The Atlanta Falcons could use an upgrade at the wide receiver this offseason. Here are four wideouts the Atlanta front office could sign in free agency.
What came as arguably the biggest disappointment of the 2015 Atlanta Falcons’ season was that the once elite wide receiving corps became at times pedestrian. Veteran wideout Roddy White struggled to break into new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s West Coast offense.
A supposed Shanahan disciple Leonard Hankerson didn’t make it through the 2015 NFL season with the Atlanta Falcons. While Justin Hardy was only a rookie out of East Carolina, he wasn’t ready to make big time plays until the final quarter of the season.
Honestly, only All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones thrived in Shanahan’s West Coast receiving game. Frankly at this point in his career, Jones would thrive in any passing scheme as he is that immensely talented.
While the Atlanta Falcons should look to upgrade the wide receiver position again in the 2016 NFL Draft, the front office may want to entertain the idea of signing a veteran free agent as a solid No. 2, No. 3 option in the receiving corps now being led by assistant head coach and former defensive passing game coordinator Raheem Morris.
The Atlanta Falcons aren’t looking for a No. 1 type of wide receiver, as they clearly have that in Julio Jones. Here are four wideouts that could work playing in Kyle Shanahan’s West Coast offense in 2016. Any one of these potential signings could help in quarterback Matt Ryan‘s development in the second year of the offense.
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