Defensive Line: (9, 37/53)
- Grady Jarrett (DT)
- Tyeler Davison (DT)
- Marlon Davidson (DT)
- Deadrin Senat (DT)
- Takkarist McKinley (DE)
- John Cominsky (DE)
- Allen Bailey (DE)
- Charles Harris (DE)
- Bryson Young (DE)
The defensive line for the Atlanta Falcons has continuously gotten better over the past two seasons. Grady Jarrett is still the anchor of the line but there are several quality playmakers behind him.
So far during the offseason, Tyeler Davison was signed to a three-year extension as well as Allen Bailey to a one-year extension. Both bring veteran leadership to a team that has a lot of young talent behind them. In Davison’s first season with the Falcons, he tallied his most amount of tackles in his career.
Deadrin Senat who was a third-round pick in 2018 suited up for 15 of 16 games his rookie season. In 2019 he did not make an appearance until week 15 and finished with no tackles. It makes 2020 a make it or break it season for the young tackle.
In the second round of this year’s draft the Falcons drafted Marlon Davidson who has the chance to be a starter within a couple of seasons. John Cominsky who was a fourth-round pick in 2019 spent time playing both defensive end and tackle as a rookie. I expect the Falcons to utilize him more this season than a year ago.
Takk McKinley is coming off a poor season only tallying 3.5 sacks and the Falcons decided to decline his fifth-year option, making him a free agent after this upcoming season. Charles Harris came over from Miami via a trade for a seventh-round pick in 2021. He looks to bring depth to the team after failing to produce in Miami.
Bryson Young is a UDFA who I believe has some potential to grow as a solid pass rusher in the NFL.