The Falcons' first unofficial depth chart of the 2016 regular season has been released. Click here to view the unofficial depth chart.
As Atlanta gets set for their regular season opener, here are six observations on the depth chart:
- The only change on the offensive side of the ball is that Mike Person and Wes Schweitzer have flip-flopped their roles. In the Atlanta's preseason unofficial depth chart, Person was listed as Chris Chester's backup at right guard. Now, he's the team's No. 2 option at left guard, behind Andy Levitre. Schweitzer battled Chester for the starting right guard position during training camp, but will start the season backing up Chester.
- After an impressive preseason, Brooks Reed has leaped Adrian Clayborn as one of the Falcons' starting defensive ends.
- Derrick Shelby is now listed as a defensive tackle, behind veteran Jonathan Babineaux.
- Tyson Jackson has been moved back outside, and will take snaps at defensive end, rather than defensive tackle.
- Rookies Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell have emerged as the starting middle and weakside linebackers.
- RB Tevin Coleman remains the No. 1 option at kick returner, with WR Eric Weems keeping his punt return duties.