pick Chris Lindstrom is penciled in at right guard. At right tackle, Ty Sambrailo is ahead of the other first-round pick, Kaleb McGary.
Falcons fans are happy to see Devonta Freeman healthy and back as the lead back, but the order behind him is interesting. Following Ito Smith as the primary No. 2 is Brian Hill. Kenjon Barner, Qadree Ollison and Tony Brooks-James round out the six spots.
On defense, the Falcons listed five linemen and two linebackers, but fans shouldn't read too much into that – that alignment can change from down to down.
Regardless, Takk McKinley and Vic Beasley are the two edge rushers while Grady Jarrett, Tyeler Davison and Allen Bailey (pictured below) are inside. Both Davison and Bailey are newcomers. Also noteworthy is seeing rookie John Cominsky listed behind Bailey.
The secondary is what you'd expect with Desmond Trufant and Isaiah Oliver listed as the starting corners with Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal back as the starting safeties. Damontae Kazee is listed as the primary backup to Trufant. But, again, if the Falcons line up in a nickel package, count on Kazee being on the field.
There were no surprises when it comes to special teams.
Check out these images that map out the first unofficial depth chart for the Atlanta Falcons defense going into the Hall of Fame game against the Denver Broncos.
Check out these images that map out the first unofficial depth chart for the Atlanta Falcons offense going into the Hall of Fame game against the Denver Broncos.