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In looking over the Falcons roster, it’s safe to say Atlanta has players whom the coaching staff feels comfortable with as starters. While the fans may not be extremely cordial to the idea of an offensive line with Lamar Holmes and Sam Baker at tackle, the coaching staff might very well be.
On the edge, Osi Umenyiora, Kroy Biermann and Jonathan Massaquoi may not strike fear into opposing quarterbacks’ hearts, but they will at least be competent starters. The Falcons do need to make sure they have reserves who can step in and be at least competent.
That was the major issue in 2013. They took a huge step toward that goal with the recent free-agent signings. However, this year’s draft should be focused on depth once the Falcons get out of the second round. There’s a plethora of talent this year, and the Falcons should benefit from it.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, college football, the NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.