Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Atlanta Falcons in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 26
The Falcons were among the worst pass-rush units in the league the past two seasons -- 39 total sacks between 2021 and 2022 -- and so Atlanta upgraded across its defense -- from safety Jessie Bates III and cornerback Jeff Okudah in the secondary to defensive linemen Calais Campbell and David Onyemata to edge rusher Bud Dupree and linebacker Kaden Elliss. These additions should help the team's pass coverage, which could also lead to more sacks. And more sacks could lead to rushed throws from quarterbacks and more interceptions for the revamped secondary under new coordinator Ryan Nielsen. All in all, growth everywhere for Atlanta's defense.
NFL.com -- Rank: 23
CBS Sports -- Rank: 26
USA Today -- Rank: 25
The Athletic -- Rank: 21
Hype man: With a new coordinator and upgrades at all three levels of the defense, improving from the No. 30 defense to just league average would be a huge boon, especially with an emerging offense.
Desmond Downer: The Desmond Ridder thing is a prank, right?
PFF -- Rank: 27
While Robinson will produce right out of the gate, the Falcons still have other positions they need to address with top-end talent, including edge rusher, wide receiver and outside cornerback.
PFT -- Rank: 22
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