Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (1) runs with the ball against Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Tyvis Powell (23) during the first half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Round 5 – WR Martavis Bryant
Martavis Bryant fits the mold of some of the more modern wide recievers at 6’5″ and 200 lbs (Calvin Johnson 6’5″ 235lbs, A.J. Green 6’4″ 207lbs, Julio Jones 6’3″ 220lbs), with the exception of his need to add some weight. His route running and pass catching will keep him as an early day 3 prospect, but Coach Robiskie with wideouts Roddy and Julio can help with that.
Behind Roddy, Julio, and Harry, the Falcons have little to no depth. The loss of Tony Gonzalez will hurt Atlanta’s passing game, so why not draft a giant to come in and expand the offense? Julio and Roddy both missed large portions of the 2013 season, so if one of them were to go down again, Bryant could come in and give Matt Ryan a huge target on the outside.
If Bryant comes in a plays well, his frame may force Roddy over into the slot. Just imagine that.