SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber isn't very impressed with the Falcons' defensive unit as only the cornerback position was ranked inside the top 10. Van Bibber continues his position-by-position look from around the league and ranks Atlanta's defensive line No. 21 out of 32 NFL teams.
John Abraham started to show his age last year, but he was still incredibly productive. The 34-year-old's snaps will be limited again this season. Jonathan Babineaux, 30, muddled through a down season in 2011, after missing time early with a knee injury. If both Abraham and Babineaux can be effective, Atlanta's line can make things happen. Ray Edwards really needs to get back the form he had with the Vikings. Rookie Jonathan Massaquoi from Troy could surprise as a situational pass rusher.
Atlanta re-signed John Abraham this offseason and hope that Ray Edwards has healed from the bad knee that bothered him most of last season.