Could Falcons O-Line Be Top Ranked Next Season?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 30, 2020 - 3:09 pm

The Atlanta Falcons selected all but one defensive player in the 2020 NFL Draft, center Matt Hennessy from Temple University.

Former Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith told Dukes and Bell he believes there was a reason the offense didn't need much tweaking in the draft.

"This offensive line, I believe, are going to be in the better half of the league. I really believe that. They're gelling together, Alex Mack has been there, they've got a young boy they're going to put in there, they've got a smart running back and we'll see what he brings to the table...I think they're going to do fine man. I'm really excited about this offensive line and what the opportunities are."

With some question marks still lingering on what the defense can be, the Falcons will need to count on the offense, and the offensive line in particular, to step up.

We're talking about a group that played together last year. Last season, you started 40 percent rookies; you had a 60 percent new offensive line. This year, even if you do have Hennessy starting at left guard, 80 percent of your offensive line is back from last year.

"We always use the word 'cohesion' when it comes to what's most important for an offensive line," Andy Bunker said. "Hopefully we can actually count on that unit being better because if they are, the offense can actually be better."