Strongside End: Tyson Jackson
Nose Tackle: Paul Soliai
Weakside End/Under Tackle: Rashede Hageman
Strong Outside Linebacker: Kroy Biermann
Strong Inside Linebacker/Middle Linebacker: Paul Worrilow
Weak Inside Linebacker/Weakside Linebacker: Sean Weatherspoon
Weak Outside Linebacker/Weakside End: Jonathan Massaquoi
Reserves: Jonathan Babineaux, Malliciah Goodman, Cliff Matthews, Travian Robertson, Corey Peters, Peria Jerry, Adam Replogle, Osi Umenyiora, Joplo Bartu, Akeem Dent, Stansly Maponga, Marquis Spruill, Prince Shembo, Tyler Starr, Yawin Smallwood, Donte Rumph, Nosa Eguae, Walker May, Jacques Smith, Brenden Daley
Additions: Paul Soliai (free agent), Tyson Jackson (free agent), Ra'Shede Hageman (second round), Prince Shembo (fourth round), Marquis Spruill (fifth round), Yawin Smallwood (seventh round), Tyler Starr (seventh round), Donte Rumph (college free agent), Nosa Eguae (college free agent), Walker May (college free agent), Jacques Smith (college free agent), Brenden Daley (college free agent)
Departures: Omar Gaither (free agent), Stephen Nicholas (cut)
If there's a defensive formation that can be used, coordinator Mike Nolan is going to use it. That's why guys are listed at multiple spots and not just a single area. The Falcons are going to be able to run both 3-4 and 4-3 looks with heavy rotations to keep guys fresh.
Additions of Soliai, Jackson and Hageman improve the size up front tremendously. At this point, there is still questionable pass rush for the Falcons. So they will have to manufacture a lot of pressure up front, but they should be able to do it.
There's some potential up front for the pass rush with Massaquoi, Starr, Biermann, Osi, Shembo and Maponga all competing for reps. But at this point, the Falcons will have to improve quite a bit and hope that the potential comes to fruition, or there won't be any pass rush.