Atlanta Falcons: Early Returns Say John Cominski Can Play

Atlanta Falcons, John Cominsky (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons
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It is still very early, but the emergence of John Cominski in week one of the preseason, is a very good sign for the Atlanta Falcons. He along with newly signed defensive lineman Allen Bailey, give the Atlanta Falcons two versatile players that can play multiple positions.

Neither Bailey or Cominski are likely to collect double-digit sacks for the Atlanta Falcons. Only special lineman such as Aaron Donald and J.J Watt can produce those numbers consistently rushing from inside.

However if Cominski and Bailey are able to be disruptive from both the interior and the edge, it could help mask the deficiencies of Vic Beasley. The emergence of more pass rushing threats could also help Takk McKinley unlock his game, by converting his high pressure rate, into a high sack number.

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Factor in star defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, along with interior pass rusher Jack Crawford and the Atlanta Falcons are starting to build a decent amount of talented depth along the defensive line. That is something that this franchise has lacked for several seasons.

An improved pass rush rotation, that is not ranked in the bottom half of the NFL, will go a long way towards the Atlanta Falcons returning to a top ten defense, as was the case in 2017. John Cominski could figure into that rotation, sooner than many people think.