The Atlanta Falcons open training camp on July 28 at the team's facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Here's our early 53-man roster projection:
Ryan said he has a better feel for the offense in Year 2, and Schaub's previous success in Kyle Shanahan's scheme could help Ryan develop an even stronger grasp.
Although Freeman is coming off a Pro Bowl season, Coleman will push for plenty of touches with his home run ability.
Sanu's big, physical presence out of the slot should help alleviate pressure from Jones, while Robinson could give the Falcons another deep-ball threat.
The rookie Hooper could evolve into a serious red zone threat down the middle and has the ability to go up and get the ball in traffic.
Competition at right guard should be intense with the rookie Schweitzer, the returning starter Chester, Person and Compton.
Although Hageman is not the ideal fit for the scheme, the Falcons will try to get the best out of him in his move from three-technique defensive tackle to four-tech defensive end.
The rookies Jones and Campbell are talented enough to assume starting roles, but look for Worrilow to stay ahead of Jones in the middle, at least in the base, with his knowledge of the defense.
Collins' four-game suspension to start the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs means King, Van Dyke or Goodwin could start outside opposite Trufant.
First-rounder Neal already showed the coaches he's ready for a major role.
Of course, there is a big question mark with Hester coming off toe surgery and with a $3 million salary, but something tells me he has one year of thrilling returns left in him.