Falcons 2022 draft class: Rookie stats entering season finale

The Atlanta Falcons missed the playoffs for the fifth season in a row in 2022, but unlike in years past, this team has a clear vision for the future.

General manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith turned a directionless roster full of bad contracts into a team with a strong foundation. If the Falcons are going to build on the progress they made this season, though, they must continue to develop their young talent.

With one game remaining, let’s check in on the team’s 2022 draft class. Here’s a look at each rookie’s regular season stats.

WR Drake London

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  • Receptions: 66

  • Yards: 746

  • TD: 4

  • YPR: 11.3

  • PFF Grade: 81.0

OLB Arnold Ebiketie

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  • Tackles: 30 (21 solo)

  • Sacks: 2.5

  • QB hits: 11

  • FF: 2

  • PD: 2

  • PFF Grade: 64.9

LB Troy Andersen

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  • Tackles: 65 (36 solo)

  • Sacks: 0

  • QB Hits: 3

  • FF: 1

  • PD: 1

  • PFF Grade: 39.7

QB Desmond Ridder

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  • Pass attempts: 85

  • Completions: 54

  • Comp %: 63.5

  • Passer rating: 78.7

  • Pass yards: 484

  • TD: 0

  • INT: 0

  • Rush attempts: 14

  • Rush yards: 55

  • PFF Grade: 47.8

OLB DeAngelo Malone

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  • Tackles: 26 (16 solo)

  • Sacks: 1.0

  • QB hits: 2

  • TFL: 4

  • FF: 0

  • PFF Grade: 59.5

RB Tyler Allgeier

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  • Rush attempts: 186

  • Rush yards: 900

  • TD: 3

  • YPA: 4.8

  • Catches: 16

  • Rec. yards: 139

  • Rec. TD: 1

  • PFF grade: 87

OL Justin Shaffer

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  • Stats: N/A

TE John FitzPatrick

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  • Stats: N/A

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Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire