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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Atlanta Falcons

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Atlanta Falcons rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Falcons in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 19

The Falcons have generated the least amount of buzz of any NFC South team this offseason, and maybe that's good since they were so up and down in 2019. Will the Falcons win nine games? Will they win four? Will Todd Gurley's knees hold up? Will Matt Ryan return anywhere close to an MVP level?

CBS Sports -- Rank: 14

This is a make-or-break year for coach Dan Quinn. They did make some nice offseason additions to help the defense, but is it enough?

USA Today -- Rank: 16

Fair or not, Atlanta's draft felt flat in wake of buzz they had big move up their sleeve. Kind of a microcosm for ATL post-Super Bowl LI.

ESPN -- Rank: 18

Player who benefited: RB Todd Gurley. The Falcons didn't draft a running back, although GM Thomas Dimitroff hinted that the team might look for another explosive threat out of the backfield. Maybe that indicates how confident the Falcons feel about Gurley's left knee and his ability to contribute, despite being released by the Rams. Or maybe that means the Falcons are confident in Brian Hill, Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison, the group of backups behind Gurley. Whatever the case, the Falcons have to improve a running game that ranked 30th in the league last season (85.1 yards per game). -- Vaughn McClure

NFL.com -- Rank: 18

Longtime ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper called first-round pick A.J. Terrell "one of the biggest reaches of the past few years." Oof. Rumors swirled about Atlanta potentially moving up to grab one of the top two corners in this class, but the Falcons ended up staying home to address a serious position of need. GM Thomas Dimitroff had better hope Kiper is losing his fastball. Draft critiques aside, this has been a solid offseason overall for the Falcons, who added running back Todd Gurley and pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. and traded for tight end Hayden Hurst after losing Austin Hooper in free agency. There won't be another reprieve for Dan Quinn and Dimitroff if Atlanta misses the playoffs for a third straight year.

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