Does Kerry Meier have a Johnny Knox-type season in him? (source: FantasyCollegeBlitz and YardBarker)

Best Case Scenario: Falcons' Wide Receiver Kerry Meier

(source: FantasyCollegeBlitz and YardBarker)

We continue with part two of this seven-part series detailing the best case scenarios for the Atlanta Falcons’ 2010 draft picks. We covered safety Shann Schillinger yesterday and today we direct our attention to the Falcons’ fifth round draft pick: wide receiver Kerry Meier.

Using data from the last 10 NFL drafts (2000-2009), I focused on wide receivers drafted in the fifth round to give us an idea of what Meier’s ideal rookie season might look like. What have players, who play his position and were drafted in the same round, done in the last 10 years?

Hit the jump for the comparison.

Top rookie campaigns for fifth round Wide Receivers since 2000.

Player Team Year Stats
Johnny Knox Bears 2009 Played in 15 games for a 7-9 team. Caught 45 passes for 527 yards and five touchdowns. Also returned 32 kicks for 927 yards and one touchdown.

That’s it. That’s the list. Unlike Schillinger, Meier doesn’t have a lot of company when it comes to wide receivers draft in the fifth round who went on to have a “successful” rookie campaign.

Will Meier’s case be different? Does he have what it takes to put together a “Johnny Knox-type” season? Where will he fit on the depth chart?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments or continue the conversation on Twitter.

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Tags: 2010 NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Chicago Bears Johnny Knox Kerry Meier

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