Top 10 Falcons Storylines: Depth

Starters at defensive end are concerning

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 10, 2019 - 1:44 pm

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Atlanta Falcons training camp is fast approaching. With Monday being exactly 10 shows until the first practice, Andy and Randy of the Midday Show countdown the Top 10 Falcons' storylines heading into the 2019 season.

No. 10 - Contracts

No. 9 - Coaching Changes

TODAY, No. 8 -- Depth on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball

The Falcons focused on what they lacked last season on the offensive side of the ball: depth on the offensive line. Over the course of the offseason, they added two veteran guards, Jamon Brown and James Carpenter. The Falcons also used two first round selections on offensive linemen, guard Chris Lindstrom and tackle Kaleb McGary.

Defensively, the biggest name the Falcons signed in the offseason was defensive end Adrian Clayborn. He was with the team during the 2015-2017 season. The Falcons also drafted cornerback Kendall Sheffield and defensive end John Cominsky in the 4th round and cornerback Jordan Miller in the 5th.

Meanwhile, former Falcons CB Robert Alford signed with the Arizona Cardinals in the offseason and CB Brian Poole left for the New York Jets.

Are you comfortable with what we're seeing right now as far as what the Falcons depth is this season?

"A little concerned about the outside rusher," Randy McMichael said. "Just because you have bodies--you got to have some good players too. You can't just throw some slackers out there. When I look at the outside rushers, that's my biggest issue. Other than that, they're not bad everywhere else."

There is some concern with the production of Takk McKinley and Vic Beasley heading into this season. 

"The area where there isn't much is what you just said," Andy replied in talking about the depth at defensive end position. "The guys that are starting are concerning on that unit."