Ryan Schraeder was the reason why Atlanta’s putrid running game came to life last season.
Look no further than the Falcons’ right tackle position (and a switch to the zone-blocking scheme) to see why Atlanta’s previously putrid running game all of a sudden came to life last season. Yes, Schraeder struggled mightily in his matchup with J.J. Watt, but so do a lot of people. The former undrafted player has slowly built himself into a solid all-around tackle. You can definitely argue Schraeder isn’t better than Schwartz right now (however, PFF had Schrader with just two sacks and two hits allowed last season), but another year in the system should give Schraeder the edge.