Unofficial depth chart takeaways: First-round QBs trend towards starting Week 1, Bijan Robinson listed as RB3

Like the yellow line you see across your screen on Sundays that signifies the first-down marker, depth charts around this time of year are unofficial. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t glean some significance out of them. At the very least, it’s fascinating to see where teams decide to stack players as we creep closer to the start of the regular season. 

Tuesday saw a wide array of unofficial depth charts drop across the NFL so we scoured through all of the ones that have been made available. Here are a few of the notable nuggets that are particularly interesting. Without further ado, let’s get to it. 

The Falcons used tremendous draft capital to bring aboard running back Bijan Robinson, deploying the No. 8 overall pick to bring him to Atlanta this past spring. With that in mind, it’s downright jarring to see the rookie listed as a third-stringer on the unofficial depth chart behind starter Cordarrelle Patterson and backup Tyler Allgeier. But before you start sinking Robinson to the bottom of your fantasy draft boards, there’s a very likely explanation for his positioning here. Both Patterson…


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