Offensive Linemen: (9, 25/53)
- Alex Mack (C)
- Matt Hennessy (C)
- Jake Matthews (OT)
- Kaleb McGary (OT)
- Matt Gono (OT)
- Chris Lindstrom (G)
- Jamon Brown (G)
- Justin McCray (G)
- John Wetzel (G)
The Atlanta Falcons have been turning around this offensive line the past two seasons with two first-round draft picks in 2019 and adding another in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The biggest question mark on the offensive line is the starting left guard position and that will be one to follow throughout the preseason.
The anchor of the offensive line is Alex Mack, but at 34 years old how many more seasons will he play? The Falcons drafted center Matt Hennessy this year as his future replacement but he is versatile and could fill the gap at left guard for the upcoming season.
Matt Gono has also been another player who has been shifted around the offensive line and could be an option for the Falcons at left guard. The right side of the offensive line is filled by both Lindstrom and McGary. Justin McCray was brought in for depth behind McGary in the offseason and veteran Jamon Brown is a consistent backup to Lindstrom.
The starting left tackle position held by Jake Matthews is the longest-tenured Falcon on the offensive line. I think that the last offensive linemen spot comes down to John Wetzel, Hunter Atkinson, and James Carpenter. Carpenter though can be released to save some more cap space and has fallen down the depth chart this past season.
I really like Atkinson but I believe he ends up being one of the players on the practice squad that the Atlanta Falcons call up on game days to the new 55-man squad.