Falcons rookie 'a little surprised' at how well he's done in camp

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 29, 2019 - 11:54 am

The Atlanta Falcons released their first unofficial depth chart on Sunday.

Rookie Kaleb McGary is behind Ty Sambrailo at the right tackle position. However, following practice on Monday, head coach Dan Quinn said the battle for that starting position is close.

"Kaleb at tackle, I thought, really pushing Ty in a close fight, in a close battle," Quinn said. "All the things that go on in the first install, he was able to handle very well, and that's a testament to the work he put in over the summer to get right and to get ready."

"(He's got) a lot to learn but I'm encouraged where he's at, and I think he's gaining momentum in his trust in what he's doing."

McGary joined the Midday Show with Andy and Randy to echo what Coach Quinn said.

"I'm a little surprised with how well I've done up to this point to be perfectly honest," McGary said. "OTA's was kind of rough for me. It wasn't--there was a lot of stuff getting thrown at me at one time."

"I just didn't perform as well as I'd wanted to, and I was a little bit nervous coming back. But I put him some good work in that little off-time we had...and it's paid off because my transition has been much, much smoother since I've been back."