To be fair, the Atlanta Falcons are in good shape as they ready for training camp. There aren’t any glaring weak spots, and the team fared well with a draft class headlined by Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley and Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver best nfl jerseys .
However, no 53-man roster is perfect, and if the Falcons have a soft spot, it’s on the interior of the offensive and defensive lines.
Atlanta made an effort to bolster defensive tackle with the addition of third-rounder Deadrin Senat, and Grady Jarrett is a capable starter. But expecting Senat to make a big rookie impact is optimistic, and Jack Crawford isn’t the player 2017 starter Dontari Poe (now with the Carolina Panthers) is.
The Falcons were a top-10 defense in 2017 nfl jersey for cheap both overall and against the run. Poe’s absence may cause that latter number to drop—and NFC South teams may try to run right at the middle of Atlanta’s defense.
The Baltimore Ravens hit their gaping hole at wide receiver hard in free agency. And while the additions of Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead and John Brown aren’t a guaranteed fix, general manager Ozzie Newsome improved the Ravens enough at receiver that it’s no longer the biggest weakness.
With Ryan Jensen now plying his trade in Tampa, the Ravens will turn over center duties to Matt Skura, who started 12 games for the team at right guard in 2017. Per Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun, tackle Austin Howard was impressed by what he saw from the rookie last year.nfl jerseys cheap authentic
“He’s that guy who’s coming in early, staying late, doing the things a young guy should do,” said tackle Austin Howard, who plays beside Skura on the right side of the line. “You don’t have to question what he’s doing in the weight room, in the meeting room, even with his note taking. I sit next to him in the meeting room and I see his notes. He’s very diligent in everything he does.”
Skura has experience playing center from his days at Duke, but he’s easily the biggest question mark on Baltimore’s O-line in 2018.custom nfl jerseys cheap