The Atlanta Falcons could look to upgrade the interior of their offensive line in free agency. Here are four centers/guards that could help Atlanta in 2016.
Although the Atlanta Falcons finished with what was a top five offensive line in the NFL in 2015, the Falcons may have to reload up front this offseason, particularly on the interior of their offensive line.
While the starting tackle tandem of Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder proved that they can more than hold their own out on the edge, for the Atlanta Falcons’ offense to really take flight in 2016, the front office may look to upgrade at both guard spots as well as center.
Though Chris Chester played well in 2015 at right guard, he is an impending free agent at 33 years old. Andy Levitre was a nice player coming over from the Tennessee Titans in a late preseason trade, but does tend to draw a ton of holding penalties at left guard. Mike Person was rarely on the same page with quarterback Matt Ryan at center past Week 5.
The Atlanta Falcons still managed to have a great run blocking team, a solid team in pass protection, and were rarely penalized up front with their top five offensive line in 2016. While it seems that the Kyle Shanahan zone blocking scheme is here to stay, perhaps general manager Thomas Dimitroff will look towards free agency to bolster the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line. Here are four interior offensive linemen (centers and guards) that Atlanta should consider in 2016 free agency.
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