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With their first regular season game less than a week away, the Atlanta Falcons have released their first unofficial depth chart for the 2015 season.
Here are seven key observations:
- Rookie running back Tevin Coleman will get the start the on Monday as he has jumped in front of Devonta Freeman on the depth chart. Both Freeman and Coleman injured their hamstrings during XFINITY Training Camp and Coleman was able to return to the field and participate in the final two preseason games. Although Freeman has been practicing with the team, he was unable to take any game snaps.
- One of the Falcons' most recent additions, Andy Levitre, will start at left guard. Despite being in Atlanta for only a week prior to the first game of the season, the seven-year veteran will be expected to use his experience and guide this offensive line.
- A new face will anchor the Falcons' offensive line this season. Mike Person, who was acquired via free agency, will start at center. The Falcons claimed Gino Gradkowski off waivers on Monday. Gradkowski shouldn't have too much trouble adjusting to Kyle Shanahan's system as he was acquired from the Denver Broncos, who run a similar blocking scheme.
- Second-year offensive lineman James Stone will have his hands full this season, as he is currently the second-string right and left guard option.
- Following an impressive preseason, Adrian Clayborn now sits behind rookie Vic Beasley Jr. at defensive end. Clayborn was previously behind Tyson Jackson on the depth chart.
- O'Brien Schofield will fill in for injured Brooks Reed at starting outside linebacker while he recovers from groin surgery.
- After putting together several phenomenal performances on special teams this preseason, Allen Bradford has moved in front of Nate Stupar at second-string inside linebacker.