When Atlanta Falcons seventh-round draft pick Akeem King played two snaps at defensive back and 10 on special teams against San Francisco, it meant all of the team's 2015 draft picks currently on the roster had finally reached the field in live action.
The Falcons had seven total picks in the draft, with seventh-round offensive tackle Jake Rodgers not making the team. King's cameo against the 49ers wasn't quite enough to get a true measure of how he might fit in on defense, but he didn't look lost.
As for the other five, they all have at least two games under their belts. Here are their self-assessments:
First-rounder Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson
Games played/starts: 9/9
Snaps: 287 (defensive); 17 (special teams)
Statistics: 19 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 5 penalties
Self-assessment: "I give myself a C. I feel like I should have more production than what I have. And I've hurt the team in a couple areas. Penalty-wise, it's offsides and being on the field wrestling with different players when I should be more focused on the next play. My best game was probably the New York [Giants] game because I was able to apply constant pressure. I'd say my worst game probably was Tennessee because I was on the ground numerous amounts of times. I want to have more focus, play in the system of the defense, and just go hard."
Second-rounder Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
Games played/starts: 9/2
Snaps: 210 (defensive); 99 (special teams)
Statistics: 7 defensive tackles; 4 special-teams tackles
Self-assessment: "I feel like I've made a lot of improvements, on and off the field, trying to get the speed of the game and the communications details. And then off the field, I'm taking better notes and trying to study a little more, knowing what to look for on film and things like that. We've all not played before. As always, you kind of take it with a grain of salt and if it's not my time, I need to get better. I just needed to improve and wait for my shot."
Third-rounder Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Games played/starts: 7/2 (missed two games due to rib injury)
Snaps: 102 (offensive); 19 (special teams)
Statistics: 42 rushes, 183 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 fumble lost; 1 reception, 10 yards
Self-assessment: "I have a lot of work to do, being a rookie. It's tough. It's a long season so I just have to be keep on grinding and keep on taking care of my body and just keep on fighting. Just going out there and creating space and pressing your runs, that's the most important thing to do here in this league because everybody's good and everybody's fast. Just pressing your runs to create more space. The thing I'm doing really well is just being tough and finishing every run and every play."
Fourth-rounder Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
Games played/starts: 2/1 (inactive first seven games)
Snaps: 95 (offensive); 12 (special teams)
Statistics: 6 catches, 38 yards (12-yard long)
Self-assessment: "I came in with the information and the game plan was good because I was in tune with it. You can always get better. You can block better; run better routes. I feel like I've gotten better [at practice] as time went on. I've gotten more comfortable. I knew what I was doing so I was just out there playing freely. I just want to continue to get better. Every week, I want to pick something out that I can do better and try to work on it so by the end of the season, I should have everything really down.''
Fifth-rounder Grady Jarrett, DL, Clemson
Games played/starts: 9/0
Snaps: 133 (defensive); 39 (special teams)
Statistics: 10 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 quarterback hit
Self-assessment: "I feel like I'm starting to find my stride a little bit as far as playing better when I get the opportunity. I'm just trying to show my worth and continuing to make my snaps count. I'm just trying to show them that I can play at this level and be productive. I don't know if the [transition] has been easy or difficult. It's kind of been a learning process the whole way as far as getting comfortable. Adjusting to the speed of the game was something that was really difficult for me through the preseason. Then I ended up having a good last preseason game. Since then, I've adjusted. I feel like I have a really high mental capacity, so it hasn't been overwhelming for me. Just kind of just getting used to everything. I've played nose tackle and end. Just wherever they need me at."