Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan played every offensive snap for the team during the 2017 season and that’s the kind of durability that the team would like to see from him on an annual basis.

One way to increase the chances of that happening is by making sure the offensive line plays at a high level in front of Ryan. General Manager Thomas Dimitroff touched on that and the chatter about an extension for the quarterback when he said the team realizes the need to “make sure offensively in the trenches we are protecting” the quarterback.

This year’s draft could help on that front. Dimitroff said, via the team’s website, that this year’s prospects include “a really interesting group along the offensive line.” Dimitroff also gave some hints about the makeup of the players they’d like to add.