Falcons’ updated depth chart after Upshaw, Wheeler signings

img_8802FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons added linebacker Courtney Upshaw and Philip Wheeler and are now preparing for the upcoming NFL draft, which is set for April 28-30 in Chicago.

Upshaw, who played four years in Baltimore, will start out at Leo/outside linebacker for the Falcons and play against the run. He’s expected to add some power to the team’s front seven.

The team will find a role for Wheeler, played well in a reserve role last season.

Upshaw will wear No. 91.

“When I was in high school I was 41, but when I got to the NFL I couldn’t wear that number,” Upshaw told the team’s website. “I liked the way No. 91 looked so I went with that. I think Upshaw on top of that No. 91 in Falcons colors is going to look great.”

Here’s an updated look at the post-free agency depth chart:

OFFENSE

WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 17 Devin Hester, 18 Jordan Leslie

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 64 Collin Rahrig

C   51 Alex Mack, 62 James Stone

RG 68 Mike Person 63 Ben Garland, 67 Adam Replogle

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris

TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 80 Levine Toilolo, 86 D.J. Tialavea, 86 Beau Gardner

WR Mohamed Sanu, 14 Eric Weems, 15 Nick Williams, 89 Aldrick Robinson, 89 C.J. Goodwin

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 12 Sean Renfree, 8 Matt Schaub, 1 Matt Simms

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 33 Terron Ward, 35 Gus Johnson

FB 42 Patrick DiMarco

NICKEL DEFENSE (60 PERCENT)

RDE  99 Adrian Clayborn, 94 Tyson Jackson

DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux  97 Grady Jarrett

DT 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 74 Joey Mbu

LDE 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 93 Malliciah Goodman, 41 Tyler Starr

LB 52 Sean Weatherspoon, 56 Brooks Reed, Philip Wheeler

LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 53 LaRoy Reynolds

RCB 32 Jalen Collins, 28 Akeem King

NCB 23 Robert Alford

LCB 21 Desmond Trufant, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke

FS 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie

S 30 Charles Godfrey, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 17 Devin Hester, 14 Eric Weems

PR 17 Devin Hester, 14 Eric Weems

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher

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